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The purpose of the Affiliate Ambassador Committee is to develop membership relationships with a focus on a beneficial business-to-business partnership and support strategy with an outcome that assists in promoting the REALTOR® brand within the regional community. The Affiliate Ambassador Committee is responsible for planning many of our major association events for the year, including the Annual Chili Cook-Off, the Aspire North Golf Outing, and the yearly Holiday Party.

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Members of the committee must be REALTOR® OR Affiliate members. Their responsibilities are to develop and prepare the association’s annual operating budget, oversee the financial affairs of the association, evaluate budget requests, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Budget and Finance Committee is responsible for developing and recommending the financial policies of the association to the Board of Directors.

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The purpose of the Education Committee is to collaborate with the director of education in the research and development of educational programming for the membership and to review curriculum and delivery strategies. The committee is also charged with helping to drive membership to association programs as well as educational and technological opportunities. 

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This committee reviews complaints alleging NAR Code of Ethics violations and requests for arbitrations, forwarding cases to the Professional Standards Committee for hearings. The Grievance Committee is composed of at least five (5) REALTOR® members in good standing.  Members must be active REALTOR® members for a minimum of two years to be eligible to serve on the Grievance Committee. Appointed members must attend an Aspire North-approved Professional Standards Training program. The Grievance Committee will hold meetings in a manner to ensure timely review of ethics complaints and arbitration requests.

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The purpose of the Investment Committee is to monitor the investments of Aspire North REALTORS® and to formulate policy for the prudent investment of these funds.

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A standing committee according to the Aspire North Bylaws, the purpose of the Membership Committee is to review the applications for membership made to Aspire North by potential REALTOR® and Affiliate members after a preliminary screening by staff is completed. After the review the applications are forwarded to the Aspire North Board of Directors.

This committee shall also function as a vehicle for membership engagement, relations, outreach, and development programs. Subcommittees or task teams of the Membership Committee shall include but are not limited to, the Legacy Project, communications, education, and development.

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The MLS committee’s purpose is to provide oversight, review policy, rules & regulations, and provide recommendations to the Board and the Aspire North representatives on the NGLRMLS Board on matters related to MLS operations. The MLS Committee is also responsible for proposing local MLS-related fees, subject to review and approval of the Board of Directors

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The Professional Standards Committee is comprised of a group of REALTORS® members who have attended an Aspire North-approved professional standards training program. Members must be active REALTOR® members for a minimum of two years to be eligible to serve on the Professional Standards Committee. Appointed members must attend an Aspire North-approved professional standards training program. The committee conducts hearings on ethics complaints and requests for arbitration referred by the Grievance Committee and recommends appropriate disciplinary action to the Board of Directors.

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The purpose of the Public Policy Committee is to review and provide recommendations to the Aspire North REALTORS® Board of Directors on issues, legislation, and local candidate races. These efforts support the association’s ability to effectively advocate for private property rights and real estate industry issues. Annually, the Public Policy Committee establishes priority issues which are then recommended to the Aspire North REALTORS® Board of Directors for approval. 

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The REALTOR® Political Action Committee, otherwise known as the RPAC Committee, shall be responsible for the development and growth of Aspire North’s political action efforts at the local, state, and national levels in accordance with the Michigan REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® political action programs.

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Vision: Our community operates following the principle of ‘Sustainability First.’

Mission: From the perspective of the real estate industry, incorporate impactful sustainability measures into the community with unprecedented momentum.

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