The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) has several committees charged with working on specific industry concerns and issues. Meeting throughout the year, the committees offer recommendations to the Board of Directors to ensure that the relevant issues and concerns of our members are met. Other committees or tasks forces may be struck as the need arises.
AREA’s Governance and Board Development Committee assists the Board of Directors in maintaining good governance and leads a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the Board of Directors, Board Committees and individual Directors. This Committee also assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its obligations relating to CEO goals and objectives, evaluation, compensation and succession planning.
2023 Chair: Parm Sidhu (AREA Director, Director at Large) Appointed Members:David P. Brown (AREA Chair, Capital Region) Iris Evans (AREA Director, Public Member) Jolene Ledene Reimer (AREA Chair - Elect, Southern Region)
AREA’s Finance and Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its obligations and oversight responsibilities relating to financial planning, the audit process, financial reporting, corporate controls and risk management.
2023 Chair: Jolene Ledene Reimer (AREA Director, Southern Region)
Appointed Members:David P. Brown (AREA 2023 Chair, Capital Region)Chris Hassall (AREA Director, Director at Large)Cam Mendryk (CPA, CA)
AREA Political Action Committee guides and supports the AREA Government Relations function and Advocacy process. It is the key mechanism by which AREA members and boards can speak with one voice on provincial issues and legislation affecting Alberta REALTORS® and real estate consumers.
2023 AREA Political Action CommitteeChair: Stan Mills (Lethbridge) David P. Brown (AREA Chair, Capital Region) Brad Mitchell (AREA CEO) Iris Evans (AREA Director, Public Member)Shirley Williams (AREA Director, Public Member) Mike Alexander (Edmonton) Jason Bamlett (Calgary) Margaret Carroll (High Level) Leigh Anne Chisholm (Calgary) Calvin Hughes (Calgary) Larry Martin (Calgary) Bill McNamara (Edmonton)
Staff Liaison: Heather Coleman
AREA’s Provincial Forms and Practice Committee guides and supports the AREA Member Services group in the management of content related to AREA Forms.
Given the critical nature of AREA Forms to the practice of real estate, recommendations arising from the Forms and Practice Committee are approved by the AREA Board of Directors.
Standard Forms Change Process Map
2023 Provincial Forms & Practice Committee
Chair: Colin Hartigan (AREA Director, Northern Region)Parm Sidhu (AREA Director, Director at Large)Heleen Jacobsen (Taber)Deidre Harrison (Edmonton)David Lem (Calgary)Ann Waters (Vegreville)Cheryl Tang (Fort McMurray)Harpreet Christie (Lloydminster)Roger Arsenault (Calgary)Lyle Magnuson (Brooks)
Jim Doyle (Legal Counsel)Stan Galbraith (Legal Counsel)Lisa Sabo (REIX)Allison Kimmons (CREB Staff)Margherita Gosselin (RAE Staff)Staff Liaison: Tammy Williams
AREA’s Provincial Professional Development Committee guides and supports the AREA Professional Development group in the delivery of continuing education for members.
2023 Provincial Professional Development CommitteeChair: Chris Hassall (AREA Director, Director at Large)David P. Brown (AREA Chair, Capital Region) Macaulay Brown (Calgary)Shauna Gardner (Grande Prairie) Ellyn Mendham (Calgary) Doug Singleton (Edmonton) Shirley Williams (AREA Director, Director at Large)
AREA’s Member Advocacy Committee is designed to provide members with financial and or legal assistance arising from the results of qualifying disciplinary hearings or legal challenges.
A committee of AREA’s Board of Directors is responsible for administering the program, including determining the method and amounts of assistance provided to members. Member requests are evaluated based on four primary questions and meetings are convened ad hoc.
2023 Member Advocacy CommitteeChair: Shirley Williams (AREA Director, Director at Large)Tracy Carson (AREA Director, Foothills Region)Cheryl MacIsaac (AREA Director, Central Representative)
Staff Liaison: Brad Mitchell
AREA’s Nominating Committee is responsible for the Board of Directors application process in accordance with AREA’s Bylaws and policies. With one member from each of the five regions (Northern, Capital, Central, Foothills and Southern) the Committee will review all applications, interview shortlisted candidates and provide a recommended slate of candidates to be considered and ratified by the Board of Directors.
2023 Nominating Committee MembersChair: Tracy Carson (AREA Director)Capital Region Representative: Madeline SarafinchanCentral Region Representative: Patrick GaleslootFoothills Region Representative: VacantNorthern Region Representative: VacantSouthern Region Representative: VacantHR Consultant: Barb ReadStaff Liaison: Kate Bailey
Individuals appointed by AREA who are currently serving on the Alberta Real Estate Foundation Board of Governors oversee the mission of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation. Learn more >
AREA-Appointed GovernorsJanice ReschJoanna Barstad
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