Committees

The Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS® invites its members to get involved in the Association by serving on a committee. Committee involvement is a great way to network with other members, to learn about the Association and to help shape the direction of the Association. We also want to thank those members for donating their time and talents by serving GPAR in a leadership committee role. We appreciate your dedication and commitment. Are you interested in joining a GPAR committee? Our committees are listed below. Please reach out to Donna LePera at 215-423-9381 or via email at donna@gpar.org.

Affiliate Committee
The Affiliate Committee is comprised of affiliate members who work in the Philadelphia real estate industry, but not as a REALTOR®. This committee is focused on creating networking and business development opportunities for the entire membership of GPAR.

Diversity Committee
The Diversity Committee works to promote equal opportunity in housing and diversity within the real estate industry. They identify the concerns and needs of minority GPAR members and to assist in the development of actions to address those concerns and needs. The committee also promotes changes in real estate business practices to reflect the growing cultural diversity within Philadelphia.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee conducts the affairs of GPAR in accordance with the policies and instructions of the Board of Directors. They recommend new policies, changes in policy, or rescission of existing policies of GPAR to the board. The Executive Committee is composed of President, serving as Committee Chair; Vice President; First Vice President; Secretary: Treasurer; and Immediate Past President.

Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee is comprised of GPAR members who are experienced, understand the legislative process, especially on the local level, and how public policy can impact the real estate industry. This committee works closely with our Government Affairs Director to determine the key legislative priorities and how to most effective advocate on behalf of the association.

Grievance Committee
The Grievance Committee reviews ethics complaints and arbitration requests to determine if, taken as true on their face, could constitute a violation of the Code of Ethics, the Grievance Committee will refer the complaint to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing by an ethics or arbitration hearing panel.

Horizons Committee
The Horizons Committee is the strategic thinking arm of GPAR. It’s established to generate questions, identify industry issues, trends and concerns and recommend items to be added to GPAR’s Strategic Plan.

Professional Standards Committee
The Professional Standards Committee makes decisions on matters involving ethics complaints and arbitration requests. The Professional Standards Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters relating to the Code of Ethics.

REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC)
The REALTOR® Political Action Committee promotes participation in RPAC by GPAR membership. The committee develops and organizes fundraising goals and creates activities to encourage investment in RPAC. Additionally, they help members understand the value of participation and its impact on advancing issues that are important to the real estate community.

Young Professional Network Committee (YPN)
The Young Professional Network Committee works to empower and develop young REALTORS® in Philadelphia. YPN provides a way for young people to network and learn from one another, through both social events and education aimed at helping them enhance their real estate prowess and increase their survivability in a highly competitive industry. The committee also encourages participation in other committees, on both the local and state level and involvement in policy discussions and advocacy.