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ORRA seeks candidates for 2016 elected leadership positions

Thursday, May 21, 2015  
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The ORRA Board of Directors is now accepting applications for 2016 elected leadership positions, including:

  • president-elect;
  • treasurer;
  • secretary; and
  • four directors.

How do I become a candidate for an ORRA elected leadership position?

Potential candidates must submit a consent-to-serve form. (Hint: if the form will not open on your screen, do a "save as" then open the form from where it is saved on your system.) Very Important: Consent-to-serve forms of qualified candidates are made available for public viewing on the ORRA website.

Forms must be returned on or before July 1, 2015 for review by the ORRA Qualifications Committee, which will conduct personal interviews of each candidate who meets qualification requirements. The actual election will be held electronically via www.orlandorealtors.org September 21 - 25 (ending at 11:59 pm on the 25th).

Officer responsibilities and qualifications

The president-elect serves for one year and then automatically ascends to president of the board the following year. The primary duties as president-elect include serving as a member of the ORRA Executive Committee and as chairman of the ORRA Strategic Planning Committee; attending all Florida REALTORS® directors meetings; and performing the duties of chairman of the board of directors in his or her absence.

The treasurer serves for one year and serves as chairman of the ORRA Budget and Finance Committee. The treasurer is primarily responsible for preparing the association’s budget for the ensuing fiscal year and providing financial reports to members and the ORRA Board of Directors at its regular meetings.

The secretary serves for one year and is primarily responsible for ensuring that the strategic plan for ORRA is progressing as written.

Candidates for president, treasurer, and secretary positions must be a REALTOR® in good standing. President-elect candidates must have served at least three of the previous five years as an ORRA director; treasurer and secretary candidates must have served as least two consecutive years as an ORRA director. Candidates for these officer positions must also be an active Florida REALTORS® director, have had no FREC violations within the preceding five years, and have served on the ORRA Budget and Finance Committee or on the ORRA Strategic Planning Committee.

No officer serving in the association shall hold directorship or office in another association of the Florida REALTORS®, and any officer currently serving in the association who shall be elected and chooses to hold office in another association of the Florida REALTORS®, upon installation to such other office, automatically shall cease to be an officer in this association and such vacancy shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of Article XI, Section 9 of the ORRA Bylaws.

Director responsibilities and qualifications

Directors (four directors positions available) serve for a three-year term. Directors are responsible for participating in ORRA Board of Directors meetings as representatives of the membership to review, revise, and establish policy for the mutual benefit of ORRA members. Additional duties include determining goals for the association, approving membership applications, and serving as a Florida REALTORS® director, if appointed. Directors are highly involved in ORRA’s budget process and provide significant input into the activities of various committees. Directors are required to attend board meetings, relevant committee meetings, and special events and functions.

Directors must be ORRA REALTOR® members in good standing. In addition, directors must have completed a leadership training course offered by ORRA or its equivalent and be a member of the ORRA Honor Society by the end of their first year on the ORRA Board of Directors.

All directors must have served on an ORRA committee(s), task force, or forum for a cumulative amount of time of not less than two years.

No director serving in the association shall hold directorship or office in another association of the Florida REALTORS®, and any director currently serving in the association who shall be elected and chooses to hold office in another association of the Florida REALTORS®, upon installation to such other office, automatically shall cease to be a director in this association and such vacancy shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of Article XI, Section 9 of the ORRA Bylaws.

Questions? Contact Carole Burgess at  caroleb@orlandorealtors.org.


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