The REALTOR® organization has a long and rich history of political involvement and ranks among the top 10 influential organizations at the state and national levels. As a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, you are among 1 million colleagues nationally and 40,000 statewide who care deeply about how the real estate industry is regulated.
We are proud not just to sell homes and property in our community, but to be a force in how these decisions are made. As REALTORS®, we can offer not only our expertise as clients purchase their homes and property, but a strong knowledge of land use policies, homeownership rights, growth controls, affordable housing, private property regulations, environmental preservation, economic vitality and taxation issues. While we take great pride in helping consumers navigate the home buying experience, we also play an active role in maintaining the quality of life our clients expect from living in the Capital Area.
2015 Springfield Municipal Election Update
The Government Affairs Committee has done all of the legwork necessary for you to make an informed decision this coming municipal election in the City of Springfield. For the answers to important questions impacting your business from Springfield Mayoral, Aldermanic and Treasurer candidates click here. Also, for additional information including comments made to Springfield SJ-R Political Reporter Bernard Schoenburg click here.
Important Dates: February 24th - Consolidated Primary Election (Mayor and Ward 2) | April 7th - General Election
Government Affairs Director
Managing the growth of the region, while keeping the economy strong and our quality of life in tact, continues to challenge our local governments. The Capital Area Association of REALTORS® utilizes a full time Government Affairs Director (GAD) to monitor and actively lobby the various municipal and county government units in the Capital Area. Neil Malone, our GAD, can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via phone at 217.529.2600.
Government Affairs Committee
Your Association also has established an active Government Affairs committee to guide our Board of Directors on legislative and political matters. This committee meets several times a year to discuss and research issues of importance to our industry.