REALTOR® associations honored for work to protect Scott AFB

Those honored recently for work to preserve Scott Air Force Base include: (left to right): Leadership Council Executive Director Ellen Krohne, GGAR President Al Suguitan, Campaign Co Chair Bruce Holland of Holland Construction, RASI REALTOR® and Treasurer Doug Payne, RASI Association Executive Deb Frazier, Campaign Co Chair and GGAR REALTOR® Gerry Schuetzenhofer, RASI REALTOR® and President Tricia Tialdo, and IAR Local Government Affairs Director Kyle Anderson.

  The Illinois Association of REALTORS, the REALTOR Association of Southwestern Illinois, and the Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS were recently recognized by the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois for their significant contribution to the “One Voice, United for Growth” campaign.
  The primary focus for the funds raised will be continuing efforts to protect and enhance Scott Air Force Base.  IAR, RASI, and GGAR join many of the area’s largest companies to ensure decision makers know the value SAFB to the region and the cooperative spirit to ensure the base remains a vital component of military operations.
  Scott Air Force Base provide an annual economic of over $3 billion dollars including a large housing impact in our area. It is one of the largest employers in the metro area and is a reason for much of the commercial growth in the surrounding communities.
  The base will come under review through the Base Realignment and Closure process, which evaluates military installations and makes recommendations on closures and consolidations. IAR donated $100,000 toward the fight to keep the base open, and GGAR and RASI each donated $50,000.

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