Images at Public Policy & Government Affairs Member Involvement Group Meeting

More than 175 Illinois REALTORS attended the IAR Public Policy & Government Affairs Member Involvement Group meeting Tuesday afternoon at the October Business Meetings at the Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook, Ill.

Chairman Ron Abrams opened the meeting and then Director Government Affairs Greg St. Aubin and Assistant Director Legislative and Political Affairs Julie Sullivan reported on the 2015 Session of the General Assembly and legislation being considered.

Dana Hybl reported on the Housing Opporunity Working Group, Mabel Guzman spoke about the REALTORS Political Involvement Committee, NAR’s Shannon Burke gave an update on federal issues and IAR’s local GADs spoke briefly about one or two issues in their local communities. The subjects included issues such as: drones, transfer taxes, sewer backflow preventers, a proposed property tax hike, sign ordinances, a cloud tax, a professional parking permit for REALTORS, fire sprinklers, vacant properties ordinances and a possible Call For Action about rental inspections.

The GADs included:

  • Kristopher Anderson,
  • Kyle Anderson,
  • Brian Bernardoni,
  • Conor Brown,
  • Gideon Blustein,
  • Kristie Engerman,
  • Alex Finke,
  • Howard Handler,
  • Tom Joseph,
  • Neil Malone,
  • Jeff Merrinette and
  •  Mike Scobey.



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