The Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS® (GGAR) presented a $1,500 check to the Collinsville Community Collaboration June 29 to help host their first Housing Opportunity and Community Spotlight Seminar.
GGAR Chief Executive Officer Rob Wigton, GGAR President and RE/MAX Alliance Owner Tammy Owens and Illinois REALTORS® Local Government Affairs Director Kyle Anderson presented a check to organizer Donna Green of Green Home Solutions, who’s also an affiliate member.
GGAR applied for and received an NAR Housing Opportunity Grant through the My REALTOR® Party.
RASI board members presented a $2,200 check to the Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation to help build a playground.
The REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois (RASI) was recently awarded a My REALTOR® Party Placemaking grant from the National Association of REALTORS® to assist in the development of a playground for the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center in East St. Louis, IL.
The playground is part of a center expansion that includes the construction of eight classrooms and a playground that is open to all children and families. RASI was the first association to make a donation to the park that the JJK Center board hopes to have installed by the beginning of next school year.
My REALTOR® Party Grant Coordinator Jim Clayton assisted in the grant development along with Local GAD Kyle Anderson.
The check was presented to the JJK Center by RASI President Doug Payne along with Account Executive Deb Frazier and RASI Board members.
RASI President Doug Payne (left) presents a check.
RASI members see a future classroom.
RASI members arrive at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center.
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.
Left to right: RASI President Tricia Tialdo, Government Affairs Chair Stephanie Maine, Local GAD Kyle Anderson, Assessor Jennifer Gomric Minton, Associate Judge Heinz Rudolph, and Board of Review member Charlotte Moore.
The REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois (RASI) hosted a meet and greet and Government Affairs Committee meeting today with St. Clair County officials.
Attending the reception were St. Clair County Assessor Jennifer Gomric Minton, St. Clair County Associate Judge Heinz Rudolph, and St. Clair County Board of Review member Charlotte Moore.
County officials updated the RASI Government Affairs Committee on what their offices are currently doing, any recent changes made, and even participated in a question and answer session with members. More than 16 REALTOR® members attended and talked with the elected officials. The meeting concluded with a brief update on federal, state, and local REALTOR® legislative issues.
Illinois Association of REALTORS® President-Elect Phil Chiles administered the oath of office for the induction of officers to the Egyptian Board of REALTORS®. The new officers are, left to right: President Jan Mandis, President-Elect Ayn Bartok and Treasurer Marianne James.