Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 3:00pm.

Chair: Kathleen Blanchette

  • Promotes and fosters relationships between Allied and REALTOR® members.
  • Strives to expand participation in the Allied Membership program.

For information about ABR’s Allied Membership program, visit our Allied Membership page.


Affordable Housing Committee

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 3:00pm.

Chair: Randall Barnett

  • Plans and coordinates community service projects and affordable housing initiatives.
  • Nominates a REALTOR® Good Neighbor award recipient each year.

For more information about Community events, visit our News & Community page.  


Community Relations

Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 9am

Chair: Randall Blankenship

  • Promotes public relations efforts of ABR aimed at improving the public image of REALTORS® and encouraging consumers to use the services of REALTORS®.
  • Plans and coordinates community service projects.
  • Reviews public and private requests for donations and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding donation endeavors.


E&E (Education and Events) Committee

Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 3:00pm.

Co-Chairs: Lori Nelson and Randall Blankenship

  • Plans and coordinates educational programs and events for ABR members.  Events include designation courses, News You Can Use sessions, and other member development classes.
  • Plans and coordinates REXPO 2.0 (REALTOR® Exposition).
  • Plans and coordinates Board-wide social events.

For more information about ABR Education, visit the Education pages on our website.   


Finance Committee

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every odd-numbered month @ 9:30am.

Chair: Pete McHugh

  • Monitors the financial status of the Board and its Subsidiaries.


Legislative & REALTORS® Political Action Committee [RPAC]

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month @ 1:30pm.

Legislative Chair: Liz Wiederhold — RPAC Chair: Stephanie Gosnell

  • Monitors local, state, and federal governmental actions.  Often, committee members attend city and/or county legislative events and recommend appropriate action/verbiage for proposed legislation relating to home ownership and private property rights.
  • Informs members of current issues.
  • Coordinates collections of RPAC contributions from ABR members.

For more information about Legislative Issues and RPAC, visit the Government Affairs pages on our website.  


Grievance Committee

Chair: Kristie Frizsell

  • Reviews ethics complaints and arbitration requests.
  • Decides whether or not to send ethics complaints and arbitration requests forward to the Professional Standards committee for hearings.
  • Grievance committee members are required to take Code of Ethics training.


Professional Standards Committee

Chair: Candy Whitt

  • Conducts full “due process” hearings with sworn testimony, witnesses, and evidence, for ethics complaints and arbitration requests forwarded by the Grievance committee or Board of Directors.
  • Professional Standards committee members are required to take Code of Ethics training and to have served on a Grievance or Professional Standards committee previously.



 Question:  What is the time commitment?

  • Answer:  Most committees meet once per month.  Meetings are usually 1 hour in length.   Some committees sponsor events, so there are additional volunteer opportunities.

Question:  Where do committee meetings take place?

  • Answer:  All regularly scheduled committee meetings take place at the Asheville Board of REALTORS® office at 37 Montford Avenue.

Question:  Are there any experiential or educational requirements for committee participation?

  • Answer:  Only the Grievance and Professional Standards committees have prerequisites.  Formal Code of Ethics / Professional Standards training is required in order to review complaints and/or to serve on hearing panels.  Also, Professional Standards members should have previous experience on a Grievance or Professional Standards committee.


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