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Get Involved Today, Be the Leadership of Tomorrow

Those who volunteer with SCCAOR Committees receive a wealth of benefits in exchange for giving back to the industry that has supported them. They receive greater visibility, professional connections, and insights into our industry that others simply don’t have.

Our committees provide valuable feedback and recommendations to our Board of Directors, so that they can make the best policy decisions on behalf of our members. Joining a committee is often the first step taken on the pathway to becoming a member of SCCAOR’s Leadership Team of Officers and Directors.

Please read below for more information about each committee. Then fill out the form with your contact information and committee preferences. A committee chair or staff liaison will contact you about the next steps. Thank you for your interest in contributing your valuable time to the success of your Association!

The Affiliate Committee consists of members who are from different sectors within the real estate industry. Together, they collaborate to come up with innovative ways that will add value to the real estate community while highlighting our members of the SCCAOR Affiliate Community. The Committee hosts monthly Brunch and Learn events that provide a forum for our Affiliate members to share their knowledge with SCCAOR REALTOR® members. If you’re an Affiliate, please consider joining.

Committee Members

Jonathan Wyant – Chair
Rob Bates
Keith Bishop
Kimberly Buttigieg
Elizabeth Castillo
Don Crozier
Janie Jensen
Marlyn Sylva
Kimberly Tucker
Ruth Van Derostyne
Scott Varney

The Commercial Council provides our REALTOR® members with education, networking, and referral opportunities so they can increase their earning capacity by becoming proficient in dealing with Commercial Real Estate transactions, or have the means to refer clients to reputable vetted Commercial Agents.

Click here to visit the Commercial Council page

Committee Members

Mike Priolo – Chair
Steve Becerra
Steve Bianchi
William Chea
Ron Cruz
Jose Gorme
Marty Lefton
Ron Ricard
Rob Silva

Terese Ferrara – Chair

The Education Committee helps staff identify relevant educational content and recommend high-quality instructors to deliver that content to SCCAOR Staff. The Committee will keep a pulse on the industry to ensure members are receiving the latest information, education, & relevant news related to their business.

Committee Members

Terese Ferrara, Chair
Marlene Calvello

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI) serve to create a SCCAOR that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. It also aims to promote fair housing and DEI to the community in the real estate industry. The DEI Committee has defined diversity, equity, and inclusion as follows:

  • Diversity: Includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another.
  • Equity: The fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
  • Inclusion: The act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate.

Committee Members

Gustavo Gonzalez, Chair
Shivangi Mishra, Vice Chair
Janie Haro
Jen Beehler
Dr. Hassan Sabbagh
Anne Hansen
Ryan Alter
William Chea
Cathy Jackson
Gema Smith
Laura Welch
Terry Meyer
Gene Hunt
Wendell Jones
Jerry Vazquez
Clint Moore
Michelle Lin
Jenny Zhao

Finance committee reviews SCCAOR’s budgets and ensures the financial success of the Association.

Committee Members

William Chea – Chair
Frank Cancilla
James Dill
Cindy Dominguez
Lisa Faria
Douglas Goss
Antonio Johns
Karl Lee
Ron Ricard
Carl San Miguel

The Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation is composed of REALTORS® and Affiliates who raise money through various real estate industry events to support non-profit housing and social benefit organizations. They also actively engage our REALTOR® members on volunteer projects such as house and park rehabs.

Members

Anna Lopez – Chair
Cheryl Javier – Vice Chair
Michelle Lin – Treasurer
Frank Cancilla – Secretary
Celeste Martino – Grants Chair
Clayton Dodds – Immediate Past Chair
Don Jessup – Volunteer Chair
Terese Ferrara
Emma Bigge
Vince Trac
James Dill
Hassan Sabbagh
Tigran Bakchagyan
Larry Tringali
Gabrielle Perez

The Grievance Committee reviews ethical complaints of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and determines whether or not those complaints meet the criteria to advance into a Professional Standards hearing. This Committee is also able to issue citations for a select type of violation.

Committee Members

Wendell Jones – Chair
Ryan Alter
Joseph Bedodo
Wanda Buck
Noemi Campa
Kimberly Constantino
Kraig Constantino
Kristen Constantino
Robert Dudley
Karen Ginkel
Hector Gonzalez
Anne Hansen
Deborah Johnson
Ned Laugharn
Thuy Le
Michael Lombardo
Bill Robertson
Greg Wang
Linda Zimmer

The Local Candidate Recommendation Committee (LCRC) interviews and evaluates candidates for public office to determine SCCAOR’s endorsement. The Committee also engages the membership to encourage political contributions and participation in political campaigns through independent expenditures.

Chair – Gustavo Gonzalez

Elizabeth Monley – Chair

The Local Government Relations Committee (LGR) serves to educate SCCAOR members on issues that will impact them and their ability to conduct business. LGR also educates the public on issues impacting private property rights. Through activities such as legislative day and legislative awareness campaigns, LGR engages the membership to be active in the civic and political process.

Committee Members

Elizabeth Monley – Chair
Frank Cancilla
Jaime Gonzalez
Melanie Griswold
Gene Hunt
Steve Hanleigh
Anne Hansen
Alex Kennett
Roberta Moore
Carl San Miguel
John Scaglione
Joseph Weinstein
Kathy Wiley
Jenny Zhao

Ann Thai – Chair

The Professional Standards Committee adjudicates arbitration and code of ethics complaints between members and the general public. Three years’ experience on the Grievance Committee is required prior to being eligible to serve on the Arbitration and Professional Standards Committee.

Committee Members

Ann Thai – Chair
Darnella Aulani
Kip Barnard
Frank Cancilla
Greg Carlsted
James Dill
Gustavo Gonzalez
Greg Haas
Sandy Jamison
Andrew Kim
Connie Martin
James Nichols
Jeffrey Pratt
Dr. Hassan Sabbagh
Carl San Miguel
Mindy Sullivan
ouglas Tobin
Grace Vaccaro
Dennis Wan
Kenneth Wu

Frank Cancilla – Chair

The Special Events Committee assists with planning, promoting and implementing membership appreciation events. The Committee gives input on event sites, develops themes, obtains sponsors, selects entertainment, and increases awareness of these events to the membership.

Committee Members

Frank Cancilla – Chair
Mai Huynh
Matri Coates
Garry Kunasek
Jana Levic
Hassan Sabbagh, JD
Sandra Sample
Grace Vaccaro
Teri Salvidar
Katie Nguyen
Anna Lopez
Cheryl Javier
Scott Varney

Lauren Ronan – Chair

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is geared towards engaging those “Young” in the business and helping them develop the skills, knowledge and professional networks to be a successful REALTOR® and future leader. Click here to visit the YPN page to view upcoming events.

Committee Members

Lauren Ronan
Jen Beehler
Anthony Wong
Joshua Moore

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