For Immediate Release
December 1, 2017…Elkhorn, Wisconsin … 2018 Board of Directors Ready to “OWN IT!”
With an inspiring balance of seasoned real estate professionals and motivated young leaders, the Lakes Area Realtors Association is prepared for a successful 2018 under the Leadership of the newly sworn-in Board of Directors. On December 1 at Hawk’s View Golf Club, Realtor® Becky Merwin was installed as president of the organization for the second time, having served in 2004.
“I was honored to be asked to step back up to serve in a leadership role, as our association has seen tremendous growth and increased professionalism in recent years. We are proud to maintain our reputation as a local organization that not only meets, but exceeds core standards mandated by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR),” says Merwin. She adds, “We are proud of our Lakes Area identity and I am proud and humbled to represent our communities locally, and nationally.” Merwin travels to Madison and Washington D.C. at least annually to represent the interests of local property and home owners at meetings with our legislators at all levels of government. In addition to protecting and preserving property rights and the Lakes Area brand, her mission for this term is to initiate leadership and professional development programs to ensure the future of the organization’s leaders. “We are blessed to have a highly respected CEO in Denise Schultz, and I look forward to working with her and our wonderful group of volunteer leaders to OWN IT in the coming year,” says Merwin. “OWN IT” is the theme set for 2018 by NAR president Elizabeth Mendenhall.
The photo is published with permission from Ideal Impressions Photography. Front Row, Left to Right: Sue Miller, Becky Merwin, Jan Alvey, Wade Williams, Denise Schultz Back: Andy Szymanskyj, Mary Brennan, Mac Corey, Debbie O’Brien, Tim Vandeville, Jr., Tracy Sallee Not Pictured: Kyle Scott
The Lakes Area REALTORS® Association is a proactive REALTOR® resource and advocate, promoting the highest standards of professionalism, while protecting private property rights for the unique communities they serve. The definition of a REALTOR® is a real estate professional that is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. (Not all licensed real estate agents are REALTORS®.) The local trade association, a chapter of the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association and National Association of REALTORS® is located at 5 S. Ridgway Court in Elkhorn and has over 500 members.