Get Involved

Your input, participation and ideas are needed at the Association! The committees are an integral part of our Association’s operations and success each year, and all REALTOR® and Affiliate members can get involved. Please carefully consider your interests and the benefits you will gain by participating on a committee, and then complete the form below to sign up.

This committee works to support the mission and goals of the Association by contributing their diverse and complementary talents. Committee members educate the affiliate members about their benefits and involvement opportunities within the Association.

Chair: Jennifer Hansen-Romero, Winkler Real Estate Group

Climate Action
The Climate Action Committee serves as an OBAR resource, educating and facilitating activities in support of energy efficiency and green-house gas reduction for a sustainable low-carbon future. Click here to learn more.

Now accepting new members – please contact Arlene Baxter!

Chair: Arlene Baxter, Red Oak Realty

Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate Committee is dedicated to providing OBAR REALTORS® training, communication skills and education with the objective to serve customers effectively through enhanced professionalism.

Chair: Gaylen RobertsKeller Williams Realty

Community Foundation
This committee works to develop visibility and increase public awareness of the way in which OBAR members give back to the community. Committee members actively build relationships with local charitable organizations and gain “hands on” experience in fund raising. Click here to learn more.

Co-Chairs: Jeffrey NeidlemanPacific Union &  Trish GrimaBHG Highland Partners

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Education & Technology 
This committee works to plan educational programs, classes and series for members’ continuing education and professional development. Committee members research continuing education opportunities and up-to-date certification information, and recruit speakers to present on these topics.

Co-Chair: Holly Bradford, Marvin Gardens

Chair: Marion Henon, Marvin Gardens

Chair: Patricia Bennett, Pacific Union

Plans the association’s annual installation and awards banquet where the incoming officers and directors are installed and the REALTOR of the Year and Affiliate Awards are presented. Raises funds from sponsors. Meets 4 to 6 times a year

Chair: Wayne Cory, Coldwell Banker

Local Government Relations
This committee works to establish relationships with local officials and key decision makers regarding real estate issues. Committee members increase their community awareness and become politically active through their involvement in this committee. Click here to learn more.

Co-Chairs: Denise KeesKees Realty & Eric WongWinkler Real Estate Group

This committee provides oversight of MLS policies, publications and forms. They oversee all computerized services, including the monitoring of the performance standards contained in the MLS contract.

Chair: Wayne Cory, Coldwell Banker

Past Presidents
Chair: Doug Sager, Grubb Co.

Pro Standards
This committee is made up of the Grievance committee, Pro Standards Committee and administered by a certified Pro Standards Administrator. On behalf of the Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors®, these committees are responsible for enforcing the REALTORS® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics. Click here to learn more.

Certified Pro Standards Administrator: Charisse CastilloOBAR Director of Member Services
Chair:Wayne Cory, Coldwell Banker

Public Relations
The objective of our Public Relations Committee is to promote the Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors® and to strengthen our message to the community that local REALTORS® are trusted resources for housing needs and client services.

Chair: Patricia Bennett, Pacific Union

Realtor Action Fund
One of the most important services organized real estate provides is representation in the halls of government.  REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) raises money to advance the goals of our REALTOR® political action committees (PACs) at the local, state, and federal levels of government.  RAF supports and/or opposes candidates for elected office who understand, or don’t understand, REALTOR®  Issues.

Chair: Tia HunnicuttColdwell Banker

REALTORS® Resource for Seniors
This committee serves as a resource for REALTORS® who work with senior clients. Committee members will learn about programs designed to help seniors as well as how to address problems faced by our senior clients.

Chair: Joann SullivanThornwall Properties, Inc.

Young Professionals’ Network (YPN)
Through networking events, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) program gives its members the tools they need to advance their careers — while having fun in the process.

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For more information contact

Chair: Janine Hunt, BHG RE Reliance Partners

OBAR Committee Sign-up

Please complete the form below and a staff member will follow up with you regarding your interest in serving on one of our committees. Thanks!