The Frederick County Association of REALTORS® (FCAR) represents residential REALTORS® and commercial practitioners involved in all facets of the industry. As the largest professional trade association in Frederick County, FCAR advocates policy initiatives that promote and protect a fundamentally sound and dynamic Frederick County real estate market. FCAR is the voice of real estate in Frederick County. Advocacy has four Councils that help to achieve FCAR’s advocacy goals and objectives:
Affordable Housing Council: Council’s goal is to find ways to help the community by addressing Affordable Housing issues. May participate in fundraising, outreach and other special projects.
Fair Housing Council: Deals with local housing issues, particularly those affecting minorities, low and moderate-income families and the disabled. Conducts a Fair Housing poster contest. May sponsor community awareness events.
Legislative Council: FCAR’s voice in local and state politics. Members may attend county and state meetings. A liaison is appointed to attend MR’s meetings. Monitor and notify membership of local, state and national issues concerning the industry.
RPAC: REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Helps educate members about supporting RPAC and coordinating RPAC fundraisers to meet/exceed the annual goals.
Advocacy Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.
Advocacy Chair Kat Royer, Vice Chair TBD
Fair Housing Council Lead - Eileen Barnhard
Legislative Council Lead - Kat Royer
RPAC Council Lead - Maureen Nichols
Affordable Housing Lead - Thomas Campbell
*Members should sign up to participate on one of the four Councils
Budget & Finance**
Formulates annual budget in conjunction with business and strategic plans. Reviews committee budget requests, monthly financial statements and makes recommendations for budget revision as needed. *
Meets the third Monday each month at 9 a.m.
Budget and Finance Chair Caron Kinsey, Vice Chair Greg Phillips
**Accounting/financial background required
Looks for ways to offer services to REALTORS® members whose business focuses on commercial real
estate. May plan special events and/or seminars and offer suggestions on new professional benefits for commercial REALTORS®.
**Must have minimum experience of one commercial transaction. Must contact the committee chair to be approved prior to attending meetings
This committee is the community service arm of the Association. Coordinates fundraising projects
and special community service events. Members volunteer and/or organize regular volunteer hours at the Soup Kitchen and other community locations.
Community Service Chair Wendy Friend, Vice Chair Jennifer Marsh
Meets the first Wednesday each month at 11:30 a.m.
Plans and implements on-going continuing education classes for REALTORS®. Sponsors seminars and plans
supplemental training classes designed to address the needs of all licensees. The education committee also offers non-CE classes and seminars that address topics that enhance the knowledge and skills of FCAR members. The non-CE classes cover a wide array of topics covering personal and business skills.
Education Chair Jon Prettyman, Vice Chair Peggy Magnanelli
Informed Professionals Lead - George Makrides
Meets the first Wednesday each month at 9 a.m.
Plans and conducts monthly membership meetings and new member orientation classes. Coordinates annual trade show, election, and installation of officers and choose the recipients of the Affiliate of the Year Award. Design programs to focus on member recruitment and retention.
Events Chair Kelly Malagari, Vice Chair Nideen Morrison
Meets the first Monday each month at 3 p.m.
Creates and revises local contract addenda and forms as necessary. Provides feedback to state association on state-level forms.
Forms Chair Barbara Davis, Vice Chair Danielle Djocak
Meets the first Thursday each month at 9 a.m.
Receives ethics complaints and arbitration requests and is responsible for the preliminary review and screening process.
Meets as needed
Grievance Chair Dawn Long, Vice Chair Kris Alcorn
** Requires full-time REALTOR® with three or more years of experience
Enforces the Code of Ethics by following the established hearing process.
Meets as needed
Professional Standards Chair Sandy Olson, Vice Chair Tracy Grubb
** Minimum 3 years as full-time REALTOR® and minimum one-year experience on the Grievance Committee required
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) helps new real estate professionals excel in their
careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:
Real Estate Industry
Meets the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m.
YPN Chair Brandon Thompson, Vice Chair April West
**YPN Advisory Committee members are selected from submitted applications
Any FCAR member can join the Young Professionals Network Facebook page by clicking on: