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AE volunteers not only shape the policies that affect their careers, but also develop valuable resources and policies to help all members and associations flourish. Association executives (chief staff and staff specialists) are invited to volunteer to serve on committees related specifically to association issues or committees on member issues.

Volunteering for the AE Committee, Work Groups, or Advisory Boards

Every year, the Association Executives Committee (AEC) provides AEs with an opportunity to serve on the AEC, member committees, and advisory boards. The call to volunteer for the following year goes out in March via the AE INS. The AEC then forms single-subject, limited-term work groups, dedicated to tackling specific issues for the year. AEs can volunteer for these work groups beginning in late December/early January - watch for the AE INS. Go to the AEC Advisory Boards and Work Groups page for a list of goals and rosters for the AE Committee, advisory boards, and work groups.

The purpose of the AEC is to build proactive alliances to enhance and strengthen organizational relationships, explore and develop current and future strategic issues, advance the professionalism of association executives and their volunteer leaders, and provide a framework for implementing the initiatives of the AEC advisory boards, work groups, and forums.

Volunteers also earn credit towards their REALTOR® association Certified Executive (RCE) designation.

Volunteering as an AE Representative on Other NAR Committees

Volunteer opportunities are detailed on the NAR Committee Structure pages. These pages give you a snapshot of each committee by presenting its purpose, composition, terms of service, and desired membership qualifications. All committees, advisory boards, and forums can be listed in alphabetical order by full committee or by NAR oversight group. The Committee Structure Book is also available to download. The call for nominations is open from March through May each year. 

When & Where Committees and Work Groups Meet

NAR committees and most work groups meet at NAR's two main annual conferences, the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, held every May, and the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, held in the fall. AEC work groups also will gather at AE Institute each March. For a complete list of all NAR meetings and conferences, visit the Events page.

Summary of AEC Programs, Products, and Services

The Summary of AEC Programs, Products, and Services page outlines resources available to AEs for association management, professional development, leadership development, and networking.

For more information, call NAR's Association Leadership Development department at 312-329-8304, or email djordan@realtors.org.

Committee Appointment Process

2016 NAR President-Elect Bill Brown and 2016 NAR First Vice President Elizabeth Mendenhall discuss the more streamlined, efficient committee appointment process beginning for 2017 committees.