To monitor, review, analyze, and recommend policies on issues in state and local planning, funding, and regulation of land development and use; infrastructure investment including transportation, water and sewer, and education facilities; general state and local fiscal policy; and other “smart growth” and quality of life issues. The Committee seeks to assist REALTORS® in acting as spokespersons in their communities on these issues, including the promotion of sustainable growth, fiscal responsibility in state and local government, the equitable distribution of the tax burden, and the equitable financing of infrastructure to accommodate growth and catalyze economic and community development. The Committee shares ideas on how to effectively analyze, lobby, and advocate relevant REALTOR® policies at the state and local level, and works to identify potential federal-level solutions to relevant state and local challenges.
50 members as follows: Chair and Vice Chair; the Immediate Past Chair, seven local board or state association government affairs directors, two state association or local board association executives, two representatives from each region, and 12 at-large members.
Qualification(s) for consideration
• Experience in taxation/legislation.
• Background as Association Executive or government affairs director.
• Experience in state fiscal affairs.
• Experience as a state or local public official or school board member.
• Experience in transportation planning or operations.