Heart of the Community

This program recognizes REALTORS® for their commitment to serve as leaders in our local communities. If you are a REALTOR® who rocks, your organization might be eligible to receive a $500 contribution from MAAR. Go ahead and tell us how you have made a difference in your community. Nominate yourself or a colleague. Nominations accepted until July 11. Nominate Here


Bonita Everts

Chuma Ikegwuani

Phil Rustad

Steve Ganz

Ted Field



Judy Betchwars

Shawna Frazier

Lisa Hathy

Whitney Kieffer

Jason Moore



Jo Damhof

Kath Hammerseng

Sandy Loescher

Mindy Shears

Bonnie Thompson


2013 Recipients


LeRoy Bendickson

Cheryl Holds

Cheryl Holds

Colleen McCreight

Colleen McCreight

Bill Minge

Bill Minge


Committees and Networking Groups At MAAR

Volunteering at the association is good for you, for us and for your business! Whatever your particular interest in real estate, we’re probably already discussing it and creating policies around it. Be a part of the conversation. Get the lowdown.

*Thank you for your interest to serve on a MAAR committee. We accept applications September- October. In December,  members will receive their committee assignment. In the meantime, we hope to see you at MAAR events and classes.

Agent Advisory Committee

Identify and prioritize NorthstarMLS® system improvements & enhancements.

Appraiser Quarterly Meetings

Offer appraisers an opportunity to network and discuss relevant, industry topics and trends.

Broker Support Meetings

Designed for brokers/managers to provide informative topics to be successful in business.

Community Engagement

Collaborate with community partners to strategize how REALTORS® can serve as a resource.

Diversity Committee

Address the housing disparity gap in Minnesota.

Education & Professional Development Group

Provide input for education, budget and special initiatives.

Finance Taskforce Committee

Provide oversight of all financial matters of the Association, subject to final approval by the BOD.

Foundation Committee

Review RFPs and select recipient charitable organizations that offer housing-related programs and services.

Global Business Council Committee

Explore international real estate through training, sharing and learning about multicultural business practices.

KeyBox Taskforce

Review keybox technology systems, vendors and contracts for selecting future lockbox utilities and tools.

Multicultural Network of Real Estate Professionals

Network with industry partners to build a better business while expanding cultural net wealth.

Nominating Committee

Interview Board of Director applicants and recommend a slate of nominees for the annual election.

Office Administrator Meetings

Provide networking and information to broker’s office administrators.

Personnel Committee

Review MAAR employee compensation, benefits and personnel policies and conduct annual CEO performance evaluation.

Public Affairs Committee

Monitor local government issues, promote housing opportunities and ensure a productive, efficient real estate business climate.

Tuesday Mornings @ MAAR

Each session offers a different topic and speaker who will provide valuable information for your business.

YPN – Young Professionals Network

Provide younger agents a neutral setting to network, attend educational events and support the community.