Councils, Committees, Task Forces, Forums

Affiliates Council promotes business relationships and the services of the OABR Affiliates to REALTOR members.  The Council promotes the ethical business practices of all affiliate members.  The affiliate membership provides resources and expertise in many areas supporting real estate transactions and ownership. The Council contributes the “Affiliate Spotlight”, a column in the REview Newsletter, sponsors the OABR new member orientation and provides networking and charity events throughout the year.

Jan Eggenberg, 2019 President

Affiliates Council Website


Diversity Committee promotes equal opportunity in housing and diversity within the real estate industry. Encourages diversity in the real estate industry with the Ethnic Minority Outreach Scholarship Program. Promotes OABR activities to heighten the awareness of diversity within the real estate profession. Identifies the equal opportunity and cultural diversity concerns and needs of OABR members and makes recommendations to the OABR Board of Directors regarding those concerns and needs.

Ervin Youmans, Chair

Trudie Ahlstrom, Vice Chair

Diversity Page


Education Committee is committed to providing quality education and training opportunities for its members in order to promote success in every aspect of their business. We facilitate KIP (Knowledge is Power) courses & NAR'S REBAC classes that enable our members to earn certifications and designations locally & economically. We also oversee New Member Orientation, the OABR instructors & our member's compliance with the OABR® Code of Ethics.   

Crystal Archer, Chair                                                    

Mike McGlynn, Vice Chair

Education Page


Governmental Affairs Committee monitors governmental entities impacting the real estate industry in the Omaha area. Interviews political candidates and makes recommendations for Nebraska RPAC contributions. Organizes RPAC fundraising efforts. At the direction of the Board of Directors, participates in grassroots lobbying efforts. The Committee consists of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and up to 30 members. Subcommittees for RPAC and Candidate Interview report to the Committee.

Joe Gehrki, Chair

Chris Rock, Vice Chair                                           

Governmental Affairs Page


Owners & Managers Forum provides for networking and the exchange of information and ideas. Reviews current issues and provides feedback.

Susan Clark, Co-Chair

Bill Swanson, Co-Chair


RPAC Fundraising Task Force works in conjunction with the Governmental Affairs Committee coordinating local efforts to raise funds for the Nebraska REALTORS® Political Action Committee. 

Bill Swanson, Co-Chair

Doug Dohse, Co-Chair                                               



Safety Committee promotes best practices in personal safety for members.

Jill Anderson, Chair

Deda Myhre, Vice Chair


Social Events Committee is open to all REALTOR® and Affiliate members of OABR. Social Events Forum plans and implements member and/or family-friendly networking social events; implements community projects to enhance the image of REALTORS® in the community.

Deda Myhre, Chair

Kate Reeker, Vice Chair

YPN Advisory Committee connects, develops, and empowers young professionals by creating a nurturing community of focused, ambitious, and diverse professionals that network with one another for success and personal and professional growth. 

Mindy Kidney, Chair                                              

Angel Starks, Vice Chair 

YPN Page

Women’s Council of REALTORS®, Omaha Chapter is a network of successful REALTORS® empowering women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

Denise Poppen, 2019 President                                     

Women's Council Website


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