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
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.
Trudie Ahlstrom, Vice Chair
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
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
Owners & Managers Forum provides for networking and the exchange of information and ideas. Reviews current issues and provides feedback.
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
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