Governmental Affairs

About Governmental Affairs

The 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, and organizes RPAC fundraising efforts. At the direction of the Board of Directors, the committee participates in grassroots lobbying efforts.


RPAC is a task force overseen by the Governmental Affairs Committee. RPAC is a voluntary political action committee whose membership consists of REALTORS® and affiliates interested in actively and effectively protecting the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership by participating in government affairs at the local, state and federal levels.

RPAC dollars are contributed to candidates who support real estate and REALTOR® interests. Candidates who are pro growth and pro business most often receive RPAC support. Party affiliation is irrelevant. We are not Democrats or Republicans. We are the REALTOR® Party.

How To Get Involved

All OABR Members are welcome and encouraged to sit in on a Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting! Meeting times are listed below and on the OABR Calendar.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

The Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® Governmental Affairs Committee Meetings are typically held the third Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am in the OABR Boardroom. Always check the OABR Calendar for any date or location changes.

Contact Governmental Affairs

Joe Gehrki

2023 Chair

BHHS Ambassador Real Estate
(402) 598-4656

Charles Chadwick

2023 Vice Chair

CNC Realty
(402) 575-0803

Perre Neilan

Governmental Affairs Director

Omaha Area Board of REALTORS®
(402) 430-2942

Donna Shipley

Staff Liaison

Omaha Area Board of REALTORS®
(402) 619-5551