Volunteer Committees

The Future of MORe

MORe is committed to your success and we rely on engaged and committed volunteers to fulfill our mission.  By volunteering for committees and advisory groups you have an opportunity to help shape the future of the organization, while establishing yourself as a leader in the real estate community.  We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved.  Read below to see which committees or groups are best for you.

Affiliate Committee

The Affiliate Committee works to support the mission and goals of Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® by contributing their diverse and complimentary talents. The Affiliate Committee represents and promotes non-REALTOR® members who are otherwise engaged in the real estate industry by way of products and services (i.e. finance, home inspection, law, staging, etc.) and identify and promote membership to potential new affiliate members. The Affiliate Committee meets every other month from Sept. through May. Committee members must be an Affiliate in good standing to participate.

Audit/Finance Committee

Comprised of the Executive Committee, Past Presidents and individuals with a financial background; this Committee meets with the independent auditor to discuss the results of the annual audit and subsequent acceptance, any key financial data, issues or disclosures, as well as the annual 990 return. The Audit/Finance Committee also meets annually with the Investment Managers of the Long-Term Investment Funds. They review or adjust the investment policy, intended restrictions of the MORe Financial Reserves, and discuss any issue that has a financial impact on the Association.

Broker/Lawyer Committee

Comprised of REALTOR® Managing Brokers and non-REALTOR® real estate attorneys throughout MORe’s jurisdiction; this Committee creates, reviews, and revises all of MORe’s contracts and forms. The Broker/Lawyer Committee is responsible for keeping the members up to date on matters related to the Code of Ethics, the Illinois Real Estate License Act, and state and federal case law through the use of forms and contracts. Additionally, the Committee hosts and develops the Law Day Seminars each year.

Citation Panel

Comprised of REALTOR® Members with experience on the Professional Standards or Grievance Committee; this Committee reviews citations that are filed with the Association. The Citation Panel determines if the citation complaint is a violation of the Code of Ethics pursuant to the qualifying violations defined in the Citation Policy and issues fines accordingly. By Appointment Only.

Commercial Alliance Committee

Comprised of REALTOR® Members who are commercial practitioners or who primarily work within the commercial real estate industry. This Committee is built around the foundation of bringing together commercial real estate practitioners throughout the Chicagoland area through seminars, networking events, education, and advocacy to effectively compete in the marketplace. The Commercial Alliance Committee also maintains the Commercial Alliance Forum for those members who wish to be involved, but not on the Committee.

Community Service Award Committee

For the Community Service Award, the Committee recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work.

Consumer Outreach Task Force

Comprised of REALTOR® Members; this Committee works towards strengthening a direct outreach to the consumer to boost the value of using a REALTOR®. This Committee assists in reaffirming that MORe is a reliable source for real estate information and an advocate for homeowners.

Education Advisory Group

Comprised of REALTOR® Members; this Committee keeps their fingertips on the pulse of the industry to respond to MORe members' education needs. The Committee identifies topics, trends, and speakers to ensure MORe is responsive to members’ needs in the current marketplace.

Global Committee

This committee fosters global growth of real estate business and broadens multi-cultural understanding within the real estate community through trade missions, training, networking, and resource sharing to meet global practitioner needs of our REALTOR® and Affiliate members. The Global Committee also maintains the Global Business Council for those members who wish to be involved, but not on the Committee.

Golf Advisory Group

Comprised of REALTOR® Members and non-REALTOR® Affiliate members, this advisory group assists with developing and organizing the annual Golf Event for members and guests. The outing provides networking opportunities for MORe REALTORS® and Affiliates and raises money for the Margery Shinners Leadership Fund and Margery Shinners Scholarship.

Government Affairs Committees

The Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® has four different Government Affairs Committees that are charged with reviewing and advocating for or against specific positions on legislation and local real estate public policies that impact REALTORS® and private property rights. Members are highly encouraged to attend the annual Capitol Conference in Springfield in April.

Government Affairs Central

The Government Affairs Committee Central covers DuPage County. All meetings are held in Downers Grove, 6655 Main Street. Meets monthly.

Government Affairs Lake

The Government Affairs Committee Lake covers Lake County. All meetings are held in Libertyville, 1580 S. Milwaukee, Suite 312. Meets every other month.

Government Affairs North

The Government Affairs Committee North covers Northwest Suburban Cook County. All meetings are held in Arlington Heights, 1114 N. Arlington Heights Road. Meets monthly.

Government Affairs South

The Government Affairs Committee South covers Southern Suburban Cook County. All meetings are held in Tinley Park, 16345 S. Harlem Ave., Ste. 200. Meets monthly.

Grievance Committee

Comprised of REALTOR® Members; this Committee reviews ethics complaints, SentriLock complaints, and arbitration requests filed with the Association to determine if a hearing is to be warranted. The Grievance Committee makes only such preliminary evaluations as is necessary to make those decisions.

Leadership Development Committee

Comprised of the Executive Committee and Past Presidents; this Committee assists in developing the Leadership Development Program. The Leadership Development Committee develops programs intended to inspire, educate and encourage members of MORe to become involved at the leadership level and to provide the tools to be the best leader they can be.

Nominating Committee

Comprised of REALTOR® Members as defined in the bylaws; this Committee reviews candidate applications for a Board of Directors position to determine if the candidate meets the criteria and qualifications. The Nominating Committee defines the best candidates and slates them for open positions on the Board. Service on the Nominating Committee is by Presidential appointment only.

Professional Standards Committee

Comprised of REALTOR® Members; this Committee is broken down into Hearing Panels that are assigned to hear ethics complaints, SentriLock complaints, or arbitration request that have been forwarded from the Grievance Committee. The function of the Hearing Panel is to conduct a full due process hearing with sworn testimony, witnesses and evidence. After conducting the hearing, the Hearing Panel decides whether there was a violation of the Code of Ethics, SentriLock User Agreement, or alternatively, which REALTOR® is entitled to the disputed commission. In an ethics or SentriLock hearing, the Hearing Panel then determines the discipline to be imposed on the violator.

REALTOR® of the Year Committee

Comprised of REALTOR® Members; this Committee reviews and evaluates all applications submitted for the REALTOR® of the Year Award. For the REALTOR® of the Year Award, the Committee looks for that one person in the Association who is committed to excellence and has made significant contributions to the real estate profession. Service on the REALTOR® of the Year Committee is by Presidential appointment only.

RPAC Committee

Comprised of REALTOR® Members; the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is committed to educating, raising awareness, and raising support of RPAC initiatives. This includes promoting the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates that help protect the real estate business and private property rights.

Senior Services Committee

Comprised of REALTOR® Members maintaining the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) Designation and Affiliate Partners with a senior business niche; this Committee’s mission is service over self. Its goal is to provide education, resources, advocacy, and support to seniors and their communities. The Committee is responsible for coordinating education and creating resources that will empower Mainstreet members to service their clients well. This Committee organizes Mainstreet’s Senior Expo events for the general public. Committee meetings are typically held the first Monday of the month. The Senior Services Committee is a part of a larger community of members called the Senior Service Forum. The Forum is for those members who wish to be involved with Senior Services, but not on the Committee.

Strategic Planning Committee

Comprised of the current and incoming Board of Directors and key Organizational staff; this Committee recommends and develops a planning process that continually looks to the Association’s future, especially the future of membership, economic and population projections and other factors affecting real estate, to keep the Association’s Vision and Mission statements at the forefront of all programs and services the Association provides.

Vendor Advisory Group

Comprised of REALTOR® Members; this Committee reviews and recommends products or programs to the Board of Directors that would be helpful in the success of MORe Members. This Committee is also tasked with reviewing follow-up data and evaluation regarding those recommendations.

YPN Committee

Comprised of REALTOR® Members and Affiliate Partners; the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee’s goal is to coordinate opportunities for young professionals of all ages to connect with valuable, timely education, cutting-edge resources, and strategic relationships that will help them grow in their career and succeed in business. The Committee strives to identify, connect, and develop the future leaders in the real estate industry. Committee meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month. This Committee is part of a larger community of members called the Young Professionals Network (YPN). The Network is for those members who wish to be involved with YPN, but not on the Committee.