MetroTex Affiliate members are professionals from businesses that directly support the real estate industry such as mortgage lenders, title company representatives, appraisers, home inspectors and other specialties. For information about this committee, contact MetroTex contact MetroTex Communications Director, Bill Head at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MetroTex Committees & Forums
MetroTex offers many opportunities for members to get involved by serving on an association committee. Committee service allows you the opportunity to make new contacts, enhance your professional abilities and make a difference from behind the scenes. MetroTex is making it easier than ever to get involved with our virtual meeting platform. If interested in attending a committee meeting, please contact the MetroTex staff representative listed in each committee description below.
September 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022
Each year MetroTex has a 60 day window for committee enrollment, running from September 1 through October 31. While no committee registrations are accepted after November 30th, anyone interested in being a part of a MetroTex committee (other than Budget & Finance) after the enrollment period can be a non-voting observer in a committee by contacting the staff liaison referenced with each committee below.
Budget & Finance Committee
The Budget & Finance Committee of the Association is responsible for monitoring the income and expense accounts of the Association, determining the best methods of financing Association programs, projects and services, and recommending the annual budget to the Board of Directors for approval. Meetings begin in late June or early July and conclude in September. The annual budget shall be submitted to the Board of Directors in September for approval, preceding the budget year. For information about this committee, contact MetroTex Director of Finance, Paul Harrison at email@example.com.
The Commercial Committee guides MetroTex on issues and services affecting the commercial practitioner of MetroTex. The committee makes recommendations on education, networking, communications and services that they feel will help the commercial practitioners be successful in their business. For information about the Commercial Committee, contact Global Business Manager Steve Trine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Outreach Committee
MetroTex’s Community Outreach Committee is responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships through community involvement and outreach. This committee is dedicated to public, charitable, educational purposes and is responsible for adopting organizational plans annually and both establishing and implementing projects to improve our presence in the community. For more information contact MetroTex Community Relations Manager, Justin Young at email@example.com.
The Diversity Committee explores how businesses and governments respond to diversity issues. The committee also explores multiple housing programs and options in an effort to advance the availability of home ownership. The goal of this committee is to continually educate MetroTex members on how to serve clients and conduct business in an increasingly diverse environment. For more information, contact the MetroTex Government Affairs Director Matthew Church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forms & Contracts Committee
Committee members generate forms, contracts and business aids that will allow members to save time and protect their interests in a transaction. The committee periodically reviews all MetroTex, Texas REALTORS® and TREC forms and contracts for legal or operational deficiencies and compliance with legislative changes. For more information contact MetroTex MLS Director Cathy Faulkner at email@example.com.
Global Business Committee
Global Business Council will drive the Global Business Forum activities, providing direction, prioritization and guidance. Global Business Council members must have been active on the Global Business Council or Forum for the year prior to application to the Committee. Strong preference will be given to applicants with CIPS, AHWD, as well as those having experience working with the global market segment. The Global Business Council members are expected to participate in Global Business Forum activities such as inbound Trade Missions, networking events and the global business and diversity events. For information about the Global Business Committee, contact Global Business Manager Steve Trine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Government Affairs Committee
Monitors local legislation and recommends positions, in concert with Texas REALTORS® & NAR; Responsible for responding to member Texas REALTORS® & NAR “Calls to Action”; responsible for interviewing, recommending, and promoting candidates, with emphasis on the local level.
The Investment Committee maintains the financial integrity of the organization by establishing financial policy for all Association reserves. The committee meets annually with the Investment Managers of the Association to review the portfolio investment strategy and discuss any other matters pertinent to the assets. The committee also reviews quarterly portfolio reports and recommends changes to the Investment Objectives and Guidelines of the Association as needed. For information about this committee, contact MetroTex Director of Finance, Paul Harrison at email@example.com. (limited to 12 members, appointed by MetroTex Executive Committee)
Leasing & Property Management Committee
The MLS Committee addresses a diverse array of MLS issues. Committee members must have their MLS Services through MetroTex. The Committee members are responsible for addressing issues including the functions of the MLS system, MLS industry news and concerns, MLS rules and regulations and enforcement, along with the enforcement of Key Service rules and regulations. Committee members must have MLS service through MetroTex. For more information, contact the MetroTex MLS Director Cathy Faulkner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Committee
Responsible for planning and promoting the educational offerings of the Association. Assists with promotion of special seminars and educational offerings of other Association committees and NAR sanctioned Institutes, Societies or Councils. For more information contact MetroTex Professional Development Director Roxie Glenn at email@example.com.
Texas REALTORS Leadership Program (TRLP) Alumni Committee
Responsible for maintaining an ongoing leadership skills development program to prepare members for future leadership roles in the Association, their profession and the community. This committee is for MetroTex TRLP Leadership Alumni only.
TRLP Alumni will have an opportunity each year to pay dues, which will be used to offset the cost of closed alumni programs and events. The dues levels are $35, $50, $75 and $100.
Alumni –Pay Your Dues Link
For more information contact MetroTex Professional Development Director Roxie Glenn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Management Committee
The Legislative Management Committee (LMC) works with the central purpose to protect private property rights for REALTORS® and Property Owners. LMC is responsible for candidate endorsements, candidate contributions, opportunity races and issues mobilization. LMC eligibility requirements are to have served as at least one of the following:
- Former TREPAC Trustee
- Former MetroTex PAC Trustee
- Former PIC
- Former MetroTex Director
- Former MetroTex Committee Chair
When you’re a REALTOR®, you know how quickly commissions can get eaten away by expenses. TREPAC has successfully fought to keep significantly more money in your pocket by advocating on your behalf in the state legislature. The purpose of this committee is to raise money for TREPAC and to increase awareness among MetroTex members on the importance of TREPAC. For more information, contact the MetroTex Government Affairs Director Matthew Church at email@example.com or contact MetroTex TREPAC Events & Fundraising Manager Diana Marin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Leadership Development
The volunteer leadership committee coordinates volunteer leadership development through recruitment/identification of volunteer leaders; establishing a mentorship program and increase education offerings to further educate and train new leaders for local, state, and NAR positions.
Young Professionals Network Committee
The MetroTex Young Professionals Network helps build relationships among young real estate professionals through education, social networking, technology, community affairs, and political involvement. The MetroTex YPN is a member-driven organization that helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved. For information about this committee contact Elizabeth Harris at Elizabeth.Harris@dfwre.net.