Committees

Committees

RLCAR relies on volunteers as a vital component to our growth, strength and success. We are currently seeking out members who would be interested in volunteering for various committees at the Association. Not sure which committee you want to get involved with? We have a full list below.

If you are considering being a volunteer for a RLCAR Committee, please email for more information.

Standing Committees

Standing Committees are constituted to perform a continuing function and remain in existence permanently. Standing committees are created by the Bylaws.

Budget & Finance Committee: 

  • Purpose: This committee is responsible for preparation of a budget for the following year, which is submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.  This committee will meet monthly to review and discuss the financials and investments for the association making recommendations to the Board of Directors.  The Secretary/Treasurer will serve on this committee as the chairperson and shall remain on the committee the following year as a voting, ex-officio member.

  • Composition: The Budget & Finance Committee shall consist of at least five (5) members.

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR, a background in finance is helpful

  • Term: One-year term

Bylaws Committee: 

  • Purpose: To review and recommend to the board of directors revisions to be made in order to provide continuity and guidance for the membership.  The bylaws are a governance document that is used by the board in many of its decisions.  It is important that member and board practices are in accordance with the governing document.  Many of the sections included in the Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of REALTORS® bylaws are required by the National Association of REALTORS®.  

  • Composition: The Bylaws Committee shall consist of as many members deemed necessary

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR

  • Term: One-year term

Education Committee: 

  • Purpose:  This committee will work with Association Executive in the planning of educational and membership development programs and will conduct the RLCAR Orientation courses

  • Composition: The Education Committee  shall consist of as many members deemed necessary

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR

  • Term: One-year term

Hospitality & Social 

  • Purpose: Plans and carries out various social events such as the Installation dinner/luncheon, parties, etc

  • Composition: The Hospitality & Social Committee shall consist of as many members deemed necessary

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR

  • Term: One-year term

IT/Computers

  • Purpose: Advises in the selection and ongoing activities with regard to the Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of REALTORS® computer system as well as other office automation issues.

  • Composition: The IT/Computers Committee shall consist of as many members deemed necessary

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR

  • Term: One-year term

Legislative/RPAC Committee

  • Purpose: Reviews local, state and national legislations affecting the real estate industry.  Distribute information about various legislative issues to include “Calls for Action” to all local members.  Assist the state RPAC committee with the annual REALTORS® Political Action Committee fundraising campaign.  Committee will encompass four major activities:  legislative activity, issue/position development, fundraising for the political action committee, and grassroots involvement.  Committee will monitor legislative issues and proposed rules which may affect REALTORS® or private property rights in Lincoln County, NM.  Committee will recommend real estate related issues not individual candidates for the Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association’s Board of Director approval to take a stand on.  Committee will survey, consult and educate the membership via email, etc. concerning the issues the RLCAR has become involved in.  Provide the membership with direct email and web site links to the issues.

  • Composition: The Legislative/RPAC Committee shall consist of as many members deemed necessary

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR

  • Term: One-year term

MLS Committee

  • Purpose: Supervises the MLS in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and is subject to the approval of the board of directors.  The committee reviews and recommends to the board of directors suggested revisions to the MLS Rules and Regulations as they become necessary.  The MLS committee reviews the procedures and can be called upon to determine if the Rules and Regulations have been abused.  The committee can recommend that the board of directors interview a member who may have violated the Rules for possible discipline.   

  • Composition: The MLS Committee shall consists of at least five (5) but no more than seven (7) members

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR

  • Term: Two-year staggered term

Nominating Committee

  • Purpose: This committee prepares a slate of candidates for the elective offices of the Board of Directors.  The committee will contact a member to determine whether or not a member agrees to serve if elected.  The member’s names will be placed on a ballot, which will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval before the ballot is distributed to the membership.  There is a timetable outlined in the Bylaws that needs to be followed to insure that the election follows the procedure and timing as required by the Bylaws.  

  • Composition: The Nominating Committee shall consist of the Immediate Past President as Vice Chair and Immediate Past Past President as Chair and at least three (3) members

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR

  • Term: One-year term

Policy Committee

  • Purpose: To document policies and procedures of the Association when new structures or functions arise. Review existing policies and procedures and update them to reflect current structures and functions of the Association as they change. Review, analyze, and revise policies and procedures to ensure conformity with changes in the Association's Bylaws

  • Composition: The Policy Committee shall consist of as many members deemed necessary

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR

  • Term: One-year term

Property Management Committee

  • Purpose: To reviewing local, state and national property management issues affecting the real estate industry.  To represent REALTORS® at various Village Governmental meetings when needed and report back to the RLCAR Board of Directors.  Recommend to the Board of Directors issues to monitor and/or take action on.

  • Composition: The Property Management Committee shall consist shall consist of as many members deemed necessary

  • Qualifications: Short term rental managers and long term property managers who are Qualifying Brokers or their Associate Broker representative.

  • Term: One-year term.

REALTOR® of the Year Committee

  • Purpose:   The committee will meet year to review the nominations from the membership for selection of the REALTOR® of the Year award. 

  • Composition: The REALTOR® of the Year Committee is comprised of all former recipients of the Award still active within the Association, with the individual who received the award two (2) years past serving as Chairperson. 

  • Qualifications: Must be a past REALTOR® of the Year and active within the Association.

  • Term: Not applicable

Scholarship Committee

  • Purpose: This committee will review scholarship criteria and submit any recommended revisions to the Board of Directors for approval prior to reviewing applications.  This committee will review the scholarship applications, select the recipients for Board of Director approval

  • Composition: The Scholarship Committee shall consist of as many members deemed necessary

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR

  • Term: One-year term

Strategic Planning/Core Standards Committee

  • Purpose: Is to develop a strategic plan for the association and to bring Core Standards relevant to our association.  The committee is to evaluate the strategic plan to determine that goals and objectives are being met; ascertain the goals, objectives and priorities are applicable to the current industry trends.  Develop a timeline and action plan.  Determine areas of weakness in implementation and make recommendations.  Conduct member surveys and focus groups to assess member needs every three years with periodic surveys in the interim to ensure that the Association is meeting the Mission Statement.  Make recommendations to the Board of Directors on changes to the Strategic Plan.  

  • Composition: The Strategic Planning/Core Standards Committee shall consist of as many members deemed necessary

  • Qualifications: Must be a REALTOR® in good standing of RLCAR

  • Term: One-year term

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