The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) has several committees charged with working on specific industry concerns and issues. Meeting throughout the year, the committees offer recommendations to the Board of Directors to ensure that the relevant issues and concerns of our members are met. Other committees or tasks forces may be struck as the need arises. In addition, the AREA Board of Directors is tasked with appointing several representatives to terms on the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) and the Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) Board of Governors. Learn more about council appointment here.
AREA’s Governance and Board Development Committee assists the Board of Directors in maintaining good governance and leads a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the Board of Directors, Board Committees and individual Directors. This Committee also assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its obligations relating to CEO goals and objectives, evaluation, compensation and succession planning.
2019 Chair: Kristie Kruger
Appointed Members:D'Arcy Donald (AREA Director - Grande Prairie)Jennifer Gilbert (AREA 2019 Chair – Lloydminster)Jolene Ledene Reimer (AREA Director - Bassano)Greg Walsh (AREA Director - Fort McMurray)
AREA’s Finance and Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its obligations and oversight responsibilities relating to financial planning, the audit process, financial reporting, corporate controls and risk management.
2019 Chair: Kristie KrugerAppointed Members:D'Arcy Donald (AREA Director - Grande Prairie)Devon Felesky (AREA Director - Medicine Hat)Jennifer Gilbert (AREA 2019 Chair – Lloydminster)Cam Mendryk (CPA)
AREA’s Provincial Government Relations Committee guides and supports the AREA Government Relations function and Advocacy process. It is the key mechanism by which AREA members and boards can speak with one voice on provincial issues and legislation affecting Alberta REALTORS® and real estate consumers.
2019 Provincial Government Relations CommitteeDavid P. Brown (AREA Director – Calgary)Jennifer Gilbert (AREA 2019 Chair – Lloydminster)Brad Mitchell (AREA CEO)Jerry Aulenbach (Edmonton)Derek Austin (Innisfail)Chris Cline (Grande Prairie)Bill MacDougall (Calgary)Todd Wallace (Hanna)
Staff Liaison: Heather Coleman
AREA’s Provincial Forms and Practice Committee guides and supports the AREA Member Services group in the management of content related to AREA Forms.
Given the critical nature of AREA Forms to the practice of real estate, recommendations arising from the Forms and Practice Committee are approved by the AREA Board of Directors.
Standard Forms Change Process Map
2019 Provincial Forms & Practice CommitteeChair: Devon Felesky (AREA Director – Medicine Hat)Marc Aubin (AREA Director - Red Deer)Ellyn Mendham (AREA Director – Calgary)Matt Carre (Airdrie)Chris Classens (Lethbridge)Barbara Howey (Wetaskiwin)Lyle Magnuson (Vulcan)Steven Reid (Edmonton)Non-Voting MembersRyan Deluca (CREB)Jim Doyle (Legal Counsel)Stan Galbraith (Legal Counsel)Margherita Gosselin (RAE)Lisa Sabo (REIX)
Staff Liaison: Tammy Williams
AREA’s Provincial Professional Development Committee guides and supports the AREA Professional Development group in the delivery of continuing education for members.
2019 Provincial Professional Development CommitteeChair: Doug Singleton (AREA Director – Edmonton)David P. Brown (AREA Director – Calgary)Ellyn Mendham (AREA Director – Calgary)Marc Aubin (AREA Director – Red Deer)Derek Austin (Innisfail)Brian Finley (Edmonton)Kevin McGivery (Medicine Hat)Tom Shearer (Edmonton)
AREA’s Member Advocacy Committee is designed to provide members with financial and or legal assistance arising from the results of qualifying disciplinary hearings or legal challenges.
A committee of AREA’s Board of Directors is responsible for administering the program, including determining the method and amounts of assistance provided to members. Member requests are evaluated based on four primary questions and meetings are convened ad hoc.
2019 Provincial Professional Development CommitteeChair: Janet Kuehn (AREA Director – Whitecourt)Jennifer Gilbert (AREA 2019 Chair – Lloydminster)David Lowe (AREA Director – Sangudo)Doug Singleton (AREA Director - Edmonton)Greg Walsh (AREA Director – Fort McMurray)
Staff Liaison: Kate Bailey
Individuals appointed by AREA who are currently serving on the Real Estate Council of Alberta represent residential and commercial real estate on a body that includes representation from real estate, property management, mortgage brokers, real estate appraisers and the public. Learn more >
AREA-Appointed Council MembersBobbi DawsonRamey DemianBill KirkBrian KlingsponStan MillsRobyn Moser
AREA Appointees to RECA Residential Advisory Committee
Individuals appointed by AREA who are currently serving on the Alberta Real Estate Foundation Board of Governors oversee the mission of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation. Learn more >
AREA-Appointed GovernorsJanice ReschJim Saunders
We are dedicated to strengthening the Real Estate profession.