The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) has two Board Committees and three Operational 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.
2018 Chair: Kristie KrugerAppointed Board Members: D'Arcy Donald, Bob Jablonski, Charlie Ponde, Corinne Lyall, 3 Members-at-Large (TBD)
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.
2018 Chair: Charlie Ponde Appointed Board Members: D'Arcy Donald, Bob Jablonski, Kristie Kruger, Jennifer Gilbert, Public Accountant (TBD)
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.
2018 Provincial Government Relations Committee
Chair: TBDDerek Austin (AREA Officer - Innisfail)Charlie Ponde (AREA Officer - Edmonton)Farrah Khoja (Calgary)Brad Kopp (Hinton)Bill MacDougall (Calgary)Cheryl Trask (Calgary)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
2018 Provincial Forms & Practice Committee
Chair: Janet Keuhn (AREA Director - Whitecourt)Devon Felesky (AREA Director - Medicine Hat)Todd Wallace (AREA Director - South Central Alberta)Liz Bergeron (Calgary)Liz Haskins (Fort McMurray)Barbara Howey (Wetaskiwin)Camil Morley (Calgary)Andrea Snow (Edmonton)Lori Spada (Calgary)Non-Voting MembersAndrea Gibson (Calgary)Margherita Gosselin (Edmonton)Harvey Gamble (REIX)Jim Doyle (REIX counsel)Stan Galbraith (Legal counsel)
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.
2018 Provincial Professional Development CommitteeChair: Corinne Lyall (AREA Director - Calgary)Jennifer Gilbert (AREA Director - Lloydminster)Todd Wallace (AREA Director - South Central Alberta)Derek Austin (AREA Director - Innisfail)Brian Finley (Edmonton)Frank McCullough (Calgary)Kevin McGivery (Medicine Hat)Tom Shearer (Edmonton)Lori Spada (Calgary)Staff Liaison: Heather Coleman
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 Members
Bobbi DawsonRamey DemianBill KirkBrian KlingsponStan MillsRobyn Moser
AREA Appointees to RECA Residential Advisory Committee
Bob JablonskiD'Arcy Donald
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 >
Charlie PondeJim Saunders
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