Nominations for Vacant AREC Commissioner Seats
December 5, 2017
As the State of Alabama’s largest professional organization representing the interests of the real estate industry, the Alabama Association of REALTORS® is given the honor of nominating candidates (both REALTOR® members and non-REALTOR® licensees) for vacant seats on the Alabama Real Estate Commission, in accordance with Alabama Code (1975), §34-27-7.
The terms of two current Commissioners of the Alabama Real Estate Commission are set to expire in 2018 and they are not eligible for re-appointment -- The Honorable Clifton Miller (Madison), African-American At-Large Member, and The Honorable Nancy Wright (Cullman, 4th Congressional District). Therefore, to comply with Alabama Code (1975), §34-27-7, our Association is giving you the opportunity to submit your name for consideration of nomination, or encourage someone you know to do so.
For both of these vacancies, Alabama REALTORS® must submit three names to the Governor for consideration of persons who would serve with distinction as a Commissioner. Two of the nominees can be REALTORS® while one must be a non-REALTOR® licensee. We want you to have the opportunity to consider serving or identify another qualified candidate to be put forward for consideration. Detailed resumes of those interested in being considered must be submitted to Alabama REALTORS® by close of business on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
The members of the Commission shall serve five-year terms, and not more than two consecutive terms. See generally Alabama Code (1975), § 34-27-7(c) & (d).
The Commission seat for the 4th Congressional District is open for consideration to any interested party, provided the interested party meets the qualifications.
Qualifications for the 4th Congressional District Seat: Candidates shall have been a resident and citizen of this state for at least 10 years prior to his or her appointment and whose vocation for at least 10 years shall have been that of a real estate broker or real estate salesperson. No person convicted of a violation of any federal or state real estate license law shall be eligible to serve.
The African-American At-Large Member seat was created in 1988 and, by statute, must rotate among Alabama’s U.S. Congressional Districts. Congressional Districts 1, 2, 5, and 6 have been represented since this seat’s creation. Therefore, candidates for this appointment must come from Congressional Districts 3, 4, and 7 and must meet the qualifications found in Alabama Code (1975), § 34-27-7.
Qualifications for the At-Large Seat: Candidates must identify as African-American, have been a resident and citizen of this state for at least 10 years prior to his or her appointment, and whose vocation for at least 10 years shall have been that of a real estate broker or real estate salesperson. No person convicted of a violation of any federal or state real estate license law shall be eligible to serve.
Residence Inquiry: To determine whether you are a resident of the 3rd, 4th, or 7th Congressional District, residence information can be checked here at the U.S. House of Representatives website using your address and zip code.
All resumes should be sent to Kara Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on Tuesday January 2, 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Alabama REALTORS® at 334-262-3808.