ARMLS ELECTIONS

There will be two elections in 2020 for ARMLS board seats: a firm election in August and the at-large election in September.

ARMLS FIRM ELECTION 2020 - GROUPS C & D

This election is for broker participants (broker-owners/officers/branch managers or brokerage principals of brokerages) in groups C & D, with one seat for each. Nominations are closed. A maximum of five candidates will slated by the Nominating Committee from the pool of qualified nominees. Have questions? Email: Elections@ARMLS.com.

Election Timeline:
• 8/4 – Nominations Open
• 8/10 – Nominations Close (11:59 p.m.)
• 8/17 – Voting Opens
• 8/21 – Voting Closes (11:59 p.m.)
• 8/24 – Winners Announced

QUALIFICATIONS

1. I am a current active non-affiliate and non-assistant subscriber to ARMLS.

2. I hold an active real estate or appraisal license through the Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) or the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions.

3. I have no ADRE disciplinary actions since August 1st of the prior year.

4.  I have been a subscriber to ARMLS for a minimum of the past two consecutive years. Must have uninterrupted active subscriber status since July 31st of the current election year through the date of the ARMLS shareholder annual meeting.

5.  I have held an active real estate license in the United States for at least 5 years.

6. I will submit (3) letters of recommendation with at least two (2) being from individuals in the real estate industry with this application.

7. I am not seeking a board seat that would cause the board member to go past 15 consecutive years of board service.

8. I will attend a pre-election informational online webinar/conference call with the ARMLS CEO prior to nominations closing as it is required. This session will present the expectations of being a board member and related topics while providing an opportunity to ask questions about the job duties and expectations directly from the ARMLS CEO.

9. If elected, I commit to attending an on-site one-day director elect orientation session which will include such topics as fiduciary duty, appeals training, education on ARMLS operations, departments, and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF A DIRECTOR

The ARMLS Board of Directors has established a set of new board member expectations.
(Note: this is an unpaid volunteer elected position and not an employment opportunity)

The Board of Directors ensures that the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service achieves appropriate results for and on behalf of its Stakeholders at a reasonable cost. Directors work with the elected leadership and other members of the board, the CEO to provide leadership for ARMLS. Directors are expected to understand, support and fulfill the responsibilities set forth below in addition to the Code of Conduct and the expectations in the ARMLS Governance policies.

BOARD MEMBER ROLE:

  1. Accountability: The Board of Directors is collectively accountable to all ARMLS stakeholders. They are accountable for ARMLS’ performance in realizing its mission and achieving its goals.  Each board member is also accountable and for the effective stewardship of the company’s financial resources and the performance of the CEO.
  2. Members as Individuals: The CEO is accountable to the board and not to individual board members. Therefore, the relationship between the CEO and individual members of the board, including the Chair, is collegial and not hierarchical.
  3. Term: New board members must be able to serve a 3-year term.  
  4. Participation in ARMLS board Related Events: Board members must attend board meetings and board related events.  This includes industry related conferences in accordance with and in the number proscribed by the current ARMLS Travel Policy.  Additional board functions are the annual board planning session and planning workshops.  Every board member must complete the ARMLS sanctioned Appeals Process training program.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

  1. Individual Conduct: To properly serve the Corporation and its subscribers, each board member must always act with dignity and integrity, both inside and outside of board meetings, reflecting the corporation’s high standards for ethical behavior and professionalism. Each board member must always adhere to the Board Code of Conduct as written in the ARMLS policies.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:

  1. Maintain a working knowledge of the affairs, policies, and assets of ARMLS.
  2. Advocate for the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of ARMLS.
  3. Ensure information that is confidential or privileged (i.e., not publicly available) is not disclosed inappropriately.
  4. Express one’s opinion during discussion and debates but speak with one voice regarding the final decisions of the board.
  5. Copiously prepare for and actively participate in board meetings.
  6. Carry out fiduciary responsibility over the financial affairs of the corporation.
  7. Listen to other board member views, advocate their own, identify common interests and alternatives, and be open to compromise.
  8. Continually build the strength and reputation of the board as an effective leadership team.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Must meet the minimum requirements as proscribed by the ARMLS Nominating Committee
  • Commitment to the corporate mission and strategic directions
  • Availability of sufficient time to devote to board of Directors meetings and related activities
  • Financial acumen

PREFERRED:

  • Leadership role in the Real Estate industry
  • Mergers and Acquisitions experience

NEXT MONTH: ARMLS AT-LARGE ELECTION 2020

This election has not started.

At-Large Election Timeline:

  • 8/25 – Nominations Open
  • 9/8 – Nominations Close (11:59 p.m.)
  • 9/15 – Voting Opens
  • 9/23 – Voting Closes (11:59 p.m.)
  • 9/24 – Winners Announced