Get Involved – Join an NVBR Committee or Workgroup

The Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® invites its members to get involved by serving on a committee or Strategic Plan Workgroup. Committee involvement is a great way to network with fellow members, to learn about the Association and to help shape its direction. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Mike Berk, CEO at, or complete the form at the bottom of this page.

NVBR Standing Committees

Community Outreach Committee

The purpose of the Community Service Committee is to promote good fellowship within the community. The Committee organizes fundraising events for NVBR’s charitable giving program and also makes decisions on where the funds should be distributed.

Chair: Lauren Gaffney Cohen, The Gardner Group – RE/MAX North Professionals

Education Committee

The Education Committee identifies key educational opportunities for REALTOR® members throughout the year. The Committee plans the monthly Lunch and Learn Series as well as continuing education programs to members improve their business.

Chair: Robbi Handy Holmes, Vermont Realty Group – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Grievance and Professional Standards

The Grievance and Professional Standards Committee reviews complaints brought to the Association for Code of Ethics or Professional Standards violations. It works to enforce the Code of Ethics and acts as a peer panel in arbitration hearings. Training is required.

Chair: Barb Trousdale, Preferred Properties

Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Committee monitors local and regional legislative and regulatory activities and provides feedback the NVBR Board of Directors. The group also acts as the conduit to the Vermont Association of REALTORS® regarding statewide legislative and regulatory issues and RPAC.

Chair: Matt Hurlburt, Matt Hurlburt Group – RE/MAX North Professionals

Investment and Finance Committee

The Investment and Finance Committee is charged with monitoring the finances and overseeing the investments of the Association. The committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for investment opportunities that meet the guidelines of the NVBR Investment Policy.

Chair: Bryce Gilmer, Vermont Real Estate Company

Young Professionals Network

The NVBR Young Professionals Network (YPN) was formed in 2016. The YPN helps young real estate professionals grow and excel in their real estate careers by providing them the opportunities and encouragement to become involved with NVBR. You can learn more about the YPN by visiting Young Professionals Network (YPN) – Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS® (

Chair: Marie Shepherd, The Malley Group, Keller Williams Vermont

Ad Hoc Committees/Workgroups

Member Benefits Workgroup

This workgroup will review member benefits for Realtor® and Affiliate members. The workgroup will also discuss potential new programs and services that may be of value to NVBR members.

Chair: Jason Lefebvre, RE/MAX North Professionals

Leadership Development

This Committee addresses local leadership development. It explores the various pieces of the NVBR Leadership Development Program, identify potential leaders for local and statewide offices, and help to create a searchable member profile database.

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