LEADERSHIP AND STAFF The Board of Directors of the Billings Association of REALTORS® is comprised of 17 Local Directors and 9 State Directors that lead the association in its objectives and strategic direction. The 2020 President of the Billings Association of REALTORS® is Deb Parker. Deb can be reached at (406-591-4690) Mary R. Grant is the Executive Officer for the BAR. (406-530-1336)
PUBLIC RELATIONS The Billings Association of REALTORS® is the voice for Real Estate in Billings and other surrounding communities. We maintain relationships with local media to project a positive REALTOR® image to the public.
MEMBER SERVICES We provide new member orientation that includes Fair Housing, Anti-Trust, MLS Rules and Regulations and Code of Ethics training required by the National Association of REALTORS®. Our staff is committed to providing the best possible service to our members while keeping you up to date on the latest industry news and real estate related activities. Will Lyons is the Administrative & Program Support Director (406-530-1337) for the Billings Association of REALTORS® and Wendy Anderson is the Accounting & Member Services Director. (406-530-1335)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Continuing education courses are offered throughout the year to keep both your real estate license and your knowledge current. Visit our website at www.billings.org under events to see the schedule of classes and to register online for continuing education, luncheons and special events.
COMMITTEE WORK The Billings Association of REALTORS® relies on dedicated Affiliate and REALTOR® members to serve on committees for the Board. Joining a committee helps you to become better acquainted with your association and provides you the opportunity to assist the association to better benefit all members and the public. We welcome your participation in a committee.
POLITICAL ADVOCACY REALTORS® are highly active members of our community who do much more than facilitate the process of buying and selling a home. REALTORS® take their role in the community very seriously including monitoring and being a part of local, state and national government. Our Government Affairs Director is Cari Olson (406-530-1334)
QUALITY OF LIFE PROGRAM The Quality of Life Program is a public education and community involvement campaign of the Billings Association of REALTORS®. We work with state and local elected officials, business groups, housing advocates, our next door neighbors and others in our community to determine how we can continue to grow while ensuring economic vitality, protecting our environment, building a better community and improving our quality of life. Our Communication and Outreach Coordinator is Shelley Pierce (406-530-1325)
QUALITY OF LIFE RUN SPONSORED BY THE BILLINGS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® The annual run benefits a non-profit organization in the area. The 2020 recipient for the Quality of Life Run is The Montana Rescue Mission. The proceeds from the 2020 Quality of Life Casino Night benefits Big Brother, Big Sisters.