Our Committees

Education Committee

  • Sharon Lightfoot-Wade, Chair

Provides speakers for general membership meetings and educational seminars. Organizes two educational seminars for the general public each year. Meets monthly.

Finance Committee

  • Mike Ionescu, Chair

Responsible for the review of quarterly financial reports, monitoring of existing budget and preparation of the Fiscal budget for the upcoming year. Chaired by the Board of Directors Treasurer. Meets at least quarterly, more frequently as required for budget planning, etc.

Government Affairs Committee

  • Robert Starrett, Chair

Strives to have member representation in political and legislative arenas, ranging from local community involvement to contacts with State and National elected officials. Works hard to meet our annual R.P.A.C. contribution goal through member outreach. Works closely with the Government Affairs Director. Committee Chair is an elected position. Meets monthly.

Multiple Listing Service (M.L.S.) Committee

  • Ron Bailey, Chair

Responsible for overseeing the distribution of M.L.S. data through publication of our computerized M.L.S. service. This involves the manner in which members receive the information, statistics, necessary service rules and regulations, and preparation of forms needed for data distribution. Chair of this committee is an Elected Position and has a seat on the Board of Directors. Limited to eleven voting members. Open for alternate members should a seated member step down. Meets monthly.

RPAC Trustees

  • Spiros Bilianis, Board President

Responsible for promoting and striving for the improvement of government by encouraging and stimulating REALTORS® and others to take a more active and effective role in governmental affairs; encouraging REALTORS® and others to understand the nature and action of their government, as to important political issues, and as to the records of the office holders and candidates for elective office; assisting REALTORS® and others in organizing themselves for more effective political action and in carrying out their civic responsibilities; supporting candidates for election to local borough councils, township supervisors, county commissioners and county row offices and to provide funds for national and state political committees; cooperating with national, state and other local P.A.C.s when in the best interest of the Committee.

Young Professionals Network (Y.P.N.)

  • Alexa Sanchez, Chair

Helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas: REALTOR® associations and leadership, the real estate industry and advocacy, networking with their peers, and the local community.

Short Term Rental Committee

  • Lisa Sanderson, Chair – Broker, Property Manager, RE/MAX Property Specialists

The Task Force continues to meet with municipalities, the County, and other experts to convey the economic importance of allowing, via thoughtful regulation, short term rentals in our communities.

The S.T.R.C. laid out a few initial priorities which could have a positive impact on the issue and help our area continue to thrive:

  1. Facilitate widespread adoption of Monroe County’s Model Ordinance for Short Term Rentals.
  2.  Research regulations in other areas to identify what works and what does not.
  3. Provide education on the topic to members, community leaders, and the public.


NOTE: All Chairperson not elected will be selected by the President of the Association and approved by the Board of Directors.