GAD Advisory Group Members Official Duties

(Source: NAR Government Affairs Directors Bylaws)

The GAD Advisory Group, in conjunction with NAR staff, shall provide input and advice to NAR for the development of GAD educational and professional development programs, including (but not limited to) the GAD Institute. The GAD Advisory Group shall establish criteria for the selection of a site for the NAR GAD Institute, analyze potential sites, and made selections for GAD Institute locations.

Advisory Group Members Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Develop GAD professional development programming, such as identification of topics, speaker selection, and creation and delivery of presentations for the NAR GAD Institute and other GAD professional development opportunities.
  • Participate in Advisory Group conference calls and in-person meetings.
  • Attend the NAR GAD Institute, and all sessions therein.
  • Facilitate sessions during the GAD Institute, including public speaking roles such as speaker introductions and session presentations.
  • Encourage colleagues to attend the GAD Institute and participate in other GAD professional development opportunities.
  • Serve as a resource for colleagues around the country, and as a representative for the GAD community where needed.
  • Attend GAD meetings and legislative programs held during the annual NAR Legislative Meetings and Annual Conference, whenever possible.

Advisory Group Eligibility

Members of the GAD Advisory Group must serve in the capacity of a Government Affairs Director (includes all professional government or political affairs REALTOR® staff members, whether employed directly or pursuant to contract) and be affiliated with a state or local REALTOR® Association. The GAD Chair shall strive to appoint members who are reflective of the diversity of the GAD community in terms of type of association, length of service, geography, etc.

Terms of Service

The GAD Advisory Group is comprised of a Chair, Vice Chair, Immediate Past Chair, seven state GADs, and seven local GADs. The Chair, Vice Chair and Immediate Past Chair each serve a one-year term. The 14 state and local GADs serve two-year terms. The GAD from the location of the upcoming NAR GAD Institute shall be appointed as an ex officio member and shall serve a two-year term, ending at the conclusion of the Institute held in their home location.

Deadline Dates

Applications must be submitted no later than August 16. The GAD Chair will make appointments no later than September 15. By submitting this application, you affirm your willingness to fulfill the roles and duties of an Advisory Group member.

For more information, the Government Affairs Directors Bylaws are available at

Thank you for your interest in the GAD Advisory Group!