The Government Affairs Directors’ Institute is an annual professional development conference for state and local real estate association professionals who provide guidance to and work for associations in the areas of government affairs, political affairs, legislative or regulatory affairs, lobbying, advocacy, RPAC fundraising, campaigns, community outreach and/or all REALTOR® Party initiatives.  The Institute provides a means for these industry professionals to meet, exchange ideas and best practices, as well as gain valuable career skills and networking opportunities in order to provide the best value and information to the real estate industry.

Dear NAR Government Affairs Community:

Due to continued concerns and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, NAR has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person sessions for the 2020 GAD Institute, scheduled for July 14 – 16 in Philadelphia.

This news is heartbreaking for all of us who look forward to the community, camaraderie, and professional sharpening we experience each year at GAD Institute but protecting your health and well-being, and that of our guest speakers and on-site staff, is most important.

And as GADs do, we will adapt and find new pathways forward. The GAD Advisory Board and the team at NAR have already begun to visualize how to deliver valuable content and unique GAD Institute experiences to you in a virtual format.

You will receive updates as new plans are made to replicate GAD Institute online. Should you have any questions or want to talk about what is happening, you can reach us any time at the contact information below.

Julia Parenteau
2019-2020 GAD Chair
(763) 232-9055

Kelli Starrett
2019-2020 GAD Vice-Chair
(504) 258-5563

Christina Garavaglia
NAR Manager, Political Advocacy Education