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GADFly Newsletter – March 2023

Community Outreach

REALTOR Party Conference Grants Available!
State and local REALTOR® associations can apply for a grant to host their own REALTOR® Party Conference to educate members and further the mission of the REALTOR® Party. Associations may qualify to receive funding to aid in hosting an educational or fundraising conference. Read through details and application process or contact Christine Windle.

Get the Latest on Modern Growth Management Techniques
Since 2008, NAR’s Growth Management Fact Book has provided a comprehensive look at a variety of modern growth management techniques, such as urban growth boundaries, housing moratoria, adequate public facilities and cluster zoning, to help REALTOR® associations develop well-reasoned policy positions to advance growth-related issue priorities. Each section covers impacts on property values, development costs, amount and patterns of development, housing affordability, incentive-based alternatives, and recommended talking points covering on pros and cons. Questions? Contact Hugh Morris.

Expert Advocacy Help When You Need It
Legislative and regulatory proposals that may do harm to property rights often arise quickly and require expert analysis. The Land Use Initiative will analyze and provide talking points for state and local associations on proposed planning and zoning related measures that impact the transfer of real property. Learn how the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® used the LUI to champion property rights and allow for future development. Questions? Contact Christine Windle

REALTOR® Party Success Stories – March 2023 Each month, stories highlighting state and local associations who leveraged a REALTOR® Party grant or resource that led to an advocacy “win” are highlighted and cataloged in the REALTOR® Party Success Stories. Success stories created in March include:

FPC Meritorious Service Award Process and Deadline
We are now accepting nominations from your state for the 2023 FPC Meritorious Service Award. Each year, NAR recognizes two outstanding Federal Political Coordinators for their exceptional service. These recipients are the best of the best of our FPCs; those who truly believe in and advocate for REALTOR® Party. Recipients meet a rigorous set of criteria that set them apart from other FPCs. To see a list of former MSA award winners and criteria for receiving the award click here. The nomination form can be accessed on the MSA Award page through the REALTOR® Party website. The deadline for nominating a deserving FPC is March 17, 2023. For more information, please contact Victoria Givens at

Consumer Voices Make Your Advocacy Efforts Stronger
Your association can apply for a Consumer Advocacy Outreach grant offers your association the ability to apply for money up to $25,000 to engage with consumers in your community and advocate for public policy issues that impact homeownership and property rights. Read how the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® and the Texas REALTORS® property tax campaign have used the grant. The Consumer Advocacy Outreach Advisory Board hears requests on the first Tuesday of each month at 3pm EST. Questions? Contact Erin Murphy at 202-383-1079 or

RPAC Fundraising

RPAC Major Investor Recognition Deadline
Make sure you and your members are recognized as RPAC Major Investors before the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings! Submit RPAC investments to the NAR Finance Office no later than Wednesday, April 19, to meet this first transmittal date. Click here for more information or contact Jackie Zaporowski at 202-383-1029.

RPAC Hall of Fame Ceremony
We are excited to announce that the 2022 RPAC Hall of Fame Class of 345 REALTORS® will be inducted during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings! This is the largest single class to date! The induction ceremony will be held on Monday, May 8 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Everyone is invited, so gather your state delegations to support the new inductees from your state! All members and guests must be registered for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings to attend the ceremony. Questions? Contact Jackie Zaporowski at 202-383-1029.

Josh Dix
GAD Chair
Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®

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GAD Nation–

Daylight savings is here! The sun is out longer, but the work is even longer. As many of you, we are busier than ever in Charleston. Policy does not stop because the weather is nicer.

Take the opportunity to restore and be fresh. This work can take a great deal of time and energy, but we cannot serve the members if we burn out. Attrition in the GAD ranks is high, and we must do more to take care of ourselves, so that we can take care of the policy at home.

As we continue to plan for our Detroit Institute, we want to take an approach to make us the best professionals we can be. Detroit has a story to tell and there are many lessons to learn from her. The Michigan delegation has been busy making the requests and helping us pull speakers from Michigan to best tell that story. We will cover everything from the Detroit economic recovery, an auto industry changing shape, to an exceptional Mayor looking to welcome the best group of advocacy professionals in the country to their city!

The Advisory Group has begun to dial in on the sessions and topics. We want to provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, so we are looking at additional breakout sessions with topics for smaller group discussions. Feeling cute, maybe a little speed dating by issue, IDK? We want to bring in outside voices as well to help us view similar issues through a different lens. The 2023 model will have more horsepower, a tweaked design, and be more responsive to an ever-changing landscape.

GAD Institute is the time for us to come together and learn from each other. Grow and get better. With spring here in Charleston and around the corner for many of you, we look forward to putting together a great edition for you! We will continue to search for quality content, so that our community is as healthy as ever!

Take care,


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