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Committee & Work Group Information

The Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® Committees & Work Groups are made up of members who graciously volunteer their time to help strengthen the association's events, services, member offerings, and strategic plan initiatives.

Committee Structure VCCAR operates with three types of committees—operational, networking, and work groups:

  • Operational: Committees require you to apply no later than the deadline noted annually (typically early November). The application is submitted to the Board of Directors for approval. Those who are approved will serve for that calendar year AND be a voting member of that committee.
  • Networking: Committees are open year-round and members can join at any time during the year by submitting an online application. After approval from the Board of Directors, applicants are voting members of the committee they applied for. The "networking committees" include the YPN Committee and several Work Groups such as the REALTOR® Feud and Board of Directors Installation and Awards Ceremony.
  • Work Groups: Work groups are not formal committees, they are open groups of volunteers that will give their time to help with a specific event. Work groups do require that you apply to be a part of the team, but the online application can be submitted at any time during the year. Work groups do not require the same "one year" commitment like the Operational or Networking committees, they only meet as required for the event being working on. You can be a part of more than one work group during the year.

2022 Committees & Work Groups

CRMLS Committees

Through powerful best-in-class MLS tools, VCCAR has partnered with CRMLS to provide real estate professionals with authority and high visibility in a constantly evolving, highly-competitive industry. The committees listed here consist of liaisons between VCCAR and the various CRMLS departments. The goal is to connect real estate professionals throughout the state of California, with access to the most data at the lowest cost possible, thereby eliminating the need to join multiple MLSs.

CRMLS Association Executives Committee
VCCAR Committee Member: Wyndi Austin
Meets: Bi-Monthly 3rd Monday

CRMLS Finance Committee

VCCAR Committee Member: Rebeca Elliott
Meets
: Bi-Monthly 3rd Wednesday

CRMLS Operational Steering Committee
VCCAR Committee Member: Carolyn Triebold
Meets
: Monthly 2nd Tuesday


CRMLS Rules Committee
VCCAR Committee Member: Tim Comstock
Meets
: Bi-Monthly 3rd Thursday


Association Rush Work Group

The Association Rush is an event where the VCCAR membership has the opportunity to decide which work group or committee they would like to be a part of for the following year. This work group will help plan the event's location, time, theme, and logistics. Then the same members will facilitate the live event. The Rush is held in the fall of each year, meetings will not be until a couple of months before the event.

Lead: Camille Morris
Staff Liaison: Tammy VanDeusen 
Director Liaison: Cami Pinsak
Meets: When necessary.
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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

To promote and guide participation within our Association in its commitment to foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while providing the opportunity to help our members successfully compete in a diverse marketplace.

Chair: Bridget Goncalves
Vice Chair: Melissa Hunter
Staff Liaison: Wyndi Austin 
Director Liaison: Yolanda Carr
Meets: When necessary.
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Finance Committee

Ensures that Association financial resources are properly allocated through the annual budget, responsible for recommending the annual budget to the Board of Directors, provides a review of the monthly financials, and recommending financial policies. Investigates the best methods of financing programs, projects, and investments when so instructed by the Directors.

Chair: Rebeca Elliott
Staff Liaison: Robin Morris 
Director Liaison: N/A
Meets: 3rd Tuesday each month at 12:30 PM
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Governing Documents Work Group

Reviews, updates and revises, with Directors' approval, the Bylaws and Association Policy Manual to maintain these documents in a timely and current condition.

Lead: Sterling Granger
Vice Chair: N/A
Staff Liaison: Wyndi Austin
Director Liaison: Jennifer Felton
Meets: When necessary.
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Grievance Committee

Acts as a reviewing body for complaints turned into the Association to determine whether to dismiss or send forward to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing.

Chair: Tee Khamseng
Vice Chair: Lori Lang
Staff Liaison: Jamie Bowman, Linda Conaway  
Director Liaison: Walter Morris
Meets: When necessary.
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Installation Work Group

The Board of Directors Installation and & Awards Ceremony is the largest event of the year. This is an event which is usually held at a hotel ballroom or another large facility. It is a well attended event where the incoming Board of Directors is sworn in and the outgoing BOD is honored. The Installation is usually held in early December or mid January, work group meetings will begin about 2-3 months in advance of the event date.

Lead: Darryl Geewax
Staff Liaison: Tammy VanDeusen 
Director Liaison: Vicky Cummings
Meets: When necessary.
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Leadership Academy Work Group

VCCAR is committed to identifying and cultivating leaders for the future! The purpose of the program is to provide REALTORS® with the tools necessary to aspire to leadership positions by educating and providing a better understanding of the internal workings of the local and state real estate organizations, local government, and community organizations that impact the real estate industry.

Lead: Karen Campbell
Staff Liaison: Wyndi Austin
Director Liaison: Troy Palmquist
Meets: when necessary. 
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Local Candidate Recommendation Committee (LCRC)

Established by a local association of REALTORS® to evaluate candidates for local offices and make recommendations to CREPAC, a C.A.R.-affiliated PAC. Local candidates include mayors, city council members, sheriffs, county supervisors, school and water board members and local judges, to name the most common local candidates. The LCRC Members have an important role in the association, and their decisions and actions can create tremendous benefit for their association and communities. LCRC and/or local board of directors make final decisions regarding support or opposition for local campaigns.

Chair: Mark Chacon
Vice Chair: Jorge DeLeón
Staff Liaison: Marta Golding Brown
Director Liaison: Sher Heard
Meets: When necessary.
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Local Government Relations Committee

The committee monitors local legislative and regulatory actions and trends and interprets for member REALTORS®, local Associations and the public their impact on the real estate industry and property ownership. The committee recommends approaches to influence the course and form of local legislation and works with the Association Board of Directors in the formation of the Association policy and implementation of state and local mandated legislation.

Chair: Janet Sprisslet
Vice Chair: Salena Bracamontes
Staff Liaison: Marta Golding Brown
Director Liaison: Adela Trainor
Meets: 2nd Thursday each month @ 3:00 PM
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MLS Work Group

The MLS Work Group is made of up REALTOR® members that use the MLS tools. As the MLS moves forward with better tools and technology, this work group has been assembled to assure the VCCAR members have all of the information necessary to work in the MLS environment. 

Lead: Carolyn Triebold
Staff Liaison: Dale Farnum
Director Liaison: Jeri Becker
Meets: When necessary.
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Professional Standards Committee

Responsible as the Judicial Body of the Association. Conducts due process hearings in accordance with Bylaws on alleged violations of the Code of Ethics and Arbitration, Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. *PS Committee members must have served not less than one year on the Grievance Committee.

Chair: Cindy Diez-Telly 
Vice Chair: Brooke Smith
Staff Liaison: Jamie Bowman
Director Liaison: Katie Connelly
Meets: When necessary.
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REALTOR® Expo Work Group

The REALTOR® Expo is an event where the VCCAR Affiliate membership has the opportunity to make their company and services known to the VCCAR members. This work group will help plan the event's location, time, theme, and logistics. Then the same members will facilitate the live event. The Expo is held in the fall of each year, meetings will not be until a couple of months before the event.

Lead: Cibeli Rocha
Staff Liaison: Tammy VanDeusen 
Director Liaison: Bonny Goetz
Meets: When necessary.
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REALTOR® Feud Work Group

The REALTOR® Feud is one of VCCAR member's favorite events. This game is played similarly to the classic "Family Feud". Both REALTORS® and Affiliates come together to just have a fun evening. This work group will help plan the event's location, time, theme, and logistics. Then the same members will facilitate the live event. The REALTOR® Feud is held in the fall of each year, meetings will not be until a couple of months before the event.

Lead: Monica Cruz
Staff Liaison: Tammy VanDeusen 
Director Liaison: Dawn Durazo
Meets: When necessary.
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Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee

YPN is a member-driven committee that helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four (4) core areas: REALTOR® Associations, the real estate industry, peers, and communities. YPN is not defined by an age, but by a mindset.

Chair: Vanessa Rice
Vice Chair: Lucy Silva de Oliveira
Staff Liaison: Tammy VanDeusen
Director Liaison: Jennifer Gruele
Meets: 3rd Tuesday each month @ 10:00 AM
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