Space Coast Association of REALTORS® Committees


The Space Coast Association of REALTORS® currently has a number of committees and task forces that serve our community in a variety of different ways. Our Association members help guide our committees and task forces to plan, organize and implement programs that keep our Association one of the best. Learn more about our standing committees below.

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Brevard's Children and Families in Need

BCIN fundraises year-round to benefit the Space Coast Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation, providing support to local children and families who are homeless and/or in need. To date, BCIN has raised over $1.2 million, of which every single dollar stays locally in Brevard County. The committee members also bring community awareness to the fact that Brevard County has over 2,000 identified homeless children, and of the work we do as a Realtor Association to give back to our area and help provide a hand up to these children and families. Visit this page to learn more about our efforts to help children in need go from helpless to hopeful.

2024 Chairman: Candace Mulvaney
Vice-Chair: Mike Artelli and Jaime Rhude

Budget Committee

Budget & Finance Committee

Prepares the annual Space Coast Association of REALTORS® budget.  Their job is to ensure that adequate dues amounts are established to meet our annual financial obligations and ensure that there are enough reserves to protect future generations of REALTORS®.  This Committee meets quarterly to review the status of the income and expenses compared to the established budget and recommend to the Board of Directors adjustments as necessary.   

Chaired by the Association's Treasurer, this committee will meet approximately four times. Needed skills are knowing how to read financials and working with numbers.

2024 Chairman: Omar Capellan


Commercial Investment Council

To promote a comprehensive understanding of terms and procedures to aid REALTORS® to better serve their Commercial clients.  This shall be accomplished through training; marketing and networking with established Commercial REALTORS® in our area. To inform our members of the latest economic trends and conditions that affect the commercial market. Allow our members to promote and present their commercial properties to the Council.  With your council dues, there is an annual assessment of $20 which will all you to promote and present your commercial properties on the state-wide 'Total Commercial' website.

2024 Chairman: Terry Winton

Vice-Chair: Brant Baylock

Community Outreach Committee

Community Outreach Committee

This committee will evaluate and recommend at least two community projects that the Association should be involved with and commit volunteers to address the needs of these projects.

2024 Chairman: Samantha Selig

DEI Committee

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Purpose: To recommend policy and action regarding the inclusion of diversity in the Association’s governance. To develop and recommend strategies and actions that will identify, engage, recruit, and mentor future leaders who represent the diversity of our markets and the membership of our Association.
Mission: The Diversity Committee promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Space Coast Association of Realtors® and the communities we serve.

2024 Chairman: Thomas Highsmith

Global Committee

Global Committee

To educate the REALTOR® family on how to conduct international real estate transactions with foreign nationals and understanding the cultural issues that are an integral part of working with global buyers and sellers. To find local business partners and introduce them to the association to help international transactions, i.e. loan officers who do business overseas. Check out the 2023 Global Ambassador Handbook Here

2024 Chairman: Rose Street

Government affairs

Government Affairs Committee

Studies legislation being considered locally, statewide, and nationally that affects property owners and inform our Board of Directors of the legislation. Conducts functions to foster a good working relationship with our local elected officials. Politically minded or not - this committee connects Realtors to the gut of our community. Decisions made by this committee are highly valued and significant regarding homeownership, property rights and quality of life here in Brevard County. Don't think of yourself as Democrat, Republican, or Independent here; it's about the Realtor® Party and what's best for our community!

2024 Chairman: Melissa Goldman

Vice-Chair: James Boothroyd

Grievance Committee

Grievance Committee

This Committee reviews every complaint filed by members or the general public. Assists the Board in determining if, the complaint as filed is subject to arbitration or if the statements in the complaint, are true as presented, is there a possibility that the Code of Ethics could have been violated, they must forward the complaint for a due process hearing with the Professional Standards Committee. If the complaint is determined to be frivolous or not subject to our Code of Ethics, they can dismiss the complaint.

Note: Prior to participating in Grievance Committee meetings, members must attend mandatory training.

2024 Chairman Team A: Jama Porter

2024 Chairman Team B: Caprice Atwell

Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy

To foster the interest and knowledge of active REALTORS® of the local, State and national REALTOR® organizations to encourage leadership volunteerism in the various boards and committees necessary for the success of our Association. To help participants better understand the unique challenges its members are facing in the current real estate landscape. Leadership Academy is designed to assist REALTORS® who want to get involved, make a difference, grow their businesses, and expand their leadership skills. Members will be mentored, inspired, empowered, and motivated to become the successful leaders they know they can be. Leadership Academy follows a year-long curriculum and is limited to 10 people.

2024 Chairman: Nancy Bartlett

vice-Chair: Whitney Hale

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Member Engagement and Benefits Committee:

This committee promotes and encourages Association participation and inclusion of all members by promoting opportunities that reflect our evolving membership and the interests of our members. This committee is also responsible for hosting events that highlight our membership benefits. 

 2024 Chairman: Tammy Crisafulli

MLS Committee

MLS Committee

Develops and enforces procedures and governing rules for Space Coast Multiple Listing Service to maintain a high quality of services provided by the MLS. Reviews recommendations from MLS Users. Evaluates alternative services and modifications to the MLS computer system in an effort to enhance the MLS system for everyday REALTOR use. Participants in this committee need to be "boots on the ground" members who use the MLS daily and regularly. Fine-tuning, training, and testing our Flex platform is a never-ending opportunity to get involved. This committee meets approximately 12 times, one meeting per month, and reports to the Space Coast Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors.

2024 Chairman: Laura Lewis

Vice-Chair: Stephanie Stepp

Prof Standards Committee

Professional Standards

Hears and decides complaints against REALTORS® involving alleged violations of Code of Ethics. Hears and decides monetary business disputes between REALTORS® of different firms and REALTORS® and their clients. Knowing and following the Code of Ethics is crucial to keeping our profession respected and esteemed.

2024 Chairman: Melanie Dunlap

Professionalism and Education

Professionalism & Education Committee

The Professionalism and Education Committee will develop, identify, and provide programs to designed to educate the Association’s members on current business practice issues and on services and programs that will benefit their real estate business as well as enhance professionalism in our Association. 

2024 Chairman: Jackie Griffin

Property Management

Property Management Committee

Increases professionalism and income opportunities for all interested Space Coast Association of Realtor® members through forums, roundtables, and other educational events. The committee also provides resources and consultation on leasing and management issues to the general membership

2024 Chairman: Christine Lahiff

Vice-Chair: Julie Henderson

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Realtor's Political Action Committee (RPAC)

Implements the annual RPAC fundraising drives/events.  RPAC is not the Democrat or Republican Party, it is the REALTOR® Party where we put our money where our mouth is by raising funds for lobbying efforts at the city and county levels. Lobbying efforts in Tallahassee and Washington DC have been used to keep mortgage interest deductible, from getting your commission taxed at the table, and most recently deemed our profession essential during the pandemic ensuring our members could still work and earn a living.

2024 Chairman: Donna Tidwell

Vice-Chair: Omar Capellan

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Strategic Advisory Group

The Strategic Advisory Group shall annually monitor, review, and assess the Association’s Strategic Plan. The Advisory Group shall measure and analyze the progress and success of the items in the plan. 

2024 Chairman: Deb Henderson

Vice-Chair: Pat Weeks

Tech committee

Technology Committee

This group will research and identify new technology/products that could benefit the Association or our members. Keep our members informed about new apps that might help them in their day-to-day business. This committee, along with the help of the MLS committee will put on Member Benefit Day, an event that showcases all the products and services that are available with your Realtor® Association & MLS membership.

2024 Chairman: Mike Artelli 

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YPN (Young Professionals Network)

YPN helps real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:

  1. 1. Encourage attendance at REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with the local, state, and national Associations.
    2. Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; stay informed about the latest industry news and trends.
    3. Network and learn from one another by attending events, participating in online communication, and seeking out mentoring opportunities.
    4. Become exceptional members of their community by demonstrating a high level of REALTOR® professionalism and volunteering for causes you feel passionate about.

2024 Chairman: Kelsey Nelson

Vice-Chair: Christina Griffin