Our Current Committees
Scroll through to learn more about our 2023 committees and be sure to reach out to the committee chairs listed below for more information on how to join.
Participating in a committee: What is Required?
- Active Membership Status with GFWAR
- Ability to meet once monthly for each Committee joined (Recommended Max: 3)
- Desire to share ideas and input that will contribute to the committee’s goals and the 2023 Strategic Plan throughout the year.
Every GFWAR Committee is comprised of members just like you who love their industry and want to have a hand in the action. Each meeting will provide an opportunity to share your input and collectively brainstorm interesting topics, sponsors, and speakers that would make for a well-attended event.
Scroll through to learn more about our 2023 committees and be sure to reach out to the committee chairs listed below for more information on how to get involved.
2023 GFWAR Committees
Business After Hours Committee
Plans the GFWAR networking happy hour events throughout the year to enhance membership engagement, communicate value, and raise funds for Educational Foundation scholarships. New Members Welcome.
Why You Should Join: You love meeting new people and are always on the pulse of hot new places and things to do. You’re a natural at making connections. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.
*MEETINGS: The SECOND WEDNESDAY of February, March, April, June, August, September, and November | 2:00 - 3:00 PM
2023 Committee ChairJoelene Slocum
Reviews and updates the GFWAR Bylaws to meet the changing needs of the Association. (Limited appointments.)
2023 Committee ChairMel Harris
Community Outreach Committee
Promotes and encourages community involvement and GFWAR visibility through educational events, volunteerism, and fundraising. New Members Welcome.
Why You Should Join: Giving back to others gives you life. Your heart is happiest when you’re serving your community. Early morning service projects are your caffeine.
*MEETINGS: The FOURTH THURSDAY of every month | 10:00 – 11:00AM
2023 Committee ChairLaToya Williams
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Have a positive impact on the cultural conversations in our area related to diversity through education, exposure, and strategic partnerships. New Members Welcome.
Why You Should Join: You’re passionate about creating inclusivity. You believe that your association should reflect its community. You embrace different experiences and perspectives.
*MEETINGS: The FIRST THURSDAY of every month |11:00 – 12:00 PM
2023 Committee ChairGary Walters
Educational Foundation Board
Administers a scholarship for deserving students in the greater Fort Worth area. The Board is looking for new members who are interested in participating in fundraising for the scholarship, publicizing its availability to area schools, and distributing the funds through review of applications. New Members welcome. (Limited appointments available.)
Why You Should Join: You like kids and believe in equal access to education. Supporting local non-profits is your passion. You thrive on goal-setting and like to dream big.
2023 Committee ChairThaddius Watson
Coordinates the master schedule of all association events. Plans all GFWAR events including Installation, the Annual Membership Meeting, affiliate appreciation, and additional special events as needed. New Members welcome.
Why You Should Join: Engagement is your jam. You’re a master at creating balloon arches. You have a storage shed for all your holiday decorations.
*MEETINGS: The THIRD MONDAY of every month | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
2023 Committee ChairMichelle Johnson
Exists to ignite global awareness, engagement, and support in the Greater Fort Worth real estate market and international community initiatives. New Members welcome.
Why You Should Join: Your credit cards reward you in frequent flyer miles. You love meeting people from cultures and countries different from your own. You view all business from a global perspective.
*MEETINGS: The THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month | 10:00 – 11:00 AM
2023 Committee ChairHannah Mercer
Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding support of candidates for elective office and stays informed on matters of local, state, and national governments. (Limited appointments.)
Why You Should Join: You like to be up to date on news and politics. You’re a critical thinker. Political Advocacy for property rights keeps you up at night.
2023 Committee ChairMichael Langford
Leasing / Management Forum
This committee plans the Leasing Management Forum, and stays informed on issues regarding property management. Meets quarterly. New Members welcome.
2023 Committee ChairJay Hartley
Multiple Listing Service
Reviews and makes recommendations in all matters relating to NTREIS and enforces the rules and regulations of MLS. (Limited appointments.)
2023 Committee ChairNita Shinsky
Develops and implements the professional development programs offered through the Association, from Coffee Talks to classes. This committee also encourages members to participate in NAR Commitment to Excellence (C2EX), provides education on professional etiquette, and helps communicate NAR Code of Ethics requirements. New Members welcome.
Why You Should Join: Some people collect art – you collect Realtor designations. You get fired up about professionalism and competency in the industry. You know the importance of the words “Under all is the land.”
*MEETINGS: The THIRD TUESDAY of the month | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2023 Committee ChairPaul Epperley
The Society of Commercial REALTORS® advances knowledge, education, and integrity in the field of commercial real estate through networking and educational opportunities.
Why You Should Join: Integrity and professional conduct are your core pillars. Your golf swing is almost as strong as your killer instincts. You love helping businesses find a home where they can grow.
*MEETINGS: The THIRD THURSDAY of the month | 9:00 –10:00 am
2023 Committee ChairTim Williams
Season of Giving Committee
Organizes the annual GFWAR Season of Giving Luncheon to benefit local schools during the holidays. New Members welcome.
Why You Should Join: You love bringing joy to children just as much Santa. You can recite the movie “Elf” word-for-word. You start holiday shopping in July.
2023 Committee ChairVal Cuozzo
This committee communicates the mission and importance of TREPAC to the membership and stays informed on local, state, and national legislation. It also raises funds through direct member contact, cultivation of major investors, and events. New Members welcome.
Why You Should Join: You’ve always stood up for what you believe in. You’re an advocate for your industry and invest in TREPAC every year. Political advocacy for property rights keeps you up at night.
*MEETINGS: The SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month | 11:00 – 12:00 pm
2023 Committee ChairShawn Buck
Young Professionals Network
Plans events and implements programs geared toward young professionals in the Association with a goal of helping them elevate their careers and expand their colleague sphere. New Members welcome.
Why You Should Join: You soak up knowledge like an industrial sponge. You can crush just as hard in your field as you do in laser tag. You believe that age is just a number.
*MEETINGS: The THIRD TUESDAY of the month | 3:00 – 4:00 pm