At a luncheon in April, GFWAR recognized members for their unwavering dedication to advancing Fort Worth’s real estate industry by presenting its annual awards.
- Kim Gartner, Coldwell Banker Realty | Charles McMillan REALTOR® of the Year Award
- Mary Margaret Davis, Mary Margaret Davis Real Estate Team | Marie and Dayton Sheridan REALTOR® Spirit Award
- Jenni Jones, Legacy Mutual Mortgage | Affiliate of the Year Award
- Jaci Coan, RE/MAX Trinity | A.L. Purvis Distinguished Service Award, awarded posthumously
“This year’s award recipients are dedicated volunteer leaders for GFWAR and the communities that we serve,” said Robert Gleason, CEO of GFWAR. “We always look forward to the opportunity to recognize outstanding members. And, in the case of Jaci Coan, we are grateful for the legacy of servant leadership she left behind, which continues to inspire all of us.”
The Charles McMillan REALTOR® of the Year Award recognizes a GFWAR member whose invaluable contributions have made a significant impact on the organization, the real estate profession, and the Fort Worth community. The 2021 REALTOR® of the Year Award was presented to Kim Gartner of Coldwell Banker Realty. Gartner has a passion for service and being involved in her industry. She is a current member of the GFWAR Board of Directors and has served on a number of committees and task forces, including Business After Hours and the First Time Homebuyer Education Series. As the chair of the new Community Outreach Committee, she is creating opportunities for GFWAR members to give back to their community.
The Marie and Dayton Sheridan REALTOR® Spirit Award honors a member whose enthusiasm for their craft motivates their peers to rise to the occasion. Mary Margaret Davis of the Mary Margaret Davis Real Estate Team received the 2021 REALTOR® Spirit Award. Davis is a GFWAR broker member with more than 40 years of experience in the real estate industry. She inspires those around her through her active involvement in not only GFWAR, but various groups around the city including Historic Fort Worth, Downtown Fort Worth Inc, and Near Southside Inc.
The Affiliate of the Year Award is presented to one whose cultivation of the partnership between REALTOR® and affiliate member has positively contributed to the success of GFWAR. Going above and beyond is 2021 Affiliate of the Year Jenni Jones of Legacy Mutual Mortgage. Jones brings her positive energy and outlook to all of her volunteer efforts at GFWAR, especially the Holiday Luncheon benefiting Greenbriar Elementary, which is the highlight of the year for many members.
The recipient of the A.L. Purvis Distinguished Service Award is someone who has made a lasting impact on Fort Worth’s real estate industry, including prolonged and distinguished service to both GFWAR and their community. Jaci Coan was named the 2021 Distinguished Service Award recipient, an award that was accepted by her husband, David Coan. Jaci Coan passed away in August of 2021 and left behind a seemingly unfillable hole in the local REALTOR® community and more specifically at RE/MAX Trinity, where she was broker and mentor to many. She was the 2016 GFWAR President and recipient of countless awards, but she was most proud of her work in support of Children’s Miracle Network, most notably through RE/MAX Trinity’s popular Burgers for Babies fundraiser each year.