Who We Are
The York County Council represents more than 1,200 REALTORS® & Affiliates and is an unincorporated entity of the Maine Association of REALTORS® who is part of the National Association of REALTORS®, the nation’s largest trade association with over 1 million members. The Council abides by the policies and procedures set forth and is governed by and acts in a manner consistent with the Bylaws, Strategic Plan and Public Policy Statement of the Maine Association of REALTORS®. The Council maintains a presence and visibility in the community and continues to advocate for homeownership.
2023 Board of Trustees
Tanya Sirois, a Maine Association of REALTORS® employee for more than 37 years is the York County Council’s Staff Association Executive who works alongside and reports to MAR Chief Executive Officer Suzanne Guild.
Phone: (207) 622-7501
Direct: (207) 620-1324
E-Mail: [email protected]
2023 Committees and Task Forces
Community Services Committee
PURPOSE: to support the York County community by identifying a charity and coordinating the support via collections at membership meetings/events.
- Affordable Housing Fundraising Subcommittee
PURPOSE: to raise funds to support Heating Assistance Program.
- Children in Motion Subcommittee
PURPOSE: to engage with designated York County organizations who handle the needs of children (0-18) who are removed from their homes on an emergency basis, often victims of domestic violence, physical abuse, or who are suffering from mental health issues. The Children in Motion Subcommittee will focus on efforts to provide items that are identified by these organizations to support the needs of the children (i.e., suitcases, backpacks, duffle bags, blankets, pjs, personal hygiene items, gift cards, etc.).
- Meeting and Event Collections Subcommittee
PURPOSE: to support the York County community by identifying a charity and coordinating the support via collections at each membership meeting/event and review any new requests.
- Scholarship Fundraising/Selection Subcommittee
PURPOSE: to raise funds to support providing scholarships to York County high school seniors and to review and score scholarship applications and then award based on the amount of funds available.
PURPOSE: this committee shall follow NAR & MAR guidelines in assessing the council programming and messaging through an equity lens with attention to providing equal professional services as outlined in Article 10 of the NAR Code of Ethics, the Fair Housing Act, and the Maine Human Rights Act. Goal is to provide DEI Education opportunities and resources to the membership throughout the year with added focus on DB engagement in this area. April is Fair Housing Month.
Member Benefits Committee
PURPOSE: to welcome new members and provide materials that will assist them and to recruit new Affiliate members by creating value, assist with obtaining sponsorships for meetings/events (if needed) and develop an affiliate recognition event in conjunction with a membership meeting/event.
PURPOSE: to recommend the following year’s slate of officers & trustees for MAR Board of Directors’ approval, to review overviews and application process. Composition: Current President and Immediate Past Two Presidents. Chaired by Immediate Past President.
REALTOR® Safety Committee
PURPOSE: to provide information to be distributed to our members on the many ways to stay safe. September is REALTOR® Safety Month.
REALTOR® & Affiliate of the Year Selection Committee
PURPOSE: to choose the current year’s REALTOR® & Affiliate of the Year. Composition: Chaired by YCC Vice President. Members to include immediate past two REALTORS® of the year and immediate past two Affiliates of the Year.
REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)
PURPOSE: to provide information to the membership about the importance of investing in RPAC by sharing political contribution information and how it benefits the membership.