On December 6th the Kenai Peninsula Association of REALTORS (KPAR) met for their annual Award Ceremony and installation of the new board of directors. “We were happy to get together to recognize Kelly Griebel, our REALTOR of the Year for 2014, who also announced our 2014 Affiliate of the Year, Chris and Sarah Hough of Stewart Title. Kelly, Chris and Sarah are such amazing members of this community and are continuously setting an example of professionalism, community dedication and a willingness to go that extra mile for their clients and coworkers and we are extremely fortunate to have them as part of our organization,” said Melissa Duffy, Chief Executive Officer Kenai Peninsula Association of REALTORS. “We recognized this year’s Board of Directors for their time and hard work making this year another successful one for KPAR. In reflection, we are proud of the success of this year’s Sport, Rec and Trade Show, as well as our fundraising Disc Golf Tournament which supported Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of the Central Peninsula. We were honored to have the 2015 Board of Directors installed by visiting Alaska Association of REALTORS 2014 President, Paddy Coan,” added Duffy.
According to Coan the state association works with the local realtors, “We basically help them legislatively to make sure that we are protecting home owner’s interests in the State of Alaska,” Coan told the Dispatch. The incoming Board installed by Coan consists of President Mark White, Past President Dale Bagley, Treasurer Dorothy Cunningham, Director Kelly Griebel, Director Sam Barnes, Director Lyndy Wackler, Director Linda McLane and Director Anna Johns. We look forward to working with each of them, and expect 2015 to be an amazing year for the Kenai Peninsula Association of REALTORS. Nationally we’ve had the pleasure of having the largest number of participants in a political committee than any other state in the country,” she said.
Additionally at the last KPAR general membership meeting, the members of the Kenai Peninsula Association of REALTORS present two checks in the amount of $3,336.57 to representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of the Central Peninsula. “Each year, our Association plans a fundraiser to support the two organizations and this year’s Disc Golf Tournament in September was another great success. We’d like to thank all of the volunteers, sponsors and participants that worked so hard to bring the event together. We are also happy to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the silent auction at our Annual Award Ceremony will also be given to Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of the Central Peninsula,” reported Duffy.