Join an NVRA Committee or Workgroup

The Northwest Vermont REALTOR® Association invites its members to get involved by serving on a committee or Strategic Plan Workgroup. Committee involvement is a great way to network with fellow members, to learn about the Association and to help shape its direction. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Troi Bachmann, CEO at, or complete the form at the bottom of this page.

NVRA Standing Committees

Below is a list of our standing committees. Click each to learn more.

The purpose of the Community Service Committee is to promote good fellowship within the community. The Committee organizes fundraising events for NVRA’s charitable giving program and also makes decisions on where the funds should be distributed.

About the CSC

Chair: Lauren Gaffney Cohen, The Gardner Group – RE/MAX North Professionals

The Education Committee identifies key educational opportunities for REALTOR® members throughout the year. The Committee plans the monthly Lunch and Learn Series as well as continuing education programs to members improve their business.

Chair: Robbi Handy Holmes, Vermont Realty Group – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services


The Grievance and Professional Standards Committee reviews complaints brought to the Association for Code of Ethics or Professional Standards violations. It works to enforce the Code of Ethics and acts as a peer panel in arbitration hearings. Training is required.

Chair: Barb Trousdale, Preferred Properties


The Government Affairs Committee monitors local and regional legislative and regulatory activities and provides feedback the NVBR Board of Directors. The group also acts as the conduit to the Vermont Association of REALTORS® regarding statewide legislative and regulatory issues and RPAC.

In May of 2023, NVRA received a grant from the National Association of REALTORS® to conduct a poll of registered voters centered on housing preferences in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Read the full report here.

Chair: Jolene Greene, RE/MAX North Professionals

The Investment and Finance Committee is charged with monitoring the finances and overseeing the investments of the Association. The committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for investment opportunities that meet the guidelines of the NVRA Investment Policy.

Chair: Leigh Horton, Your Journey Real Estate

The NVRA Young Professionals Network is now the Rising Professionals Alliance (RPA)

Anyone can join this committee:  you don’t have to be young or new to the industry to make an impact!

RPA plans NVRA networking events to benefit our membership. RPA is responsible for planning details of our annual awards ceremony, REALTORS® of Distinction. Affiliates and REALTORS® welcome!

Learn more on the RPA page

Chair: Jeremy Collins, Ridgeline Real Estate

Ad Hoc Committees/Workgroups

We also have a list of our ad hoc committees & workgroups. Click each to learn more.

This workgroup will review member benefits for Realtor® and Affiliate members. The workgroup will also discuss potential new programs and services that may be of value to NVBR members.

Chair: Blair Knowles, Ridgeline Real Estate

This Committee addresses local leadership development. It explores the various pieces of the NVRA Leadership Development Program, identify potential leaders for local and statewide offices, and help to create a searchable member profile database.

This group is working to analyze the highest and best use of the NVRA property, 202 Commerce Street, and considers facility issues as they arise.

Hear what our Community Service, Education, and RPA Chairs have to say about these rockstar committees!