The Advocate
May 13, 2022

Join North Carolina Boards and Commission Seats

North Carolina REALTORS® are not just leaders in their profession but engaged in many aspects of the community from economic development to being experts on coastal issues. NCR encourages members to express interest in serving on committees that help shape the quality of life in our state. Who knows more about North Carolina communities than REALTORS®!

How do you receive a Board Appointment?
Board appointments come from either the Governor or the General Assembly upon recommendation of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Board terms are unique to each Board.

What is NCR’s Role in Board Appointments?
NCR recommends individuals for appointments to State regulatory agencies, such as licensing boards and commissions. The NCR Leadership Team, consisting of the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Immediate Past President and CEO, is solely responsible for making such recommendations. NCR shall provide a letter containing the recommendation, signed by the NCR President, to the appropriate agency or official.

Does a recommendation from NCR automatically guarantee my Board seat?
No, NCR has established relationships with the Governor’s office and the General Assembly and our recommendations are strongly considered. However, this is a competitive process with the final decision resting with the Governor’s Office and the General Assembly.

What are some of the available Board seats?

  • NC Real Estate Commission - Works to license and regulate real estate brokers and salesmen.
  • NC Appraisal Board - License, certify and regulate real estate appraisers, including processing license applications and processing applications from schools and other organizations wishing to offer prelicensing/certification and continuing education courses.
  • NC Home Inspector Licensure Board - Safeguards the public health, safety and welfare and protects the public from being harmed by unqualified persons by regulating the use of the title "License Home Inspector" and by providing the licensure and regulation of those who perform home inspections.
  • NC Rules Review Commission - The executive agency created by the General Assembly in 1986 and is charged with reviewing and approving rules adopted by state agencies.
  • NC Housing Finance Agency - Defines policies for affordable housing programs operated by the agency. It provides both financing and technical assistance to sponsors of renter and owner-occupied housing. The board works to develop a state affordable housing plan and consolidate operations of federal and state housing programs to create affordable housing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market.
  • NC Environment Management Commission - Responsible for adopting rules for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the state's air and water resources.
  • NC Coastal Resources Commission - Responsible for preparing and adopting rules that establish guidelines for the coastal area.
  • Economic Development Partnership of NC - Focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters with customers around the globe, helping small business owners get their start, and attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.

If you are interested in being considered for a Board or Commission seat, please send an email to Pam Melton, Director of Political & External Communications by 7:00 PM on May 20, 2022. Please advise her on the agency that you are interested in serving and any details that support your interest and qualifications for the seat.


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