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Faulkner 100: Faulkner County Board of Realtors gives back

Posted: June 30, 2014 - 8:15am

The Faulkner County Board of Realtors, through Project Realtor Restore, has been helping to make the community a safer and cleaner place.

The board organizes Realtors in the area to recruit volunteers to participate in local cleanup efforts in areas experiencing decline or blight. Most recently, member agents have participated in cleanup work in tornado-damaged areas following the April 27 storm that devastated Vilonia and Mayflower.

Among those who participated were board of directors president Gelinda Mudgett, committee chairman Drew Lawson of Thompson Realty, Realtors Mitch Hart of C-21 D&H, Kelley Chism of JC Thornton & Co, Barb Moore of CRYE-LEIKE Realtors, Pat Buck of McDowell Properties, Dan Davis of Davis Real Estate and Kay Osborne of ERA Henley Real Estate and others who came to help and affiliate members Doug Hailey of Bank of the Ozarks and Bill Goodwin of Delta Trust, along with his family. 

The Faulkner County Board of Realtors has done a variety of other Realtor Restore projects, such as cleaning up a local cemetery, planting flowers in the community and holding charitable drives for school supplies, food and children’s coats. FCBOR members have contributed to charitable organizations such as Bethlehem House and have donated labor on work sites at Habitat for Humanity homes. The Faulkner County Board of Realtors also provides scholarships to students, helping them fulfill their college and career goals. The organization is involved annually in the Special Olympics, which is a cause of the National Association of Realtors. 

Executive Officer Connie Briggler said, “The people of the community make Realtors what they are. Without the people of the community, there would be no one to sell homes to.”

The Faulkner County Board of Realtors has 271 members. Members of its board of directors are: Gelinda Mudgett, Board President; Lance McGhee, Mike Stout, Paul Nahlen, Velda Lueders, Kelley Chism, Jan Clark, Tracy Tidwell, Cherita Geraldson, Taleda McKee and Denis Wigley. 

Richard Henley led the FCBOR for the first six months of 2014 before following God’s calling to a position at Conway Christian. Thank you, Richard for the time you gave and the accomplishments we achieved during that time.

The organization provides Certified Realtor Specialist classes, continuing education classes for Realtors and new agent orientation training for new agents. It also presents the Realtor of the Year award, the Hall of Fame award and awards for excellence.

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