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Governing Councillor

Make decisions that impact the industry. As an IREM Member, you are in a unique position to be a decision-maker on the highest level, helping to build the presence of the real estate management industry, and actively shaping the future of IREM. Councillors have a strong understanding of local, national, and international issues that need to be brought to the forefront of the IREM agenda.

Make decisions that impact IREM. Governing Councillors supervise, control, and direct the affairs of IREM. Use your leadership experience to make crucial decisions:

  • Adopt the strategic plan
  • Approve the annual budget
  • Set IREM policy
  • Determine legislative advocacy issues
  • Approve member programs, services, and products

Make decisions that impact you. By participating on the Governing Council, you will be exposed to a variety of career-building opportunities. Network with other professionals, expand your skill set, and be in a position to influence your career and the careers of your colleagues.

What would be my commitment as a Governing Councillor?
Governing Councillors lead IREM and the community of real estate management professionals. The Council meets twice a year at the Leadership and Legislative Summit and the IREM Fall Leadership Conference.

Registration and travel expenses for the Leadership and Legislative Summit and the IREM Fall Leadership Conference are the responsibility of the Councillor. Governing Councillors also review quarterly financial and operational reports and participate in surveys throughout the year.

What is the selection process for Governing Councillors?
The Governing Council is a substantial group of over 200 leaders composed of 75 elected at-large members, 13 elected ARM representatives, and IREM leaders serving as ex officio members.

Each spring, IREM solicits applications for the 75 at-large members and 13 ARM reps. IREM’s Nominating Committee reviews Governing Council applications and submits nominations to the membership. At-large Councillors serve a three-year term, and ARM representatives serve a two-year term.


"Being an IREM volunteer has helped me become a better person. I’m a firm believer in giving back. IREM and being a CPM has helped me in my career so this is my way of giving back."
Michelle Wong, CPM
Honolulu, HI

Governing Councillors (3-year terms)
ARM Governing Council Representatives (2-year terms)

March 15 is the annual deadline to submit Governing Council applications.


Apply online today!