Governing Councillor

Currently accepting applications for the following terms:

  • 2019-2020 ARM Representative Governing Councillors
  • 2019-2021 At-Large Governing Councillors

If you are interested in serving on the Governing Council beginning in 2019, please submit an application by July 2, 2018


Click here to view the Governing Council job description

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. Governing 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 will meet live in October at the IREM Global Summit.

Registration and travel expenses for the summit are the responsibility of the Councillor. Other responsibilities include reviewing 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.

After the conclusion of the IREM Global Summit, IREM solicits applications for vacant Governing Council seats for the following term. IREM’s Nominating Committee then 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

Per IREM Bylaws, no elected member of the Governing Council, after having been elected and having served two full consecutive three-year terms, shall be eligible for re-election until one year’s time shall have elapsed.

July 2 is the annual deadline to submit Governing Council applications.