IREM.org
0

Governing Council

IREM® Governing Council

The Governing Council is IREM’s ultimate decision-making body. Governing Councillors have a strong understanding of local, national, and international issues that need to be brought to the forefront of the IREM agenda. They are knowledgeable about the real estate management industry. And they are knowledgeable about how IREM works – strategically, operationally, and legislatively.


“I have been an IREM volunteer serving in various roles for 10+ years. If it were not for my involvement in IREM, I would not have my current position at my company. It was through my connections at IREM that helped catapult my career and form lifelong friendships. IREM members are great people, and by volunteering you get to engage and connect to the smartest individuals in the industry! Being an IREM volunteer is truly a wonderful opportunity – both personally and professionally. Where else can you get this kind of experience and high-level certification that sets you apart from all others in the property management industry?”

Teika L. Haymon, CPM®, ACoM®
Foulger Pratt | Portfolio Manager, Commercial Management
Potomac, MD


 

Things to know about the IREM Governing Council

 Over 200 members serve on the Governing Council:

  • Elected Governing Councillors – must be a CPM®, ARM®, ACoM®, or CPM candidate
    • Seventy-five (75) elected Governing Councillors
    • Serve three-year terms
  • Ex-officio members of Governing Council (serve on Governing Council for the term of their position)
    • President (Chair of Governing Council)
    • President-Elect
    • Secretary/Treasurer
    • Regional Vice Presidents
    • IREM Country Vice Presidents
    • Remaining members of the IREM Board of Directors
    • IREM Past Presidents
    • All sitting Chapter Presidents
  • Seats per region – each of the 13 U.S. regions is allocated a specific number of the 75 elected Governing Council seats based on the total number of CPMs at year-end.
  • International members – all IREM members, including international members, are welcome to apply; however, please note all meetings will be scheduled in North American time zones, materials will be provided in English only, and attendance at the IREM Global Summit for the duration of the three-year term is required (all expenses to attend are the responsibility of the volunteer).
  • Re-election – per IREM Bylaws, no elected Governing Councillor after having served two full consecutive terms shall be eligible for re-election until one year’s time has elapsed.
  • Governing Councillors are expected to:
    • Attend the annual Governing Council meeting for the duration of your term and actively participate.
    • Be knowledgeable about IREM’s strategic plan, bylaws, policies, and key programs.
    • Review Governing Council reports, financial reports, agendas, and other materials distributed throughout the year.
    • Represent the voice of your chapter and region.

Governing Council FAQs

  • How and when are Governing Councillors selected?
    • All interested members must submit an application by the deadline; late applications will not be considered.
    • Applications are reviewed by the Nominating Committee, which chooses the slate of nominees.
    • If nominated, you will be notified via email by early September and will need to accept the nomination via the link you receive – and by the deadline – in order to confirm your nomination.
    • The slate of nominees will be published 30 days prior to the election, which takes place during the Governing Council meeting at the IREM Global Summit in October.
    • All IREM members in attendance at the Governing Council meeting elect the new Councillors from the slate of nominees – the term begins January 1 the following year.
  • What expenses are covered for Governing Councillors?

    All expenses related to attending the IREM Global Summit are the responsibility of the volunteer.

  • What are the terms for Governing Councillors?

    Councillors serve a 3-year, staggered term; terms begin January 1 and end December 31.

  • What would be my commitment as a Governing Councillor?
    • Attending the annual IREM Global Summit for the duration of your term*
    • Reviewing agendas and being prepared to actively participate in discussions and decision-making
    • Having an understanding of IREM’s strategic plan, goals, policies, governing documents, and key programs
    • Reviewing quarterly Governing Council reports and other materials distributed throughout the year
    • Representing the voice of your chapters and region
    • * Attendance at the IREM Global Summit:

    * Attendance at the IREM Global Summit:

    • All costs associated with attending the IREM Global Summit (registration, travel, hotel, etc.) are the responsibility of the volunteer.
    • For the three-year terms beginning January 1, 2024, you are required to attend three IREM Global Summits as follows:
      • 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana (October 7-10, 2024)
      • 2025 – TBD
      • 2026 –  TBD
    • Review quarterly Governing Council reports and other materials distributed throughout the year.
    • Review agendas and be prepared to actively participate in discussions and decision-making.
    • Have an understanding of IREM’s strategic plan, goals, policies, governing documents, and key programs.
    • Represent the voice of your chapter and region.
  • How will I make a difference by serving on Governing Council?

    You can make a difference by:

    Make decisions that affect IREM’s future:

    • Adopting the strategic plan
    • Approving the annual operating plan and budget
    • Determining legislative advocacy issues and setting IREM policy
    • Approving member programs, services, and products, and chapter formation, dissolution, and policies
    • Approving Bylaw amendments and Statement of Policy modifications

    Making decisions that affect the real estate profession:.

    • Use your leadership skills to represent the voice of IREM membership by bringing emerging industry trends, issues, and challenges to the forefront of IREM’s focus and planning.
    • As an IREM Member, you are in a unique position to be a decision-maker on the highest level, helping IREM increase recognition and build the presence of the real estate management industry.

Questions? Contact IREM Headquarters at ivolunteer@irem.org or (800) 837-0706 ext.6094 or (312) 329-6094.

Close
Our site uses cookies to improve your visiting experience. Please view our Cookie and Privacy Policy.
Got it