MIBOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE
The purpose of the DEI Committee is to identify activities to increase diversity within the real estate profession, volunteer leadership, and membership. The DEI Committee advocates for changes in real estate business practices that reflect the growing cultural diversity within central Indiana. The DEI Committee supports and recommends policies and programs designed to increase the diversity, inclusiveness, and accountability among MIBOR membership.
The DEI Committee shall be selected from volunteer applicants on an annual basis by the MIBOR President and confirmed by the Board of Directors as per MIBOR Bylaws Article 13. The committee shall have no more than 30 but no less than 15 members and may include strategic partners from MIBOR Divisions, the Central Indiana Realtist Association (CIRA), the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance (The Alliance), the Asian American Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR), and the Indiana Real Estate Independent Brokers Association (IREIBA). At least 60% of committee members must be active REALTOR® members of MIBOR. The members of the committee shall serve staggered three (3) year terms.
Chair: Appointed by MIBOR President. Oversees meetings, serves as main group spokesperson.
Vice-Chair: appointed by MIBOR President-Elect. Works in conjunction with the chair.
Staff Liaison: At least one MIBOR staff will serve as a liaison to the committee.
The DEI Committee members are expected to act as liaison between the committee and member/partner groups as assigned. The committee meets monthly at a date and time designated by the Chairperson at the beginning of each year. Meetings may be held in person or virtually, to be determined by the Chairperson. A member who fails to attend two successive meetings and/or events without excuse will be deemed to have resigned, as per MIBOR Bylaws Article 13.2.
REQUIREMENTS TO SERVE:
To be eligible to serve on the Committee, REALTOR® and affiliate members must be an active member for at least six (6) months prior to appointment.