The below information has been put forth by a President’s Advisory Group (PAG), made up of OAR members from around the state and representing a variety of local boards, to examine the potential restructuring of the OAR Board of Directors.
UPDATE: The listed proposals passed the OAR Board of Directors on March 3, 2020 and will be presented for for a vote to the full membership of the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® at the regularly scheduled membership meeting at OAR’s annual conference in October. More information about the meeting and the bylaws proposal will be presented closer to the annual meeting. Should you have any questions, you may still address them with the button below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following feedback from members across the state last year, a new PAG was organized to examine what changes might need to be made in order to reduce the size of the Board of Directors to a more appropriate size, while ensuring each individual board’s representation is not shrunk too small. The PAG also weighed other proposals which they felt could strengthen the association’s governance.
Below are a couple resources to better understand the proposal, and how the PAG reached its recommendation to the Board of Directors. It will be easiest to read the proposals in the “Worksheet” and each proposal includes rationale for its inclusion. Should you have any questions or concerns, the PAG urges you to email email@example.com.
- Proposed Changes to Bylaws Worksheet: 2020 Proposed Bylaws Changes Worksheet
- OAR Bylaws (proposed language in red and strikethrough): OAR Bylaws – Redline proposal for BOD 3.3.20
- Chart showing how bylaws change would change the makeup of the Board of Directors (if enacted):
The PAG will work to answer questions which are submitted and provide as much transparent feedback is possible. OAR members will be sent information prior to the membership meeting in October.