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Marcella Syme serving as Leadership Academy Dean


The Nevada REALTORS® annual Leadership Academy has started another year of programming. Its first of four sessions was Jan. 22-24 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The 2019 program is being led by Dean Marcella Syme, an Elko-based REALTOR®. Syme, a 2012 graduate of the program, has been a Leadership Academy Trustee the past two years. Sixteen REALTORS® from across the Silver State are participating in the 2019 program.

"I'm really looking forward to another fun year," Syme said before heading to Arizona. "I'm excited to do my part to ensure this new class enjoys a powerful journey. This is a special program and I hope to promote an atmosphere that gives this new class an amazing experience like so many before it have had."

Las Vegas REALTORS® Stephanie Dibbs and Tom Blanchard (2017 graduates) are serving as Trustees for the 2019 program. That duo, along with Henderson REALTOR® Tim Kuptz, the current Past Dean (2015 graduate), is helping Syme lead the Academy's four sessions. Syme is planning for another outstanding experience for class members in 2019.

"Our trustees can foster a supportive and engaged group. Hopefully, what follows is a fun environment that brings some personal growth," Syme said. "Leadership is about giving back. By the end of the upcoming year, I have no doubt this new class will understand they all have the ability to give."

The current class is the 20th to participate in the Nevada REALTORS® Leadership Academy, which began in 2000. More than 200 REALTOR® graduates of the program are now better serving clients and volunteering in leadership positions across Nevada since the program's inception.   

NVR's Tiffany Banks joins ACC Board

banksmugTiffany Banks, general counsel of the statewide Nevada REALTORS®, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Nevada chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Banks will serve as a director at large for ACC Nevada. Her responsibilities and goals include promoting the organization and helping to develop quality programs for chapter members in Northern Nevada.

ACC Nevada has more than 150 local members who work in more than 70 corporations throughout the state. It provides informative educational events to its members on a monthly basis, addressing topics facing in-house attorneys such as ethical pitfalls, intellectual property, international law, gaming, and attorney-client relationships. Click here to read more.

Sign up for CFA text alerts

GregImageAs a member of Nevada REALTORS® you have an opportunity to make your voice heard in Washington DC. It’s free, simple and effective. In 2017, almost 300,000 REALTORS across the country responded to Calls For Action on Property and Homeowner’s Rights issues, including more than 2,000 from Nevada. But we in the Silver State can still do better!

Mobile Text Alerts are the free, simple and effective way for you to lend your voice to important REALTOR® issues. Here’s how you sign up. First, text the word REALTORS to 30644. Next, hit SEND. Give it a shot, whether you think you are already signed up or not … if you are, you will quickly know. If not, that’s it! Watch the video from 2017 NVR President Greg Martin explaining the easy process here

The second part of this is also very important. When you receive a text for CALL FOR ACTION, you’re just a few clicks from your REALTOR® voice being included with hundreds of thousands of like-minded REALTORS® across the country. Our one REALTOR® voice will be delivered to your Nevada representatives in Washington, DC. That’s a powerful voice for our industry! Calls For Action are sent approximately once or twice per year. To sign up online, click here.

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