Public Policy Committee

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Public Policy Committee

The mission of the Public Policy Committee is to review, develop and promote policy to guide the association in the legislative and regulatory arenas.


The NVAR Public Policy Committee tracks legislative activities at all levels of government and recommends policy positions to the NVAR Board of Directors. Committee members assist in planning special annual legislative events, such as the legislative reception and the trip to the state Capitol, as well as mobilizing grassroots participation in calls-for-action on issues campaigns. Committee members must commit to attending at least nine monthly meetings each year. 

(Open to all Realtor® members)

Group Members:

Peter Bixby  Shelia Jackson
 Mary Ann Burstein  Lucia Jason
 Miranda Carter  Katharine Kratovil
 Charilyn Cowen  Aida Monje de Busch
 Thomas Daley  Ava Nguyen
 Kristin Francis  Florence Stewart
 Osvaldo Gratacos  Cassandra Welch
 Ellen Heather  Ann Yanagihara
 Charles Huang  

Staff Support:

Mary Beth Coya
Sr. Vice President, Public & Government Affairs

Josh Veverka 
Government Affairs Director


Madeline Caporiccio

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Nancy Steorts

Upcoming NVAR Government Affairs Events:

Public Policy Events

NVAR Government Affairs and the Public Policy Committee host various events throughout the year. These events are a fun way to advocate for the industry and networking with peers and elected officials.
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Legislative Reception
Help NVAR show its appreciation for our state and local elected officials at the NVAR Legislative Reception. Enjoy food and drinks while mingling with your representatives and fellow NVAR Realtors®. Best of all, it is absolutely FREE to NVAR members!  While the event is free, advance registration is required to attend.

Bus trip to Richmond

Legislative Bus Trip to Richmond
Walk the halls of the General Assembly and promote legislation that benefits the real estate industry at the annual NVAR Legislative Trip to Richmond! You'll meet with your state elected officials and attend committee hearings in what Realtors® call one of the most informative events NVAR offers.