Get Involved

MAR’s direction is led by our passionate members who volunteer their time on various committees.  We encourage all of our members to look through the list of current committees and find your place to GET INVOLVED.  Contact the Staff Liaisons for each committee for more information.

Committee List  

Budget & Finance Committee
Works with the CEO to prepare annual balanced budgets and consider spending requests not covered by the budget. The committee receives and reviews detailed financial reports from the MAR staff which include an analysis of the required vs. actual reserves, monthly membership counts and updates concerning the collection of NAR, CAR and MAR dues. 

Gary Newman - Chair
Jamie Pera - Vice Chair
Gene Laico - ex-officio
Katie Beacock
Margaret Deedy
Blaine Morris
Melann Mushet
Tony (Heydar) Pourian
Beth Sasan
Kathy Schlegel
MaryKay Yamamoto


Executive Committee 
The committee, which is comprised of the five officers of the association and the CEO, meets prior to each board meeting and as needed to discuss issues and topics important to MAR members and the association. 

Gene Laico - President
Chris Backer - President-elect
Gary Newman - Treasurer
Kathee Shatter - Secretary
Mark Machado - Immediate Past President

Leadership Development and Nominating Committee
For the purpose of selecting candidates to fill unexpired seats on the 2020 Board of Directors. May be called upon to address other leadership responsibilities, including selection of 2019 special awards recipients.

Mark Machado - Chair
Chris Backer - 2020 President
Gene Laico - (ex-officio)


Government Affairs Committee
Provides timely and objective advice to the Board of Directors about the advocacy of local government issues and proposed legislation that will impact REALTORS® and Marin communities. The committee also interviews advocates and opponents of local ballot initiatives, and then sends recommendations to the trustees of MAR’s Issues Mobilization Political Action Committee on which measures to support, oppose or abstain from taking positions. 

Scott Pinsky - Chair
Chris Backer
Sylvia Barry
Katie Beacock
Kathleen Clifford
Margaret deedy
Suzie Fitzpatrick
Anna Frost
Katie Hogan
Yoko Kasai
Tom Korzelius
Gene Laico (ex-oficio)
Mark Machado
Stevens Manning
Kay Moore
Blaine Morris
Gary Newman
Darren Pomponio
Marilyn Riede
Toni Shroyer
Diane Wagner
Jack Wilkinson
Mary Kay Yamamoto
Staff Liaison: Romeo Arrieta


Local Candidate Recommendation Committee
Responsible for interviewing and making recommendations to the Board of Directors about which local political candidates the association should endorse and support. Candidates are backed based on their positions on issues that are important to the Marin REALTOR® community. As needed, the committee interviews candidates for the state Assembly, state Senate and U.S. Congress, then recommends to the Board of Directors which candidates to recommend that CREPAC support and endorse. 

Arun Burrell - Chair
Chris Backer
Sylvia Barry
Katie Beacock
Jennifer Boesel
Anna Frost
Gene Laico (ex-oficio)
Matt McPhee
Blaine Morris
Mary Kay Yamamoto



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