Heather Wiedrich

NAR leaders shared updates and ideas with association executives from around the country.

NAR Resources for Local Associations

May 14, 2019

REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo

Many REALTOR® associations are looking for association executives. Shared services agreements and many other resources are available, and association staff can reach out to the National Association of REALTORS® for help.

During the Local Leadership Idea Exchange Council Closing Session at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington D.C., NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson updated members about recent lawsuits involving NAR. Members in attendance voiced appreciation for the C2EX program and are looking into getting more members involved. NAR has 20,000 members registered in the program so far. RPAC and how to increase participation was a hot topic as well.

Association mergers were discussed and members asked for guidance in creating value propositions to help them keep autonomy. NAR has resources to help, including human resources staff to assist associations in recruiting top talent in the association executive world as well.

During the idea exchange, members also asked NAR for an update on a potential heath and wellness program. Approximately 200,000 REALTORS®—or about 14 percent of members—do not have health insurance coverage. We are told to stay tuned, NAR is working on resolutions.

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Heather Wiedrich
Association Executive, HomeTown Association of REALTORS® - Sycamore, Ill.

Heather Wiedrich is an association executive for the HomeTown Association of REALTORS®. She has managed five local REALTOR® associations in the state of Illinois over the past 24 years, and she has 27 years of experience in the real estate industry. She holds the REALTOR® Certified Executive designation, the e-PRO certification, and has her Association Management Certification from Duke University. She is a past Illinois REALTORS® Association Executive Committee Chair and Executive Committee member. Heather currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Association Executives Magazine for the National Association of REALTORS®. Heather is an RPAC Major Investor, and she is the State Legislative Contact (SLC) for Illinois Representative Jeff Keicher. She has served on the board of directors for the Miss Illinois Kishwaukee Valley Pageant and the Children’s Home and Aid Society in Illinois. Heather is a past recipient of the Lamplighter Award from the Sauk Valley Association of REALTORS® and was a nominee for Women in Business Athena Award for the city of DeKalb, Ill. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Women’s Council of REALTORS®. She is currently an assistant coach for AYSO Soccer and assistant wolf den leader for Cub Scouts Pack 553 in Rochelle, Ill.

Local Association: HomeTown Association of REALTORS®
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