Committees & Taskforces

2021 Affiliate/Charity & Community Taskforce –

Chair Dominic Lorenzo, 440.221.9175,

is made up of Affiliate and REALTOR® members. It has the responsibility to provide support to the real estate community through quality education, communication and professionalism and to plan and organize social events for the general membership of the Association.

Awards Taskforce –

Chair Amy O’Brien, 440.943.3900,

has the responsibility to establish and execute a plan for systematically recognizing members’ professional achievements and contributions to the Association and the industry.

Bylaws Committee –

Chair Melissa Lendvay, 216.970.2902, 

is responsible to assure that the Bylaws of the Association are in compliance with the national (NAR) and state (OAR) associations bylaws; and that they are adequate to fulfill the purpose and functions of the Association.

2021 Finance Committee –

Chair/Treasurer Sara Calo, 440.796.0246,

has the responsibility to develop and recommend an annual budget to the Board for their approval; to be familiar with financial reporting formats; to ensure that adequate accounting methods are in place; and to monitor and evaluate our financial positions, cash and capital, making recommendations, as necessary, to maintain fiscal responsibility and provide adequate resources.

2021 Grievance Committee –

Chair Tim Garton, 440.354.3334

has the responsibility to conduct the preliminary investigation into and evaluation of all ethics complaints and arbitration requests filed within the Association. This committee makes a determination regarding the validity and substance of each complaint or request as to whether or not it warrants further investigation by the Professional Standards Committee.

2021 Legislative Committee –

Chair Richard Piraino, 440.223.1777, 

has the responsibility to stimulate political awareness among members and encourage their involvement in the political process at all levels. Realtors® Political Action Committee is the fundraising subcommittee. Contributions are made to those candidates seeking election to federal, state and local offices who are supportive of the real estate industry and its issues. New Realtor® Orientation Taskforce is the subcommittee that conducts the orientation class for newly licensed agents.

2021 New REALTOR® Orientation Taskforce –

Chair Rebecca Donatelli, 216.632.0515,

establishes and executes instruction to new REALTOR® members how join LGAAR.

2021 Nominating Committee –

Chair Past President, Richard Piraino, 440.223.1777, 

has the responsibility to identify and interview potential candidates for elective offices and directorships from among the membership and to nominate from among those eligible candidates one qualified member for each elective position.

2021 Professional Standards Committee –

Chair Dennis Falvey, 440.477.4310,

is responsible for the review and disposition of all ethics complaints or requests to arbitrate that are forwarded from the Grievance Committee. It shall conduct hearing panels to review each case, make determinations and recommendations as necessary to the Board of Directors. It is further responsible to educate members regarding ethical conduct.

2021 RPAC Sub-Committee –

Chair Rebecca Donatelli, 216.632.0515,

is a sub-committee of the Legislative Committee and is organized and operated exclusively for the purpose of collecting funds, which are allocated by the Ohio RPAC and National RPAC as contributions for candidates for election to federal, state and local offices.  The REALTORS(R) Political Action Campaign (“RPAC”) is governed by strict federal and state laws. It must be operated in compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and the Federal Campaign Act.

2021 Strategic Planning Committee –

Chair Tim Garton, 440.354.3334,

has the responsibility for the development and implementation of a 3-5 year strategic plan for the operation of the Association. Further this committee has the responsibility to evaluate and revise the plan as needed to maintain a 3-5 year prospective and to position the Association to meet the challenges of the marketplace and the needs of the membership.

2021 Young Professionals Network (“YPN”) –

Chair Kate Rabinovich, 216.533.1300,

helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas: REALTOR® associations, Real estate industry, Peers, and Community.

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If you are interested in joining a Committee or Taskforce, please fill out an Application and fax to 440.394.2293, e-mail us at or call 440.350.9000 and let us know.