Government Affairs

The purpose of Government Affairs is to respond to legislative and political issues of concern to the real estate industry, to interview candidates for office and assist in determining support from the Association for local elections, to recommend and facilitates RPAC fund contributions to local candidates, and recommend and facilitate Issues Mobilization fund contributions to local issues and efforts. 

MVAR Government Affairs Committee

Government Affairs Committee Chair
Patrick Sieng

Realty One Group – Willamette Valley

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Government Affairs
Committee Co-Chair 
Craig Evans

Crown Real Estate Group

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Willamette Valley Government Affairs

Vision: To develop an informed and engaged membership relating to Government Affairs.

Mission: We unify the membership to collectively advocate on behalf of the real estate industry and private property rights.  

Budget Committee Testimony: Recent letter to City of Salem

The Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS®, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marion County Homebuilders Association submitted a letter in opposition to the fee increases, stating that due to the economic downturn business are currently facing from the pandemic, the likelihood of less development as a result of the downturn, and the possibility of the additional funds being diverted to the City’s general fund if the three additional positions are not needed


(Read the letter here)

Download the letter below

Willamette Valley
Government Affairs Director
Holly Sears

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