Several RAFV awards were given out by Barbara Schori, 2015-16 RAFV President at our Installation ceremony on September 29th. The following awards were given.
Community Service Award:
We are pleased to announce that we have 2 Community Service Award winners this year.
Julie Kellenberger of Preferred Homes Realty
Julie is extremely active in the St. Charles School District and has been instrumental in bringing the Kids Hope USA Mentoring Program to Davis/Richmond Elementary School in St. Charles.
Peggy Brown of Sevenoaks Realty
Peggy is the founding member of a charity that since 1997, has coordinated fundraising events and gifted funds directly for the support of underserved and homeless children. The Renaissance Foundation specifically reaches those who have suffered abuse or neglect; those whose families have sacrificed to serve our country; and those who are homeless or otherwise in need of fundamental assistance and is 100% volunteer.
However, in addition to Julie’s and Paggy’s countless hours of community service and involvement, they have contributed immeasurably to RAFVs community outreach efforts – specifically in this years partnership with the Boys & Girls Club. Both people served the cause in different ways. Peggy was heavily involved in the upfront discussions and partnership building, and Julie was more involved with the implementation of the program and was present and supportive of the kids every step of the way.
On behalf of the entire association, we thank you so much for your passion, your dedication and your service.
Please help us congratulate our 2016 Community Service Award Winners: Julie Kellenberger and Peggy Brown.
Melissa Griffey – Guaranteed Rate
Melissa has been in the banking industry for over 28 years. She has personally facilitated over 5,000 mortgage closings and leverages that experience when assisting her current clients. She resides in Geneva with her husband, Gary, and has one daughter, Michelle. She is the Chair of the Affiliate Committee and assists the association at all levels. She has been an integral part in the planning of the Holiday Party for the past several years. She’s known in the industry for her exemplary customer service and work ethic and is constantly heard asking the question, “What do the REALTORS® want?” Her passion for this business, coupled with her enthusiasm for networking and hosting successful events are what make Melissa Griffey of Guaranteed Rate the 2016 Affiliate of the Year.
REALTOR® of the Year
Mark Coleman – Coleman Land Company
Mark has been in the REALTOR® profession for over 40 years and is in fact a REALTOR® Emeritus. Known in the industry for being professional, honest, loyal, caring and competent, Mark has engaged in several aspects of the real estate business including residential, commercial appraisal, management, development, both tenant and landlord representation and brokerage. Our 2017 ROTY began serving the board (then Fox Valley Board of REALTORS®) back in 1983 and became the board’s president in 1988. Mark is a proud RPAC supporter, attending many events at the local, state, and national level representing the REALTOR® brand, and is also a RPAC major investor. Outside the real estate business, he is an avid competitive racquetball player, and volunteers at Garfield Farm, the Jaycees, the Tri-Cities Exchange Club and the Red Cross.
In 2012, this ROTY was drawn again to board service by re-upping for a second “tour of duty”. He is currently the Managing Broker and 3rd generation co-owner of a company that is celebrating its 75th anniversary of service….and will serve as our 2017-18 RAFV President.
Please join us in congratulating Mark Coleman, our 2017 REALTOR® of the Year!