Realtors® and the Community
Realtors® care about the community in which they live and work. They fight for affordable homeownership opportunities, take pride in giving back to the community through volunteer work, and recognize those citizens whose extraordinary contributions have enriched our area. PMAR surveyed our members about their community involvement and in the past year, members have donated an impressive 12,300+ hours to community service and either helped to raise or donated more than $1,320,000. For a full list of charities that PMAR’s members volunteered for or donated money to in the past year, click here.
The Portland First Citizen Award was created by the Portland Board of Realtors® in 1928 to honor civic achievements and business leadership in the community. Considered one of Portland’s most prestigious awards, the individuals who have received it are an honor roll of the city’s most prominent leaders.
Realtors® work hard to improve the quality of life in their communities. As a result, PMAR has established the Realtor® Good Neighbor Award. The award recognizes the ongoing efforts of Realtors® who make exceptional contributions to improving the quality of life in their communities.
The Portland Future First Citizen Award and $5,000 scholarship will be presented at the Portland First Citizen Banquet in recognition of a currently enrolled high school senior in the Portland metropolitan area who has made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their community.
Click here for 2017 Future First Citizen Application.
This prestigious honor is awarded to the PMAR member whose service to the Realtor® associations, the community and the industry is truly outstanding.
PMAR’s Opening Doors Award annually recognizes a PMAR Realtor® who has made an exceptional effort in the area of fair housing and has had noticeable results in expanding cultural diversity among local Realtors®.
PMAR established the PMAR Realtor® Active in Politics Award to recognize those Realtors® whose involvement in local, regional, state, or national politics is an inspiration to others.