Nearly 100 Illinois REALTORS® were taking part in a full day of training on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, to help generate political involvement at the local association level.

Former IAR president and NAR Broker Involvement Council Chair Michael Oldenettel chats with Arlene Davis, NAR REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Committee chair, during a session held in Springfield on political advocacy.

The REALTOR® Political Involvement Committee Strategic Planning Session at IAR’s Springfield headquarters was led by chair Ed Neaves, and included presentations from a several of those working to make sure private property rights issues are at the forefront.

Joining Neaves were Arlene Davis, from Vidalia, Ga., who gave a presentation as part of her role on the NAR REALTOR® Party Member Involvement Committee, and Chip Ahlswede, who is a REALTOR® Party consultant.

The session brought together about 100 people from throughout Illinois, and was to end with local associations crafting a political involvement plan to reach more members.