Thank you, everyone, who has already volunteered to be a part of the Government Relations Ad Hoc Task Force.

The RAHB Government Relations (GR) Committee is seeking volunteers to be a part of the RAHB GR Ad Hoc Task Force. The purpose is to assist the GR Committee to achieve total representation of RAHB’s market area when meeting with elected officials.

Our experience tells us that elected officials are more willing to engage in conversation on REALTOR® and real estate-related issues when a member of their community/riding (i.e., a voter) is present in the meeting. As a result, we are looking for volunteers to commit themselves to a few meetings a year to represent their respective area – Hamilton, Burlington, Haldimand or Niagara North.

We are still looking for volunteers, specifically in the Niagara North (Grimsby and West Lincoln) and Haldimand County area.

Below are some of the responsibilities of a RAHB GR Ad Hoc Task Force member:

  • Meeting with elected officials for their specific area, alongside RAHB GR Committee members
  • Informing the GR Committee staff liaison (Wendy Stewart or Caitlin Laskowski) of GR-related issues within their area – so these issues can be addressed/added to the GR workplan
  • Occasionally attending GR Committee meetings to provide updates on what government issues are taking place within their community
  • Knowing key RAHB speaking points (i.e. issues, RAHB events, RAHB initiatives, etc.) when speaking with elected officials in the community

If you would like to volunteer as a RAHB GR Ad Hoc Task Force member for your community/riding, please contact Wendy Stewart at or Caitlin Laskowski at

Thank you in advance!


Margaret Reid
RAHB GR Chair 2019

Dave Zalepa
RAHB GR Vice-Chair 2019