Tulare County realtors ring changes in new year

Tulare County Association of Realtors swear in 2020 board of directors

The Sun-Gazette

TULARE COUNTY – New year means a change of faces for some organization. 

Two weeks ago the Tulare County Association of Realtors (TCAR) swore in their 2020 officers and directors at the Visalia Convention Center during their Annual Installation and Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec.4.

Master of ceremonies Jim Heaton introduced president Connie Kautz, and president-elect Dena Clark, secretary treasurer Janet Jones, as well as the following directors: Craig Smith, Kohlee Barbeau, Rick Conway, Chris Jolly, Kristina Ross, Richard Carlson, Joseph Nguyen and Matthew Thompson as the incoming 2020 officers and directors. 

Also in attendance were assemblyman Devon Mathis, Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward, Visalia Mayor Bob Link, Visalia council members Steve Nelson and Brian Poochigian, Porterville Mayor Martha Flores, representatives for Senator Melissa Hurtado and Congressman Devin Nunes.  

Past president, Ed Evans with ReMax, administered the oath of office to the incoming board of directors, and TCAR past president, Ed Morton with Avedian Properties, administered the oath of office to Connie Kautz during the swearing in ceremony. 

“We look forward to being even more involved in our community.  Our relationship with homeowners, business leaders and builders will create a stronger community with affordable housing and community projects which help create opportunities for all,” Kautz said.

The 2019 president, Brian Gilbert, officially passed the gavel to incoming 2020 Kautz. Gilbert presented Presidential Award to Janet Jones with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty.

Laura Dimmer with First Capital Group presented this year’s Affiliate of The Year Award to Diana Jasso with The Money Store. Chris Barbeau with Modern Broker presented this year’s Realtor of the Year Award to Carlos Aleman with The Equity Group.

TCAR members filled the hallway of the Visalia Convention Center with hundreds of new unwrapped toys and blankets, as well as monetary gifts. They were contributed by the members in attendance and were donated to CASA of Tulare County for the seventh consecutive year.

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