SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016 – The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® celebrated its 120th anniversary as well as installed its new President Trisha Motter and the organization’s entire 2016 Board of Directors on Friday, Jan. 22nd at the Fairmont Hotel in an evening ceremony featuring dinner, dancing and entertainment.
“I am excited to be heading a great association that I have had the privilege of being involved with for the past decade,” said Motter, a REALTOR® with Intero. “I look forward to leading SCCAOR in the right direction, on a continued path of achievement. It will be a successful and productive year.”
Motter served as President-Elect of SCCAOR in 2015 and as Secretary/Treasurer in 2014. Additionally, she served as Vice President for SCCAOR, C.A.R. Director and Vice Chair of C.A.R.’s Young Professionals Network in 2013, and as Chair of SCCAOR’s Young Professionals Network, C.A.R. Director, and Chair of Communications for the South County REALTORS® Alliance in 2012. She is one of SCCAOR’s youngest presidents on record. SCCAOR takes great pride in advancing the leadership of the next generation.
Outgoing 2015 SCCAOR President Craig Gorman praised Motter, saying, “I am honored to be passing the SCCAOR leadership to Trisha. Not only does she have an extreme passion and desire for the betterment of real estate, she will be able to attract more Millennials to step up into leadership. I feel completely confident that Trisha will do a fantastic job leading our Association this year and she will be able to handle whatever situations happen to cross her path.”
Other members of SCCAOR’s 2016 Board of Directors who were installed include: Rick Smith of Windermere Silicon Valley (President-Elect), Mike D’Ambrosio of Intero (Treasurer), Kevin Cole of Alain Pinel (Vice President), Michael Bui of Equity One, William Chea of Intero, Brad Gill of Realty World-Eagle Properties, Carl San Miguel of Highland Properties, Stephen Theard of Coldwell Banker, Matthew Bowen of Intero, Doug Goss of Keller Williams Bay Area Estates, Sandy Jamison of Tuscana Properties, Don Jessup of Silicon Valley Associates, Michelle Lin of Red Wave Insurance Services, Myron Von Raesfeld of Windermere Silicon Valley, Craig Gorman of Intero, Anne Hansen of Realty One Group, Tung Nguyen of Realty World Six Sigma and Nicholas Pham of PN Real Estate Group.
SCCAOR honored several members at the event: Barbara Lymberis of Perfect Harmony Properties received the REALTOR® of the Year award, Carl San Miguel received the President’s Choice award, Gustavo Gonzalez of Valley View Properties received the Volunteer of the Year award, Dave Campagna of Plaza Loans received the Affiliate of the Year award and Larry Tringali received the Affiliate Lifetime Achievement award. The Byron Brawley Award, SCCAOR’s highest honor, was given to Karl Lee of Realty World Results Pros. Additionally, SCCAOR’s charitable arm, the Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation, honored Sereno Group for having made the Largest Brokerage Contribution and Helen Chong of Haylen Group for having made the Largest Single Contribution to the foundation. SCCAOR will continue to celebrate its 120th anniversary throughout the year. A video of SCCAOR’s history can be seen at http://bit.ly/1QcMqjD.
About the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®
SCCAOR, established in 1896, is California’s oldest and Northern California’s largest real estate association. It exists to meet the business, professional and political needs of its members and to promote and protect homeownership and private property rights.