Doug Covill – just after he was installed as the 2011 SAR President Doug Covill, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker in Sacramento, was installed Tuesday as the 94th President of the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®. Mr. Covill has been a full-time REALTOR® in Sacramento for over 28 years. He has served on the Masters Club Steering Committee, Government Relations Committee, Legislative Committee, Budget Committee, the Political Action Committee, and a C.A.R. Director. Barbara Harsch, REALTOR® with Lyon Real Estate Downtown, was honored for her contributions as 2010 President. Mr. Covill said, “You have brought forth much positive change and growth for SAR. We recognize the unyielding commitment, dedication, integrity and professionalism you have brought to your presidency.” The officers installed for 2011 were: President-elect Patrick Lieuw, RE/MAX Gold Natomas; Secretary/Treasurer Chris Little, Little Real Estate Services; Immediate Past President Barbara Harsch and Past President Charlene Singley, Dunnigan REALTORS®. The 2011 Board of Directors includes: Erin Attardi, Dunnigan REALTORS®; Judy Covington, Keller-Williams Realty Elk Grove; Kathy Fox, Prudential NorCal Realty Carmichael; Ron Greenwood, Coldwell Banker; Jeff Jurach, Lyon Real Estate Sierra Oaks; Michelle Lehman, Century 21-Noel David Realty; Rob McQuade, McMartin Realty; Deniece Ross-Francom, McMartin Realty; Ted Russert, Lyon Real Estate Sierra Oaks; Scott Short, Comstock Mortgage; Paula Swayne, Dunnigan REALTORS®; Dave Tanner, Tanner and Associates; Mary Willett, Lyon Real Estate Sierra Oaks, and Linda Wood, Dunnigan REALTORS®. Neva Cimaroli of Folsom, the first woman president of SAR in 1979, was given the Lifetime Service Award. She joined the Sacramento Association of REALTORS® in 1955. She was a Regional Vice-president of the California Association of REALTORS® and a past director, National Association of REALTORS®. In 1990, she was named Folsom Woman of the Year. She served as a member of the Board of Trustees, Mercy Hospital Folsom, 1981-87. She was given the Distinguished Service Award by Mercy Foundation in 1995. She served on both the Mercy Foundation Board and Mercy Healthcare Finance Committee. The emergency department lobby of Mercy Hospital Folsom is named the Cimaroli Lobby in honor of Ms. Cimaroli and her late husband Sevy. She is politically active in the Folsom area and has always been highly respected in REALTOR® circles for her political savvy. She is also an active supporter of the arts and the community in general in Folsom Michelle Kloss of Elk Grove, North American Title Company, received the President’s Award. In presenting it, Barbara Harsch said, “Our 2010 President’s Award winner is one of those people who has done a lot of work behind the scenes. I have seen her at the Mayor’s awards for volunteerism, raising money to benefit the needy and at several other functions that are charity related. Where she shines is here at SAR on the CanTree committee. With the help of her colleagues she has spearheaded the annual Crab Fest, Sip and Support event and the CanTree at the Secret Garden in Elk Grove. She directs decorating of the CanTrees. She is active in her Elk Grove Community. She is a credit to the extended real estate profession and we are lucky to have her.” Kathy Fox, Prudential NorCal Realty, Carmichael, is the 2010 REALTOR® of the Year. She began her real estate career in 1978 and has had her broker’s license since 2001. She has been a Masters Club member since 1998. Ms. Fox has served on the SAR Board of Directors, the Budget Committee and as secretary-treasurer. She chaired CanTree in 2003-2004 and is still active. She was the Orangevale meeting regional coordinator, 1994-1997 and currently chairs the Foundation Planning Committee. She wrote a regular column on real estate issues for the Sacramento Union; served on the Board of Directors of the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce 2001-2003, and was honorary mayor of Fair Oaks in 1997. She is also a Sunday School teacher, Bible study leader, and has been a church volunteer since at least 1995. Kevin Nunn, Comstock Mortgage, was named Affiliate of the Year. He was recognized for his dedication to developing educational programs at SAR. He is also known for his commitment to environmental improvement. Mr. Nunn serves on the Mayor’s Green Task Force. He was crucial to developing the Energy Conservation Opportunity Program (ECO) at SAR in 2010, which will grant qualifying homebuyers up to $2000 to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. He is especially proud of the high number of first-time home buyers he helps. Not only is Mr. Nunn well-known for his depth of knowledge of myriad loan programs, he is also generous with his time and will share knowledge even when he is not part of the transaction. Mr. Nunn is often consulted by housing agencies to assist in creating and explaining homebuyer programs, and to assist them in integrating their programs with those of other agencies. He may even let housing agencies know when they are not aware of their own rules. Those who work with him also praise his ethics and honesty, and his dedication to taking care of his clients. Those honored for extraordinary efforts to improve the programs and services of SAR were: Association activities: Rob McQuade, McMartin Realty; Erin Attardi, Dunnigan REALTORS®; David Boliard, Coastal Pacific Mortgage Political affairs: Dave Tanner, Tanner and Associates; Leigh Rutledge, Dunnigan REALTORS® Education programs: Mary Willett, Lyon Real Estate Sierra Oaks; Deniece Ross-Francom, McMartin Realty Civic Affairs: Judy Schoer, Judy Schoer REALTOR®; Stephen T. Webb, Keller Williams Realty; Rico Rivera, Old Republic Home Protection Activities at the state level: Leigh Rutledge, Dunnigan REALTORS®; Tracey Saizan, Keller-Williams Realty Elk Grove Activities at the national level: Dave Tanner, Tanner and Associates The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908. It promotes professionalism and ethics among its members, provides education and other services and advocates for private property rights and private property values. All REALTOR® Members of SAR are also Members of the California Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Only members of NAR may call themselves REALTORS®.