we understand your schedule is busy, but we need your help

The success of a membership association, such as the RAA, greatly depends on participation of its volunteers.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A committee

You must sign up for committee choices each year, as they do not carry over.

Please indicate your choices.

Most committees meet a total of 3 to 4 times a year.

All committees are open to both REALTOR® and Affiliate members, except where noted.



Budget & Finance Committee *

Cindy Herring, Chairperson

Reviews quarterly financial statements; recommends board finances to adequately fund board services, and prepares and revises annual budget.

Events & Community Outreach Committee

Ashley Dauterive & Kirk Schexnaider, Co-Chairs

Responsible for events such as the Tour du Riz Cookoff, Gumbo Cookoff, Affiliate Appreciation Day, & REALTOR® Day.

RAA Ambassadors

Jim Keaty, Chairperson

This group engages and promotes all REALTOR® events – local, state, and national – throughout the membership. They also promote the REALTOR® brand throughout the Acadiana community.

Membership Committee

Claire Disch & Jeannie DelGreco, Co-Chairs

Conducts quarterly new member orientation programs & promotes membership.

Cultural Diversity Committee

Marianna Ducharme & Sara Zuschlag, co-chairs

Promotes awareness of fair housing practices through seminars and programs.

Legislative Committee

Terrica Smith, chairperson

Monitors proposed municipal, state, and national legislation affecting the real estate industry and promotes awareness to membership.

REALTORS® Commercial Alliance

Monty Warren, President

Contact Kallie Gary at 233-0086 or visit for membership information.

Professional Development Committee

Joy Cobert & Helen Thibeaux, Co-Chairs

Coordinates continuing education classes and seminars.

Professional Standards Committee**

Ken Simeral, Chairperson

Arbitrates business disputes and conducts ethics hearings in cases of alleged violations.

Your Professional Network

Charles Ditch, President

YPN is a group of career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools, resources, and networking opportunities available to them as REALTOR® members.

Property Management Council

This committee is dedicated to supporting members who deal in property management either on the commercial or residential side.

MLS User Group

Jessie melancon, Chairperson

This group identifies new potential software(s) to bring forward to the MLS Committee. They also discuss and vet potential field changes to go to the MLS Committee.

* Note 1: Email Susan Holliday if you are interested in this committee. All applicants will be reviewed by the Executive Team. The Treasurer will make recommendations to the Board of Directors for three new members every year.

** Note 2: Must complete Professional Standards training before assignment (REALTORS® only)