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Our Committees

ALC Designation Committee


The Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation Committee of the REALTORS® Land Institute implements policy relating to the ALC requirements, application process, and approval of candidates. The Committee reviews and processes ALC applications in accordance with guidelines.

Responsibilities & Functions

Continually take a critical look at the designation requirements and submit recommendations to the Governance Committee and Board of Directors in order to uphold the strength and value of the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation.

Oversee the ALC Application Process

  • Clarify policy and criteria when discrepancies arise and informing staff liaison of all expectations of ALC applications
  • Give unbiased consideration to all ALC applications submitted
  • Recommend applicants to the Board of Directors for approval, including using professional discretion on applicants who do not meet exact ALC requirements but are a fit for the ALC designation

Review ALC Requirements

  • Continually compare ALC requirements with market trends and exploring similar designation programs
  • Propose revisions to the ALC requirements as needed. For educational requirements, the ALC Designation Committee will review recommendations from the Education Committee
  • Manage the Fast Track program and requirements
  • Review the ALC Exam when concerns arise

Budget & Finance Committee


The Budget & Finance Committee assists in the preparation and presentation of the annual budget for the Board’s approval, assists with any amendments or modifications of the budget, and reviews and analyzes the organization’s financial statements and policies on a regular basis.

Committee Member Composition

A maximum of four members including:

  • The Treasurer serves as the Committee Chair (appointed by the President)
  • The Vice-President serves as the Vice-Chair
  • Two other members are appointed by the President

Terms: All committee members serve a one-year term, except for the Chair, which per the RLI Bylaws, is the Treasurer and serves a two-year term. 

Chapter Leadership Council


To empower chapter leaders to deliver value, engage professionals, enhance the overall RLI member experience, and work with National RLI to ensure chapter success. To do this, the CLC provides mentorship to chapter leadership, monitors chapter performance, and designs and maintains resources and tools for chapter leaders and assists each chapter in raising awareness of the unique characteristics of their region. The CLC facilitates RLI's chapter development strategic plan and leads comprehensive initiatives such as leadership training for chapter leaders and the Chapter Awards program.

Responsibilities & Functions

  • Provide a direct line of communication from chapter leadership to the RLI national leadership team and Board of Directors
  • Raise awareness of national initiatives and how chapters can take advantage of such initiatives
  • Raise awareness of the objectives of RLI’s Strategic Plan and how to implement those when devising their own organizational plans
  • Provide a forum for chapter leaders to share best practices
  • Grow and build the chapter function of the national organization
  • Help coordinate the Chapter session at the National Land Conference
  • Create and/or revise chapter policies as needed

Committee Member Composition

  • The council shall be made up of a Chair, Vice Chair, and a maximum of nine total council members, with at least one being a Chapter Administrator. The Vice Chair will ascend to Chair after one year.
  • To serve on the council, you must be a current chapter leader. In order to be the Chair or Vice Chair you must be a current chapter President, Vice President, or Immediate Past President.

Education Committee


The Education Committee continually enhances RLI’s educational programming by overseeing the development of LANDU® programs including courses (new and existing), webinars, and related education programs as well as instructor-related policies, including instructor recruitment and approval processes. 

Responsibilities & Functions

Ensure high-level curriculum for the ALC Designation:

  • Assess current course content as needed
  • Monitor market trends to identify topics for additional educational offerings to maximize learning opportunities

Review and make recommendations for course management:

  • Propose revisions to LANDU® policies as needed
  • Recruit and/or recommend high-level instructors and subject matter experts to assist in the development, updating, and teaching of LANDU® courses
  • Oversee the LANDU® Instructor Approval Process by participating in the LANDU® instructor audition process to evaluate potential new LANDU® instructors

Committee Member Composition

It is recommended that a majority of the committee members be accredited members and that at least one LANDU® instructor serve on the committee. If not accredited, must have attended at least two LANDU® courses.

Future Leaders Committee


The Future Leaders Committee continually builds the organization and its future leadership by staying current on industry technology and trends and suggesting programs/events to build future leaders in anticipation of generational needs and directions.

Responsibilities & Functions

Continually explore fresh technology, trends, and programs to enhance and build the organization and its future leadership

Develop value-added programs for RLI and its future leaders

  • Consider relevant programs from other organizations as models and as opportunities for collaboration
  • Explore and suggest tools, professional development, networking, membership development, community engagement, and business building programs for future leaders

Provide suggestions and test technology options

  • Identify resources and providers of technology. Perform due diligence through reviewing and testing
  • Suggest methods to roll out approved technology
  • Develop programs to monitor the effectiveness of technology programs

Enhance organizational understanding of RLI

  • Develop knowledge of how the National Institute operates through its bylaws, governing policies, and strategic plans

Governance Committee


To ensure the quality and future viability of the RLI Board of Directors by continually reviewing governance practices and recruiting and reviewing potential candidates for open seats on the RLI Board of Directors

Responsibilities & Functions


  • Reviews bylaws and Governance Policy Manual as needed and makes recommendations to the full board.

Board Leadership Selection

  • Educate potential board candidates on details and specifics of board service
  • Reviews applications for Vice-President and At-Large Director candidates to ensure they meet the minimum criteria to run for the position
  • Works to identify potential candidates and explore their interests and availability for board service.
  • Presents full slate of candidates to Board for approval


A maximum of seven members including the Immediate Past President, who shall serve as the Chair, and six other members, who must have served previously as either a Past RLI National President or a past Chair of a committee at the RLI national level.

Terms: Two year staggered terms. Committee members may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

Government Affairs Committee


The Government Affairs Committee determines the impact of governmental actions on issues pertaining to land and acts as a conduit between RLI membership and the National Association of REALTORS® on land governmental affairs issues.

Responsibilities & Functions

Stay current with government affairs issues that are relevant to the Institute membership with timely responses and action when appropriate.

Assess government affairs issues

  • Stay current on legislative issues relevant to RLI members and sharing information with the committee as appropriate
  • Collaborate with the RLI Staff Liaison and the NAR Legislative Liaison
  • Examine federal proposals, regulations, and laws and their impact on land

Facilitate the exchange of information on land governmental affairs issues between RLI membership and the National Association of REALTORS®

  • Represent RLI on specific NAR committees and communicate applicable committee information with RLI membership.
  • Develop responses to land legislative issues when applicable
  • Educate RLI members on land governmental affairs issues, including by sharing legislative updates communicated by RLI (via website, blog, podcast, and social media)

Terms: To be consistent with NAR committee policy, Governmental Affairs committee members may not serve more than five consecutive one-year terms. All members serving as RLI designees on NAR Committees are automatically members of the RLI Governmental Affairs Committee.