RLI Leadership Awards Program

The REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) is proud to award its members and LANDU Instructors for their outstanding achievements. RLI Leadership Awards are presented at the Annual National Land Conference during the Leadership Awards Program. Below are the prestigious Leadership Awards conferred by RLI:

2021 RLI Award Winners

The Robert C. Meeks, ALC, Distinguished Service Award

This award is presented to an RLI member in recognition of long-term commitment and service to fellow Institute members, the land profession, and their community. The Distinguished Service Award is presented in honor of dedicated long-time member Robert C. Meeks, ALC.

Flo Sayre, ALC

Flo Sayre, ALC

Farmers National Co. | WA

Land REALTOR® of America Award

The Land REALTOR® of America Award recognizes members of REALTORS® Land Institute for their effort and work expended in the interest of their fellow RLI members, their profession, their clients, and their community.

Jeramy Stephens, ALC

Jeramy Stephens, ALC

National Land Realty | AR

Land Rising Star Award

First introduced in 2015, the Rising Star award was created to recognize a land professional who demonstrated promise. The Rising Star Award recognizes a member approaching a mid-level in their career who is on their way to making significant contributions to the land profession and to RLI.

Drew Ary, ALC

Drew Ary, ALC

Ary Land Co. | OK

Excellence in Instruction Award

The Excellence in Instruction Award recognizes RLI LANDU-Approved Instructors for their exceptional teaching skills, contributions to the professional development of our students, and volunteerism for the LANDU education program.

Jesse F. "Butch" Armistead Jr., ALC

Jesse F. "Butch" Armistead Jr., ALC

Murray Co. Realtors | GA (posthumously)

Chapter Administrator of the Year Award

RLI’s Chapter Administrators play a key role in the success of each chapter. The Chapter administrators help keep everyone “on track” with schedules, policies, and more. The recipient is chosen by RLI staff and the choice is based on performance that builds a stronger RLI chapter—such as helping to enrich member experiences, provide support and benefits to members, applying for continuing education units for LANDU courses, and displaying a high code of conduct and ethical standards.

FD Bell

RLI Georgia Chapter

Outstanding Chapter Award

The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes one RLI Chapter that has demonstrated excellence and creativity in the following categories:

  • member retention and development,
  • course and other educational offerings,
  • volunteerism to national Institute,
  • technological achievements,
  • and outreach and collaboration with other Institute chapters and local and state organizations.