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2026: National Leadership Team Process

Right now is when we begin laying the groundwork for our 2026 National Leadership Team. Our application process is officially open and we would encourage any interested members to carefully review the full Candidate Credentialing & Campaign Rules Policy. Below, we've provided a brief overview of the national positions available along with a timeline. We look forward to collaborating with leaders who are dedicated to the Mission & Vision of Women's Council and are eager to further develop the professional advancement of women in the industry. 

What national officer positions are available?

Available one-year term positions include President-elect, First Vice President, and Treasurer. Each year, three National Liaison positions are also available to represent each of the three geographical regions. Below is a short description of each position, however, the full desired qualifications for each position can be found in Section O of the Candidate Credentialing & Campaign Rules Policy.

  • National Liaisons oversee the work of the Women’s Council in their respective regions (West, Central, East) and act as the representative of the President in such matters as may be assigned to them. The role is highly visible to leaders and members, and they are an integral part of the communication between State Networks and the National Leadership Team. 

  • The Treasurer shall serve as chairperson of the Finance and Budget Committee and shall review financial matters of the Women’s Council monthly. The Treasurer shall report on the financial affairs of the Women’s Council to the Executive Committee and the Governing Board.

  • The First Vice President approves the records and performs other such duties as are customary to the office, including acting as Secretary for the Governing Board and the Executive Committee, when necessary.

  • The President-elect shall perform the duties of the President in the event of the President’s disability or absence.  This position automatically moves up to President.  
What are the qualifications for each role?

Other than being a member in good standing, our bylaws allow any member to run for national office. Note, however, that applying is the first step in the process. The Candidate Credentialing and Campaign Rules Committee (CCCRC) will seek preferred leadership qualities and experience as outlined in the Rules Policy. Prospective candidates should also consider the expectations for each role before running to ensure they understand the commitment of these positions to the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

What are the steps involved and the timeline?

March 1 through May 31: Submission period
--Applications accepted for Potential Candidates
--Campaign Teams of Potential Candidates notified to CCCRC

Midyear Business Meeting 2024
--Credentials process begins
--Potential Candidate names to be put forth at Regional Caucuses

June 1
--Potential Candidate background checks to be performed. Candidates to comply with requests for information within a one-week timeframe.

On or before July 1
--CCCRC Chair to notify non-eligible applicants.

On or about August 1
--Notification & Confirmation of Eligible Candidates released by CCCRC
--Eligible Candidates will be notified by National when campaigning can begin
--Campaign financial support can begin, if desired (see guide for more details)

November (National Conference) 
--Candidate Forum--Speeches

Midyear Business Meeting 2025
--Candidate Forum/Q & A 
--Election meeting

Candidate Credentialing & Campaign Rules Policy

Candidate Application

We are actively seeking members to apply for national leadership positions who are committed to moving the Mission & Vision of the Women's Council forward. If you have any questions about the process, please email Jamie Saltman, jsaltman@wcr.org.