Real Estate Council of BC - Real Estate Council Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair for 2008/09 Term

    VANCOUVER, July 16 /CNW/ - Judi A. Whyte of Prudential Sussex Realty,
West Vancouver, has been elected as Chair of the Real Estate Council of
British Columbia for the 2008/09 term. William R. Brown of Brown Bros.
Agencies Limited, Victoria, was elected as Vice-Chair. They were elected to
their positions at the July 15th meeting of the Council in Vancouver.
    There are 16 members of the Real Estate Council including three members
appointed by the provincial government. Thirteen members are chosen through an
election process open to all real estate licensees in the province. The
elected members are comprised of three representatives and nine brokers
representing the various provincial counties. One individual is elected as the
strata/rental property management member. The three government appointed
public members are Danny Leung of Richmond, Ramesh Rikhi of Penticton and
newly appointed member, Bruce Turner of Courtenay.
    Newly elected to the Council for a two year term are: William (Bill)
Binnie, Royal LePage Northshore, West Vancouver; Marshall Cowe, Royal LePage
Coronation West Realty, Coquitlam; and William (Bill) Phillips, Whistler Real
Estate Company Limited, Whistler.
    Re-elected Council members for a two year term are: John Finlayson,
Osborne Realty Services (1992) Ltd., Duncan; Gerry Martin, B.C. Farm and Ranch
Realty Corp., Abbotsford; and Ann Petrone, Re/Max Kelowna, Kelowna.
    Council members with one year remaining in their terms are: Bryon
Brandle, Re/Max Vernon, Vernon; Cynthia Chen, Macdonald Realtors Westmar,
Richmond; Jim McNeal, Royal LePage Prince George, Prince George; Wayne
Strandlund, Fisgard Asset Management Corp., Victoria; and Liz Tutt, Re/Max
Nyda Realty, Chilliwack.

    The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is a regulatory agency
established by the provincial government. Its mandate is to protect the public
interest by enforcing the licensing and licensee conduct requirements of the
Real Estate Services Act. The Council is responsible for licensing individuals
and brokerages engaged in real estate sales, rental and strata property
management. The Council also enforces entry qualifications, investigates
complaints against licensees and imposes disciplinary sanctions under the Act.

For further information:

For further information: Anthony Cavanaugh, Communications and Privacy
Officer, Real Estate Council of British Columbia,, T:
(604) 683-9664, Toll-Free 1-877-683-9664

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