CCAR 2023 Endorsements

CCAR has announced the candidates it has endorsed as they strive to become elected and carry out their terms in 2024 and beyond! These decisions are not made in a vacuum. CCAR develops a collaborative committee to interview and select candidates for endorsement. The composition of the committee is as follows: 2 members from the Executive Committee, 2 members from the RPAC (REALTOR® Political Action Committee), and 2 members from the Government Affairs Committee.


We urge our members to seriously consider voting for these candidates, but regardless, we want you to get out and vote!

Newly Elected CCAR Directors Announced

CCAR announced the results of our 2024 Directors election and bylaws vote at our October 24th Membership Meeting & Happy Hour at Royal Oaks Country Club. Congratulations to the following newly elected directors on their election to the Board of Directors:


  • David Knode, John L. Scott
  • Diana Rutherford, Realty One Group Prestige

Affiliate Director: Jennifer Rinde, Old Republic Home Warranty


They will join the following members on the 2024 CCAR Board of Directors:

  • President: Heather Renner, Keller Williams Premier Partners
  • President-Elect: Amy Wells, John L. Scott
  • Immediate Past President: Curtis Ambrose, Windermere NW Living
  • Vice President: Anthony Stroud, Professional Realty Services
  • Treasurer: Wendy Wampach, Imagine Homes Realty
  • Secretary: Connie Bovee, Windermere NW Living
  • Director: Rodney Shimogawa, Homeowners NW
  • Director: Shelly Schmitz, Keller Williams Premier Partners
  • Director: Julie Baldino, Front Door Realty
  • Director: Jodie Sharp, Windermere NW Living
  • Director: John Rose, Rose Real Estate Group
  • Legal Counsel: Roy Pyatt, Landerholm, P.S.

We look forward to working with you in 2024!

Additionally, all three proposed bylaws changes passed with overwhelming majority approval. Thank you to the CCAR members who participated in the election and voting process!

September Membership Meeting Recap

September Membership Meeting Recap: Building a More Inclusive Experience with Gonzalo Mejia

Did you miss Wednesday’s Membership Meeting with guest keynote speaker Gonzalo Mejia? Watch a full recap of Gonzalo’s presentation covering the keys to building a more inclusive experience for your clients and your fellow REALTORS®, and to navigate around our unconscious biases to deliver stellar customer service.

Loss of a beloved leader announced

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Janice Hall-Matteo. Like all of you, we are heartbroken and devastated by our loss.
Janice was a wonderful wife to Jim, mother to Juliet and Nick, daughter to Tom and Carol, sister to Deborah, stepmother to Maria and Melissa and a dear friend to us all. She was adored by her immediate and extended family. She was a bright light in all of our lives and we are so grateful for the outpouring of love and messages of support.
Janice’s sudden passing meant that there were no preparations made ahead of time. We are asking for donations to cover the costs associated with her service, medical, and other expenses so Jim and their children can grieve without the added stress of an additional financial burden.
A GoFundMePage has been set up at: 
Janice was an active member of the community and is remembered for her giving of time and treasure for the causes she believed in. You could always find her helping by volunteering to serve at CCAR, The Building Industry and The Columbia River Mental Health Services (just to name a few). When she had free time, she loved to travel, go to concerts and hang out with her friends and family.
Details on Janice’s memorial this summer will be forthcoming. Please take a moment to share photos and memories of Janice’s contribution before the memorial service HERE.
A special thanks to KW Cares for their generous support.


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: November 16th, 2021 2:17 PM

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County has implemented and currently operates eviction prevention rent assistance programs to assist people who are low-income impacted by the pandemic. These programs have provided an unprecedented $30.3 million in financial assistance to 3,894 households, paying for 32,580 months of rent and utilities since August 2020. Approximately $700,000 in financial assistance for rent and utilities is going out to about 90 additional households each week.

Referrals for 400 additional households to receive rent assistance including arrears will open on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at noon. Links and instructions to apply are below. Please note: the links will not be live until noon on Nov. 17.

At this time, households may only receive assistance one time. If you have received assistance within the past few months, you are not eligible for additional assistance.

All applicants will receive a submission confirmation email. If you have previously applied for assistance, please do not apply again as this delays the processing of applications. Housing providers are working to assist all households who are currently on the waitlist. Tenants must be deemed eligible in order for assistance to be provided.

Applicants without access to internet may call (360) 695-9677.

Applicants without phone or internet access may access applications through Share at the Fromhold Center located at 2306 NE Andresen Road, across from WinCo.

Clark County continues to work with rental assistance providers to have the capacity to open additional rent assistance spots. Additional spots are scheduled to open at noon on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 1
  • Wednesday, Dec. 15
  • Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022

Additional information, including the number of available waitlist spots and types will be made available via news release, website and social media posting, and through the Council For The Homeless website closer to the opening dates.

It is important that landlords and tenants understand there are additional significant COVID-19 related rental assistance resources, including arrears, for low-income households coming which will be made available to the community as capacity becomes available.

Legal resource for tenants

Tenants seeking information about their rights should contact the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program, (360) 334-4007 or NW Justice Project’s CLEAR program at or (888) 201-1014 between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Youth under 24 may contact the Legal Counsel for Youth and Children, (206) 494-0323, ext. 715.

Spanish version


Vancouver, Wash. – El condado de Clark ha implementado y actualmente opera programas de asistencia con el alquiler, para ayudar a las personas de bajos ingresos afectados por la pandemia. Estos programas han proporcionado $ 30.3 millones en asistencia financiera a 3,894 hogares, pagando 32,580 meses de alquiler y servicios públicos desde Agosto de 2020. Aproximadamente $700,000 en asistencia financiera para alquiler y utilidades se destinan a alrededor de 90 hogares adicionales cada semana.

Aplicaciones para 400 hogares adicionales para recibir asistencia para el alquiler, incluidos los atrasos, se abrirán el Miércoles 17 de Noviembre a las 12 p.m. Los enlaces electrónicos y las instrucciones para solicitar asistencia se encuentran a continuación. Tenga en cuenta: los enlaces no estarán disponibles hasta las 2 p.m. del 17 de Noviembre.

Todos los solicitantes recibirán un correo electrónico de confirmación de envío. Inquilinos deben ser elegibles para poder recibir asistencia.

Solicitantes sin teléfono o acceso a Internet pueden acceder a las aplicaciones a través de Share en el Fromhold Center ubicado en 2306 NE Andresen Road, frente a WinCo.

El condado de Clark continúa trabajando con los proveedores de asistencia para el alquiler para tener la capacidad de abrir aplicaciones adicionales de asistencia para el alquiler. Se ha programado la apertura de aplicaciones adicionales en las siguientes fechas:

  • Miércoles 1 de Diciembre
  • Miercoles 15 de Diciembre
  • Miercoles 5 de Enero, 2022

La información adicional, incluida la cantidad de lugares y tipos de listas de espera disponibles, estará disponible a través de comunicados de prensa, publicaciones en sitios web y redes sociales, y a través del sitio web del Council for the Homeless cuando se acerquen las fechas de apertura.

Recurso legal para inquilinos

Los inquilinos que busquen información sobre sus derechos deben comunicarse con el Programa de Abogados Voluntarios del Condado de Clark: 360-334-4007 o el programa CLEAR de NW Justice Project en o 888-201-1014 entre las 9:15 am y las 12: 15 p. M. Los jóvenes menores de 24 años pueden comunicarse con el Asesor Legal para Jóvenes y Niños, 206-494-0323 ext. 715.

Contact Info:
Michael Torres, program manager, Community Services, 564.397.7801,