Skip to content

Government Affairs Committee

The OCHAR Government Affairs Committee provides updates on important local issues and meets with local leaders, attends planning and town hall meetings and plans events/projects for members to make a difference in our communities.

Committee Leadership

Pat Serkedakis, Chair

Cathy Carr, Vice-Chair

Randy Voller, Board Liaison

2023 Highlights

  • Monthly voice promoting REALTOR's value on WCHL's Chatham County Round Up
  • Weekly Raleigh Round Up radio show with legislators
  • Market reports sent to house districts, county commissioners, local and state leaders (Renee Price, Graig Myer, Natalie Murdock, Valerie Foushee, etc)
  • Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO, Chapel Hill's "Missing Middle) letter of support mailed to Town of Chapel Hill - letter supported allowing for greater housing choice and affordability options in the Town of Chapel Hill
  • GAC Member John Foley elected to Pittsboro Town Council
  • Local consumer campaign for voter registration (email and social media)
  • Local municipalities candidate surveys sent and received, 5 out of the 6 candidates supported by OCHAR won
  • Met with Congresswomen Valerie Foushee (represents NC's 4th District) and discussed workforce and affordable housing, policies, grants, transportation, and supporting infrastructure for growth
  • GAC Outreach meeting with NC State Senator Natalie Murdock, Cary City Council Member Sarika Bansal, Pittsboro Commissioner John Foley, and Chatham Co Commissioner Karen Howard
  • GAC Letter presented to Town of Pittsboro supporting infrastructure for growth- recognized and thanked by NC Realtors Sr. Vice President of External Affairs (Mark Zimmerman)

Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held at Fonville Morisey Realty from 11:30am–12:30pm

February 7
March 7
April 4
May 9

August 8
September 5
October 10
November 7

Scroll To Top