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NAR Environmental Commitment Focus Group Session

A fine group of GREEN Minded REALTORS get together as an informal Focus Group of Current NAR GREEN Resource Council (GRC) Advisory Board Members & Past GRC EverGREEN Award Recipiants, to to discuss the NAR’s Continued Commitment to Environmental Impact, Priorities, Policies and  Sustainability!  The participants were… John Roshirt, Craig Foley, Todd Shipman, Laura Stukel, Kerri Hartnett, Christopher Tenggren, Eileen Oldroyd, Kimberly Pontious, Gail Hartnett/NAR Public Policy & Issues Committee Liasion, NAR Past President Steve Brown (and several other REALTOR Members), along with NAR Chicago & DC Staff including Amanda Stinton/GRC Manager, Marc Gould/VP of Business Specialties and Russell Riggs of Government Affairs.

The topics of People, Plant & Profit, Sustainability Programs, Water Rights, Smart Growth, Climate, Flood Insurance, and other Strategic and Meaningful approaches keep the National Association front of mind for GREEN Member Resources and Policy Making, to demonstrate NAR’s Continued Commitment to the Environment.

“Under All is the Land”!  As an organization, we must continue to embrace doing the right thing!  Thought provoking conversation and ideas regarding Energy & Environment were shared and discussed.

Christopher Tenggren

Christopher Tenggren is one of the (Illinois) Fox Valley’s premier real estate professionals. As a successful veteran with years of experience helping clients achieve the dream of home ownership, he has been recognized at the local, statewide and national level for his industry expertise, knowledge and leadership as one of the top professionals in the real estate landscape. Christopher is a very committed industry leader and has served on countless local, state and national association committees, including as 2012 President of the Fox Valley Association of REALTORS®, where he is also currently serving as a 2015-2018 Local Association Director and the 2014-2017 Marketing & Membership Development Committee/Chair. On the State Level, he is serving as the 2017 REALTOR Political Involvement Committee/Chair as well as the State Legislative Contact (SLC) for 33rd District Sen. Karen McConnaughay, and has served several terms on the Board of Directors. On the National Association Level, he is serving as the 2016-2017 Region 7 Trustee (IL, IN, WI) on the RPAC Fundraising Trustees Committee. In the past, he has also served on the NAR Executive Committee for 2014-2015, and multiple terms on the Board of Directors, as well as on many of the NAR Institutes, Societies & Councils Committees, Boards of Directors/Governing Boards, PAGS, Working & Member Involvement Groups and Task Forces. Christopher is also a past WCR Local Chapter President and State CRS Chapter President, and he is an RPAC MI (since 2006) GR, PC, HOF Member. Christopher has earned many awards as a REALTOR®. In 2010, he earned local association REALTOR® of the Year, IL, CRS of the Year & IL WCR Member of the Year. In 2013, Christopher earned a national CRS President's Award, a Local Association President's Award and Local WCR Member of the Year Award. In 2015, he was one of two recipients of the 2015 NAR G.R.C. (GREEN REsource Council) “EverGREEN Award”, and he also earned a second Local Association President's Award. Christopher holds the following 16 industry designations and certifications: ABR, AHWD, BPOR, CDPE, CNHS, CLHMS, CRS, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, PMN, RECS, RFS, SFR, SRES, SRS

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