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Public Affairs & Advocacy

Through Public Affairs, MOR actively tracks policy issues in local, state, and national governments related to the ownership and transfer of property. Examples include zoning and subdivision, health and safety, design standards, impact fees, and affordability. MOR employs Public Affairs Director Dwight Easton to assist the committee’s volunteer efforts.

MOR endeavors to be a thought leader and trusted voice on issues impacting the development of a healthy, vibrant, and diverse community. MOR’s Board of Directors recently adopted updated Public Affairs Policy Guidelines and Position Statements which guide many issues facing our community. 

MOR Public Affairs Position Statements

The Purpose

REALTORS®, real estate industry professionals and citizens who own property must, of necessity, be involved in public affairs and community government and regulatory issues. Private property and homeownership are one of the most critical factors in shaping the community profile of Missoula and Western Montana. To ensure the quality of life, standards are improved or, at minimum, maintained, being proactive with a clear, balanced, all-inclusive vision is essential.

Conscious of this need, MOR provides a professional public affairs effort, coordinated by the MOR Public Affairs Director. This gives the importance of private property rights a face and a voice at meetings where decisions are made about land use and homeownership.

The Public Affairs Director meets with local government officials, community task forces, neighborhood groups, and individuals to gain and provide knowledge relating to homeownership, private property rights, and the quality of life in Missoula and Western Montana.

Government Relations

MOR meets with local government officials, community task forces, neighborhood groups, and individuals to gain and provide knowledge relating to homeownership, private property rights, and the quality of life in Missoula and Western Montana.

MOR also has a significant political role in the local area. MOR interviews and supports candidates in elections, is actively involved with the Montana Association in addressing statewide legislation and regulation and stays in touch with the Montana Congressional delegation in Washington D.C. through efforts of the National Association of REALTORS®.