John D. Blom

John D. Blom

Vancouver, WA

Federal Legislative and Political Forum Vice Chair

The Legislative and Political Forum at the REALTOR® Legislative Meetings was the first NAR event I ever attended. As I left the Marriott Ballroom, I remember thinking that if all I took away from that trip were the things I learned and the ideas I heard in that session, the trip would have been worth it.

There are numerous great sessions through the Legislative Meetings, but every year the Legislative Forum remains one of the highlights of the week for me. To have the opportunity to be a part of the planning and execution of that event is a tremendous privilege.

I believe one of the most important tasks for every leader, at any level of an organization, is to look to bring along new talent and encourage future leaders. My hope is that the Forum will continue to inspire and excite the next generation of leaders about what NAR does and why our advocacy efforts at the national, state, and local level are so important.