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Wells Fargo Signs On as Title Sponsor of Policy Summit
Wells Fargo, a founding partner since 2014, has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2017 NAGLREP LGBT Housing Policy Summit on March 14 in Washington D.C. This is the first LGBT housing policy forum of its kind in the industry and the association's first policy event. The one-day event is free to members and tickets are available on a first come first serve basis.

"We are so grateful to have the support of Wells Fargo for this important undertaking. LGBT rights will be at stake in the era of this new administration and, as we've seen, the support of corporate partners can be a game changer," said Jeff Berger, NAGLREP founder.

Early registration is encouraged due to limited space. There is no cost to attend but participants must cover their own travel and accommodations. A group rate is available at the host hotel. Register Now
NAGLREP Policy Summit to Focus Squarely on Housing
The NAGLREP Policy Committee of 38 volunteers has voted to focus on fair housing and federal protections for LGBTQs at the association's first policy event on March 14. This will include lobbying for the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to federal fair housing law.

"We have many partners among other LGBTQ civil rights groups who will champion protections for the community, said NAGLREP Policy Committee Chair John Graff. "NAGLREP's best service to our community is to spearhead the conversation about federal fair housing protections that are vital to LGBTQs and especially for the transgender community which is often at greatest risk for discrimination."

Graff has spent over a decade working in politics and government prior to his career in real estate. He was an administrator at the Democratic National Committee, worked as an office manager for a member of Congress and has done community organizing at the state and federal level in Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York. Currently, he serves as a member of the NAR Public Policy Coordinating Committee and the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors Public Policy Committee.

Graff spearheads the committee along with Co-Chair Angela Jones, who is the 2016 Past President of the District of Columbia Association of REALTORS and a member of the 2016 NAR Diversity Committee. Jones, a former veteran broadcast journalist and public relations expert, currently serves on the 2017 NAR State and Local Issues Policy Committee.
NAGLREP Introduces Biweekly Podcast

NAGLREP SUCCESS, a podcast series featuring the talents of LGBT real estate agents and allies who inspire the LGBT community, debuts this month at along with an ad buy on facebook. The ad campaign will target real estate professionals with an effort to increase awareness of NAGLREP's referral network and advocacy mission.

David Siroty, former vice president of public relations for Coldwell Banker and now principal of Imagine Production Consulting, hosts the Success podcast series. Siroty has more than 30 years experience driving the profile of major brands across the marketplace and is a consummate storyteller.

The first episode airs this week and showcases Julie Nelson, NAGLREP Austin chapter president and a leader of the KW Rainbow Network. Nelson is a noted trainer, career architect, business strategist and industry journalist. Episode 1: Julie Nelson: A chicken farming and real estate star! How did this Austin KW leader use her LGBT sphere to build her business? Listen now

Planning on attending Inman Connect this month? NAGLREP NYC President Lisa Ortiz Rodriguez will host a networking event on January 18 from 6-8 pm at Henrietta Hudson at 438 Hudson Street. All members welcome! To RSVP click here.
Calling All Speakers for 2017!
NAGLREP is on a search to find and secure compelling and motivational speakers for the 2017 National LGBT Real Estate Conference on October 17-19, 2017 in Palm Springs at the Riviera resort. Click here to apply. All speakers must submit an outline and/or Powerpoint document for consideration. All submissions will be reviewed by the conference planning committee.

NAGLREP 2017 in Palm Springs!
More than 100 NAGLREP members have registered for the 2017 National LGBT Real Estate Conference in Palm Springs! As you finish your 2017 business plan, make sure to budget for this conference! Ninety-four percent of attendees rated this conference a "4" or higher for educational content! Plus 2016 attendees are still buzzing about the networking opportunities. Make the commitment to join us and register now!
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