The Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors® GAD is a shared position offered through the NC REALTORS® Shared GAD program. The program provides our membership access to an individual with valuable professional advocacy services. Our GAD is tasked with educating our associations’ members on policies of concern, he serves as a watchdog for potential negative impacts on the industry, and mobilizes members to speak with a clear, effective REALTOR® voice in the community.
Shared GADs facilitate interviewing political candidates for local office, so that elected officials understand the issues of importance to the REALTOR® industry. Shared GADs protect REALTOR® priorities at the local level, aide in local board RPAC fundraising efforts, assist local boards in applying for NAR grant funds and work with the NC REALTORS® Government Affairs team on state issues that impact the local area.
Tyler Gibson, a North Carolina native with more than a decade of political campaign, organizing, event management and fundraising experience, will serve as the High Country Association of REALTORS® new Government Affairs Director (GAD). Gibson has worked in local, state and federal political campaigns as well as non-profit organizations in California, North Carolina and Washington, DC. He is a Greensboro native and graduate of UNC-Greensboro. He currently lives in Asheville.
“Tyler understands the political landscape of the region and has the ability and experience to bring community groups together to benefit real estate interests,” said Warren Wakeland, NC REALTORS® Field Advocacy Director, who has oversight of the organization’s GAD program. “He will help further HCAR’s interests in Watauga County and the region to accommodate its current growth and plan for future growth.”