Legislative and Business Meeting
2014 KAR Legislative & Business Meeting
Capital Plaza Hotel
Schedule of events (tentative)
Registration is FREE and OPEN to all Kentucky REALTOR® members who want to attend.
The Kentucky Association of REALTORS®’ Legislative & Business Meeting is your premier opportunity to:
> Meet & greet your state leaders
> Share your REALTOR® concerns directly with legislators
> Support legislation & issues important to real estate in Kentucky
> Ensure policymakers hear your REALTOR® voice
> Increase the influence & clout of REALTORS® throughout Kentucky
Doing it again in 2014! REALTOR® Rally on Wednesday
On Wednesday, February 12, KAR is putting together more events so our members can have an even bigger voice with legislators in Frankfort. KAR is emphasizing deeper and more engaging political involvement from members and is requesting your commitment to attend:
REALTOR® t-shirts: Please bring your REALTOR® t-shirts if you have purchased one in the past. If you don't have one, or would like to have another, they will be available at registration for a $15 minimum contribution to RPAC. We encourage wearing these shirts to the Rally in the Capitol.
8:30am - REALTOR® Rally in the Capitol Rotunda - KAR is putting together a list of speakers that will address issues in real estate. This will be a great opportunity to pack the Capital building with members to show our support for the real estate industry.
9am - REALTOR® picture in front of the Kentucky State Capitol - all members are invited to attend - the more who show up, the more impact we will have.
Hill Visits - each local association arranges visits with members of their delegation to voice their thoughts on issues important to the industry (please work with your local association to plan schedules). This is a great time to sit down in person with your legislator and let them know how important real estate is to the economy.
Noon - Post Hill Visit Debriefing - join KAR back at the Capital Plaza Hotel for a complimentary box lunch and follow-up discussions from each region to hear about legislative meetings and Hill Visit successes.
6pm (Wednesday evening) - Legislative Reception - a meet and greet at the Captial Plaza Hotel with legislators and other officials in a relaxed atmosphere with food, drinks and fun. Stop by and interact with members and lawmakers alike.
This meeting features a who’s who in the political arena ... from elected officials to regulators to representatives from the Democrat and Republican parties. The three-day event offers you the opportunity to gain insights into what’s happening in the State House. REALTOR® members will be available to meet personally with elected officials. You will also be involved in discussions and decision making on how KAR evolves throughout the year by attending committee meetings and information sessions. You’ll also have the chance to participate in a special legislative reception to meet and greet the lawmakers from your region.
The meetings are open to all REALTORS® who wish to attend.
Click here for the Capital Plaza Hotel website
Room rates are $90/night per room or $175/night per suite. Mention KAR and call (502.227.5100) for the special room rate (cut-off date is January 22). Secondary hotels are available including Best Western (502.695.6111) and Hampton Inn (502.223.7600). Other hotels include Fairfield Inn (502.695.8881) and Holiday Inn Express (877.863.4780). Call for rates and availability.
Click here for the legislative toolkit
The toolkit contains valuable information to help you prepare for the upcoming legislative session.