Las Vegas Realtors presented its annual awards this month to some of its prominent and long-time members.
LVR (formerly known as the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors) presented its awards during an in-person event at the Four Seasons on the Las Vegas Strip on June 3, marking its first such event since the start of the pandemic.
“The association normally recognizes its outstanding leadership when installing its new president,” said 2021 LVR president Aldo Martinez. “However, in 2020, COVID-19 changed that tradition. Therefore, when the restrictions were lifted, we did not want those who sacrificed and gave so much of their time not to be recognized. “
LVR has awarded the following awards, listed in the order in which they were presented:
■ Julie youngblood – Ronn Reiss Award for Excellence in Education and Leadership.
■ Lee barrett – Gene Nebeker Memorial Award for professionalism and service to LVR and the community. Barrett was also named LVR’s 2020 Instructor of the Year.
■ Vandana bhalla – Frank Sala / Marv Rubin Award (formerly called Frank Sala Award and now also honoring longtime LVR leader Marv Rubin), recognizing long-term commitment to popular political action and rights protection of private property.
■ Devin Reiss – Jack Woodcock Distinguished Service Award.
■ Member of Parliament for the State of Nevada Heidi kasama, Keith Lynam and Chris Bishop – Inducted into the LVR Hall of Fame.
■ Tom blanchard – The president of LVR in 2020 received the association’s Real Estate Agent of the Year award, continuing a tradition dating back to 2015.
Las Vegas Realtors (formerly known as GLVAR) was founded in 1947 and provides its more than 16,500 local members with education, training and political representation. Local representative of the National Association of Realtors, LVR is the largest professional organization in southern Nevada. Each member receives the highest level of professional training and must adhere to a strict code of ethics. For more information, visit LasVegasRealtor.com.