Governing Documents

The governance of the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® is defined by our Bylaws, Standing Rules and Strategic Plan.  The Bylaws are modeled after the National and New York State Associations of REALTORS®, our Standing Rules define policies and when they were passed, and our Strategic Plan guides our business plan.  Together these documents serve as practical rules of order and directs us in the development and conducting of affairs for this Association.

2024 Incoming Leadership Workshop

BNAR Officers


Election of Officers will take place at our Board of Directors meeting in September, 2024.  Only voting members on the Board of Directors are eligible to vote for Officer. 

BNAR Directors 

The BNAR Nominating Committee is accepting nomination forms for BNAR Directors.  If you have been a member of NAR for a minimum of three years, have been on at least two BNAR committees and hold REALTOR member status with BNAR, than you may qualify.  If you would like to be a part of the decision making process, fill out the form and send to Chloe Cozzarin at ccozarin@bnar.org  with a copy to BNAR Chief Executive Officer, John Leonardi at jleonardi@bnar.org for consideration to run in this years’ elections.  Nomination forms for the 2024 elections are due June 15, 2024.  Nominating Committee Chair is Rosalind Burgin.

Congratulations to  our newly elected Directors: Annabelle Aquilina, John Gerace, Judy Lee and Bret Llewellyn who will be serving three year terms starting in 2024.  Directors at Large representing their companies is Peter Hunt and Matt Whitehead for a one year term.  

NYSAR Directors

NYSAR Director Elections will take place on July 24, 2024 - here is a list of our current NYSAR Directors and their terms

Revisions to BNAR Bylaws

The BNAR Board of Directors recommends changes to the BNAR Bylaws.  Notice was sent to voting members with the summary of changes.  Here is the links to details on the proposed revisions.  If there are no objections to the proposed amendment, no further action is required.  For questions or objections contact Chief Executive Officer,  John Leonardi, at BNAR.

Genesee Valley Chapter

The Genesee Valley Chapter (not currently in existence) is the rural voice for real estate in all legislative and regulatory matters, and in the support of private property rights. Here are the guidelines for the chapter.

Travel Reports

The leadership of BNAR represents its members through attendance at National and New York State Association of REALTORS® meetings and conferences. Here is the 2024 Expense Report to download that our Directors need to be turned into the BNAR within 25 days of travel for the upcoming NYSAR Mid Winter and Fall Meetings.  (expense report example)

BNAR Committee Leaders

Here is a roster our 2024 Committee Chairs, Co-Chairs and Vice Chairs

NYSAR Committee Members

Here is a roster of NYSAR's Committee Members.  Committee members from BNAR have been dotted.

Board of Directors Information

The links below are .pdf files for the policies and procedures for Board Meetings, election meeting guidelines, chart of precedence for motions, travel policy, business expense report forms, etc.