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.

2021 Incoming Leadership Workshop

BNAR Officers

Election of Officers will take place at the November 2, 2021 BNAR Board of Director meeting.  Only voting members on the Board of Directors are eligible to vote for Officer. Voted in as Officers is:


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 Nominating Committee Chair, Donna Littlefield at with a copy to BNAR Chief Executive Officer, John Leonardi at for consideration to run in this years’ elections.

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 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 are the reports from the most recent meetings.

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.