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2024 Ballot for Open Seats

Voting for Open Seats on the 2024 LUTAR Board of Directors begins TODAY, November 17th and runs through noon on November 30, 2023.

Before you click on the link that takes you to the voting form, please take a moment to review information pertaining to all of the candidates below.  You will also have the option on the voting form to write in a candidate for each open seat.

President Elect (1 vote)
President Elect Candidate(s)
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Michael Young

A significant part of Michael’s career was spent in the financial industry, starting with an operations position at the National Bank of Detroit and culminating as a First Vice President at Standard Federal Bank, which later merged with LaSalle Bank / Bank of America.  His financial background involved more than 25 years of operations experience, encompassing the management of over one hundred employees and several bank vendor relationships.    

Michael is a lifelong resident of South Eastern Michigan.  Coupled with his financial experience, this provides a unique perspective on the client/customer relationship required in the Real Estate Market.  Now, with over sixteen years of Real Estate experience, his current sales position at H W Realty LLC allows him to serve the Lapeer, Genesee, and Oakland County markets in a manner that promotes positive economic and community growth.

 

Michael has served on the LUTAR Board for over ten years and is currently serving as the Realcomp President.      

Treasurer (1 vote)
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Victor Carpenter

The Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association of Realtors represent each of us in our daily business activity. The Board of Directors is responsible for how the day-to-day activity impacts the members.  They are also responsible for setting the short and long term goals of the Association, how to meet those goals and how they impact each of us. Board members must remain business neutral and work for the common good of all members and associate members. I feel my prior experience with project management and long term planning is a valuable asset to the board and all members of the association.

  • Life-long resident of Lapeer County - currently living in Oregon Township with my wife Cheryl. (also a Lapeer native)

  • Attended Lapeer Public School

  • Served four years in the United States Air Force

  • Served on the Supervisory Committee and Board of Directors of the Lapeer County Community Credit Union

  • Served on the Board of Directors of Security Credit Union

  • A current member of American Legion Post 16 in Lapeer

  • Member of LUTAR since 2003

  • Served on several LUTAR committees

  • Currently participating on RealComp MLS committee

  • Currently serving on the Board of Directors of LUTAR in the capacity of Treasurer

  • Retired from the State of Michigan - Department of Treasury with 35+ years of service

Treasurer Candidate(s)
Secretary (1 vote)
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Secretary Candidate(s)
Shelley Watson

I have been a resident of Lapeer for nearly 20 years. As a full time, wife and mother of 2, I began working in the field of real estate as a Property Manager several years ago, became an unlicensed assistant while I worked toward obtaining my real estate license, and I won the LUTAR Rookie of the Year award my first year in real estate.  Since that time, I won many awards including Top Producer for Exit Realty Group, Top 100 Club for Exit Realty International, and consistently earned the Top 5 in Michigan award for both listings and sales for several years in a row.  My passion for real estate has driven me to also focus my attention on the industry as a whole.  I have served on the Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association of Realtors Board of Directors for several years as Secretary, Treasurer, President and Past President.  I also currently serve on the Professional Standards Committee, as well as the Board of Governors representing our Shareholder’s interest in Realcomp. My community is also very important to me, and I have been active in the participation of a Habitat for Humanity build, as well as other volunteer activities.  I put 110% into everything I do and would therefore make an excellent choice to serve on the LUTAR board.

3 Year Director (2 votes)
3 Year Director Candidates
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Nancy Fritz

Associate Broker/J. McLeod Realty, Inc.

BACKGROUND

         Licensed as salesperson in 1971/Associate Broker 1973

         46 years of real estate experience with J. McLeod Realty, Inc., Millington Office

         Office Manager since 1974

         Member St. Paul Lutheran Church of Millington

 

EDUCATION

         Graduated Caro Community Schools 1969

         Attended Michigan State University 1970-1974

 

DESIGNATIONS

         Graduate of Realtor Institute I,II and III 1977

         ABR Accredited Buyers Representative 1998

         Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) 1999

         E-Pro Designation 2003

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATIONS

         Millington Chamber of Commerce since 1974

         PTL secretary 1988-1996

         Parent’s Advisory Committee for Tuscola ISD 1985-1999 continue on in an advisory

capacity

         Millington School Improvement Committee 1997-2010

         Millington Downtown Development Authority (DDA) secretary 1995-2010

         Lapeer and Upper Thumb  Board of Realtors

         Served 1995 to present

         Served on Board of Directors 1995-2006 2010-present

         President of the Board 2006, 2009, 2016

         Realtor of the Year 1982, 1994, 2006, 2013, 2015

         Past President Professional Standards Committee

         Current Ombudsman for Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association

         Flint Area Association of Realtors

         2006 to present

         Ethics Committee member 1997 to present

         Real Comp Board Member

         2009 to present

         Tuscola County’s #1 Agent consecutively for over 16 years

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Frank Choate

I have been a member of the real estate community for over 20 years.

I have served the board off and on for a decade.

I am a member of numerous organizations including the Masons & Veterans of Foreign

Wars.

I have served in many capacities with charitable fund raising events.

I enjoy what I do.

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