April 4, 2018
Announcing 2018 Portland First Citizen Recipient, Bill Russell
Join PMAR Thursday, April 26, to honor
2018 Portland First Citizen, Bill Russell. Bill is the Executive Director of Union Gospel Mission and the co-founder of LifeChange, a
nationally recognized faith based and
long-term recovery program. PMAR is proud to recognize citizens who make a difference in our community. Come hear his story and be inspired.

Attain Your PMAR HOWNW.COM™ Certified Specialist Designation
Don't miss this limited opportunity to
earn your HCS designation! This class
was developed to help Realtors®
address buyers' concerns about homeownership affordability and to provide practical hands-on information about financing programs and products that may help financially challenged or first time homebuyers in the Portland metropolitan region.

Around The Region
by Daryl Winand
In this Around the Region we take a look at the several tolling concepts being
proposed by the Oregon Department of
Transportation to alleviate traffic congestion. In addition, Washington County Chairman Andy Duyck gave his last "State of the County" address covering topics that included growth, transportation, housing, water, and the event center.

How a Growing Chorus Paved the Way to Fair Housing
Looking back on the fifty years since the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, it’s easy to recognize the line in the sand that was drawn when President Lyndon B. Johnson’s pen made the bill into law. Before that day, housing discrimination was integral to the way real estate business was conducted, and afterwards, the law signaled that such practices were no longer tolerable. 

Oregon Smoke & CO Alarm Requirement Training Opportunity
The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is offering free training on – Oregon Smoke
& Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law Requirements When Selling or Renting a Home. Real estate
agents will receive one continuing education hour in Real Estate Consumer Protection. Classes are available throughout Oregon from April to June.

Join The Young Professionals Network
The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a fun, energetic group of Realtors® who want to connect, network and educate themselves by hosting events in the Portland metro area. YPN has many exciting events coming up including August's River Boat Cruise and this April's Real Estate Roundtable ! Don't miss out!

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Fantastic Realtor® Benefits from NAR & OAR
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Sign Up for the Rental Services Commission Email List 
Want to stay up to date on Portland’s Rental Services Commission? Sign up to receive notices, meeting agendas and material. The Rental Services Commission (RSC) serves as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. RSC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited.