RENO – The Nevada Association of REALTORS (NVAR) honored its leading members at an awards event in Reno on Friday, naming longtime industry leader Kolleen Kelley its 2014 Nevada REALTOR of the Year and recognizing others from around the state for their continued service to their association, their profession and their communities.
Kelley, a longtime Las Vegas REALTOR, served as NVAR’s 2014 president after being president-elect in 2013. She is also a past president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS (GLVAR) and has volunteered on numerous GLVAR and NVAR committees. She works at Golden Real Estate and Investments in Las Vegas.
At its annual awards event held Dec. 5 at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NVAR also presented awards to the following longtime members
- Dave Tina – Nevada Distinguished REALTOR Award for ongoing and consistent service to NVAR and the real estate profession. Tina, who has more than 36 years of real estate experience, is the corporate broker of Urban Nest Realty in Las Vegas, which he runs with his son, David J. Tina. He has held several leadership positions in state and local associations, including serving as 2013 president of the GLVAR.
- Kenneth Gragson – REALTOR Active in Politics Award for government affairs advocacy and activities. Gragson, a Nevada REALTOR since 1969 now working for the Las Vegas real estate firm of Barrett & Co., was honored for playing a leading role in the association’s government affairs initiatives supporting private property rights and other causes that are vital to the industry.
- Patty Kelley – Joe Nolan Award recognizing spirit, passion and professionalism in serving fellow REALTORS in Nevada. Patty Kelley, who is not related to Kolleen Kelley, is also a former GLVAR president. She and her husband, Keith, also a past president of both NVAR and GLVAR, run their own Southern Nevada-based real estate firm, Kelley & Associates.
- Scott Beaudry – REALTOR Achievement Award for outstanding service to local and state associations, as chosen by NVAR’s president. Beaudry, a longtime local REALTOR, is a broker at Universal Realty in Las Vegas. He has also been elected to serve as GLVAR’s president-elect for 2015.
About the NVAR
The Nevada Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade association with more than 14,000 members. NVAR is committed to protecting, promoting and preserving our communities. Visit www.NVAR.org.