The statewide Nevada REALTORS® (NVR) honored its top members at a virtual awards event this week, naming industry leader Chris Bishop as its Nevada REALTOR® of the Year and recognizing others from around the state for their continued service to their association, their profession and their communities.
Bishop, of Las Vegas, served as 2020 president of NVR after being president-elect the previous year. He is also a past president of Las Vegas REALTORS® (LVR) and has volunteered on numerous local, state and national association committees.
The state association also presented awards to the following NVR members:
· Vandana Bhalla – REALTOR® Active in Politics Award for government affairs advocacy. Bhalla, of Las Vegas, was honored for playing a leading role in the association’s initiatives supporting private property rights and other causes considered vital to the industry.
· Molly Hamrick – REALTOR® Achievement Award for outstanding service to local and state associations, as chosen by NVR’s president. Hamrick, of Las Vegas, has volunteered countless hours this year addressing issues related to the pandemic, eviction moratoriums and other topics.
· Bob Hamrick – Nolan/Reiss Award recognizing spirit, passion and professionalism in serving fellow REALTORS®. Bob Hamrick, husband and business partner of Molly Hamrick, is a longtime industry and association leader.
· John Graham – Nevada Distinguished REALTOR® Award recognizing an NVR member who consistently contributes to the association and the real estate profession. Graham, of Reno, was nominated before passing away earlier this year. His award was presented this week to his wife, Helen Graham, also a longtime Northern Nevada REALTOR® and local and state association leader.
· Kirsten Childers – Inspiring New Leader of Tomorrow Award. Childers, of Reno, was honored for her considerable contributions so early in her career and for demonstrating strong leadership qualities.
· Stephanie Grant and Marissa Lostra – Outstanding Leadership Alumni Award. Grant, of Las Vegas, and Lostra, of Elko, were honored for being outstanding examples of NVR’s program to develop future leaders.
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