Community News

Read about SPAAR members, the good work done in the communities where you live and work, and the many community partnerships in which you are involved.

Community Engagement welcomes all to be involved

SPAAR seeks and provides opportunities for you to be involved in outreach and invested in the communities in which you live and work.

Find out how you can be involved by contacting Joe McKinley, Vice President of Advocacy and Community Engagement, at

2021 Fair Housing Coloring Contest

Rules, Prizes, and Additional Information
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The Importance of Fair Housing

Fair housing extends beyond just April.
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Fairhaven simulation sheds light on discriminatory practices in real estate

Fairhaven is an interactive online simulation where learners confront discrimination in real estate from the point of view of both agent and client.
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SPAAR’s REALTORS® Charitable Foundation honors grant recipients

SPAAR’s REALTORS® Charitable Foundation provides grants to Mapping Prejudice, Housing First Minnesota Foundation and Safe Summer Nights.
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Thank you, Amy Peterson

As the year comes to a close so, too, does Amy Peterson’s multi-year role as president of SPAAR’s REALTORS® Charitable Foundation for which she deserves much gratitude.
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Michael Hunstad has been named SPAAR Hero for March 2018

Michael is extremely involved in helping to make his community a better place. He has been instrumental in growing Toys for Joy into a year-round community program that has been thriving since 1986.
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Tom Wilkinson has been named SPAAR Hero for May 2018

A veteran himself, Tom feels a personal commitment to helping other veterans and has volunteered his time, talent and money to do so.
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Susan Gonyea has been named SPAAR Hero for April 2019

Sue's experience as educator and passion for community service encourages the next generation of volunteers.
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Edina Realty in Roseville is SPAAR Hero for December 2017

The entire Edina Realty – Roseville office comes together to help feed the homeless on a weekly basis.  They’ve been doing so every week—all year long—since 2013.
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