Government Affairs Committee


The Government Affairs Committee works to expand the Association’s sphere of influence in local and regional public policy areas. It focuses on issues affecting communities throughout the Association’s jurisdiction.

Core Activities

The Government Affairs Committee meets once a month to discuss housing, real estate-related public policy issues facing municipalities in our 12-county territory. In addition, committee members work with the Government Affairs team to develop SPAAR policies on real estate issues for adoption by the Committee and the Association.

Candidate Endorsement

The committee also contributes to SPAAR’s Candidate Endorsement process. During this process, SPAAR’s Government Affairs Team works to identify candidates for Mayor, County Commissioner, and City Council who will be Realtor® champions.


In addition to the general Government Affairs committee, there are three subcommittees. These subcommittees are dedicated to a region of SPAAR’s territory and focus on issues in those areas. They are the Northern, Southern and Central Subcommittees.


Government Affairs Team

The committee also helps to guide the Government Affairs team at SPAAR on how best to address local legislation that affects property rights, housing and real estate.


Join The Committee


Committee Members

Staff Liaisons –  Simon Opatz and Becky Wegscheid

Chair – Anthony Khambata

Vice Chair – Paige Kahle

Member – Kenneth Alger

Member – Laura Berger

Member – James Cormier

Member – Monique Garza

Member – Dennis Mathis

Member – James Reiter

Member – Cheryl Retterath

Member – Sara Rostance

Member – Aaron Rouser

Member – Jerry Teeson

Member – John Tschida

Member – Colin Voerding

Member – Brian Wagner

Member – Diana Wiebe

Member – James Yacoub

Member – Kathryn Zebrev