Get Involved with NARI of Greater Chicagoland
There are so MANY ways to get involved with NARI of Greater Chicagoland! Attending meetings and events is a great first step, but did you know that every chapter program is coordinated by a committee of current members?!
NARIGC exists thanks to the efforts of our volunteer leaders! From committee membership to officer positions, there are plenty of ways to leave your mark in NARIGC history.
Join a Chapter Committee
Committee membership is an essential tool in assisting you with making the most of your membership. By becoming an active committee member, you can meet new members, share ideas, network with your peers, and contribute your expertise to NARI of Greater Chicagoland and your industry.
List of Chapter Committees
The Member Engagement Committee is responsible for the direction and development of NARIGC education and social programs outside of the chapter’s signature annual events including specifying requirements, recommending fees, monitoring progress, marketing, and promotion of the program(s). These committee members are the strategic visionaries of NARIGC, ensuring we are seeing “the forest through the trees” and aligning our volunteer efforts with our strategic growth plan.
The COTY Committee oversees and facilitates the marketing, submission, review, and judging of the COTY award applications. The COTY Committee also oversees and facilitates the COTY Awards Annual Gala event/meeting which is our formally dressed, high-octane event that promotes our premiere sponsors and provides a ceremonial presentation of chapter COTY awards and President’s awards.
The Summer Social Committee oversees and facilitates our annual Summer Social event/meeting. The Summer Social is relaxing evening of fun and networking while celebrating Chicagoland in the summertime.
The Design Night Committee oversees and facilitates our inaugural Design Night event/meeting. Design Night is a new beginning for NARIGC! This will be an evening solely focused on the design-side of our industry. Industry professionals can promote their brands, participate in roundtables and lectures, educate about best practices in design, and network with their peers.
The Education Expo Committee oversees and facilitates our annual Education Expo event/meeting. This is a one-day conference that offers up to four (4) continuing education credits (CEUs) to our members. It involves top-notch speakers and industry-experts and gives our attendees the opportunity to connect with and learn about the newest products, materials, technology, and services. Our inaugural event in 2022 quickly became the premier industry educational event for residential remodelers in Chicagoland!
The Annual Meeting Committee oversees and facilitates the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is typically held in November. The Chair is the incoming President for the following year. The Annual Meeting is our only members-only event where we engage our top speaker for the year, conduct leadership elections, and the incoming President provides their strategic plan to membership for the upcoming year.
Become an Officer or Board Member
The NARIGC Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association and ultimately, controls the direction of the Association. Being an elected officer of NARI of Greater Chicagoland is an honor and a privilege, as general membership entrusts the Board of Directors with the strategic operation of the chapter.
Suggested Qualifications for Elected Positions:
- It is strongly encouraged that a candidate has completed at least one full year on a NARIGC Committee prior to the election at the Board of Directors Annual Meeting.