June 1 marked the second meeting back in person for the HAR Montgomery County Area Networking Group, and after a bit of a slow start in April, Montgomery County REALTORS® showed up in full force to hear a legislative update from one of the area’s most beloved elected officials, Texas State Senator Brandon Creighton. In fact, more than 90 HAR members filed into the Dosey Doe Big Barn on the morning of June 1st to network, have brunch, listen to the Senator’s comments, and even ask him some questions of their own.

The first hour of the morning was full of networking and brunching. There were lots of catching up between old friends. Many of the first-time attendees got to meet and chat with some of the area’s most distinguished REALTORS® including Ms. Vicki Fullerton, who was recently honored in Washington DC as the recipient of the NAR FPC Meritorious Service Award, the highest honor given to a Federal Political Coordinator (FPC). Then, food was served. As always, the brunch buffet provided by the staff at Dosey Doe was fantastic! After everyone had a chance to get their plate and find a seat, the program began.

Updates were provided by Montgomery County Area Networking Meeting Chair, Amanda Boyd, who is also the 2022 Chair of the Montgomery County PAAL. She discussed past and upcoming area networking meetings before sharing some experiences from the PAAL committee, including some of the time and hard work they have been contributing for HAR Recommended Candidates throughout Montgomery County. Next, Director of Political Affairs & TREPAC Karen Driscoll and TREPAC Trustee Deborah Spangler gave a TREPAC update that included our current fundraising numbers for the year and details about the upcoming Montgomery County Bowl-a-Thon which is happening on September 9 at Bowlero in the Woodlands. 

Lastly, the crowd heard from Sen. Brandon Creighton. Sen. Creighton was born and raised in Montgomery County, is a graduate of Conroe High School, and has served in the state legislature since 2007. He initially served in the Texas House of Representatives for four terms before being elected to serve Senate District 4 in 2014. Sen. Creighton is a staunch supporter of private property rights and has been supported by HAR for many years.  In his presentation, he discussed issues to be on the lookout for as we head toward the next legislative session including his thoughts on appraisals, property taxes, crime, infrastructure, and affordable housing. Before wrapping up, Sen. Creighton took questions from the audience. Unfortunately, time ran out before everyone was able to ask their questions, but Sen. Creighton was kind enough to stay after the meeting to answer any further questions the HAR members in attendance had for him.  

HAR Area Networking groups are a great way for REALTORS® who live in one of the many outlying areas of Greater Houston to network and stay up to date with their community. Along with the Montgomery County group, there are groups in the Bay Area, Lake Houston, Fort Bend, and more! 

For more information and to register for a meeting visit www.har.com/areanetworking.