More than 200,000 trees will be planted in Idaho National Forests this year as part of the 1.575 million tree pledge made by the National Association of REALTORS® in its joint initiative with the National Forest Foundation. These trees will support reforestation efforts in both the Boise and Nez-Perce Clearwater National Forests following the 2016 Pioneer Fire and 2021 Johnson Creek Fire.
2:30 – 3:00pm MT
Visit the table in front of the Grand Ballroom entrance to check in and collect your free raffle entry.
3:00 - 3:10pm MT
Welcome and Opening Words
- Tracy Kasper, 2023 National Association of REALTORS® President-elect, AHWD, C2EX, SFR, CIPS, CRS, GRI
- Debbi Myers, 2023 Boise Regional REALTORS® President, MRP
- Lisa Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Boise Regional REALTORS®
3:10 - 3:20pm MT
Introduction to the National Tree Planting Initiative
- Mindy Crowell, Reforestation Partnerships Director, National Forest Foundation (NFF)
- Amanda Stinton, Director of Sustainability and Leadership, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), ePRO, GREEN
3:20 - 4:00pm MT
Sustainability and the State of Idaho
This discussion will explore sustainability and resiliency issues impacting the State of Idaho and how they are addressed.
- Moderator: Gail Hartnett, REALTOR®, AHWD, MRP, CRS, PMN
- Speakers: Elaine Clegg, CEO, Valley Regional Transit; Karlee May, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Idaho District Council; Daniel Roop, Sustainability Specialist, Treasure Valley Canopy Network and the City of Boise
4:00 - 4:10pm MT
4:10 – 4:50pm MT
Residential Resilience and Community Stewardship
This discussion will explore how local initiatives, policies, and programs directly impact the development, purchase, and sale of property.
- Moderator: Georgia Meacham, REALTOR®, C2EX, AHWD, ePRO, SFR, CRS, GRI, PMN
- Speakers: Denise Lundy, 2023 Idaho Association of REALTORS® President, C2EX, GRI; Steve Hubble, Climate Action Manager, City of Boise, Brett Van Paepeghem; South Idaho Project Manager, Firewise Idaho
4:50 – 5:00pm MT
Sustainability Strategy at the National Association of REALTORS®
- Denise Lundy, 2023 Idaho Association of REALTORS® President, C2EX, GRI
- Tracy Kasper, 2023 National Association of REALTORS® President-Elect, AHWD, C2EX, SFR, CIPS, CRS, GRI
5:00 – 6:00pm MT
Networking, Beverages, and Hors d’oeuvres
- Abby Schembra, Reforestation Partnerships Coordinator, National Forest Foundation