Central Mississippi REALTORS® Annual Meeting & Luncheon Presentation by José Alvarez, HUD Regional Administrator
Central Mississippi REALTORS® (CMR) will host its Annual Meeting and Member Luncheon on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm, at the Jackson Convention Complex. Members will convene to hear industry updates, participate in networking opportunities, and more.
This year’s annual meeting includes a keynote presentation by HUD Regional Administrator José Alvarez. Alvarez will share insights on the Biden- Harris Administration’s Build Back Better agenda outlining historic investments in housing construction and rehabilitation, economic development, and community revitalization.
Central Mississippi REALTORS® Board President Schneika N. Stokes encourages members to attend to gain insight on important updates which speak to the association’s efforts to help build communities in our ten-county area. “We’re pleased to have José Alvarez speak to our eager members on vital updates regarding the real estate community,” said Stokes. “Mr. Alvarez has a wealth of knowledge and has advocated for affordable housing initiatives, fair labor practices, and diversified economic growth.
Registration for the meeting and luncheon is limited to 250 people. The meeting is open to CMR members and their guests, as well as public officials. The fee for guest registration is $30.00. Members can register by visiting the Eventbrite site at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-meeting-luncheon-registration-417114870807.
About Jose’ Alvarez
José Alvarez was born in Havana, Cuba, and came to the United States as a child. Alvarez is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and a small business owner who had the privilege of serving his industry and community by taking part in numerous home ownership and business growth initiatives. Among numerous appointments to industry committees and boards, he’s served on the Florida Association of Realtors® Board of Directors, the Osceola County Association of Realtors Board of Directors, and in 2009 he was elected to serve as President of the Osceola County Association of Realtors®. Throughout Alvarez’s 20+ years as a Realtor®, he has participated in numerous homeownership initiatives.
In 2012, Alvarez was elected to the Kissimmee City Commission, where he championed diversified economic growth, affordable housing and homelessness initiatives, sustainable environmental policies, and fair labor practices. In 2016, he was elected to serve as City of Kissimmee Mayor, becoming the city’s first Hispanic Mayor. Over the years, Alvarez has served numerous causes, boards, and committees throughout Osceola County. From multi-million-dollar endeavors to life-changing initiatives, through his various board memberships and affiliations, Alvarez has been responsible for advising CEOs and lawmakers, contributing to strategic plans, approving budgets and business decisions, evaluating management, and representing his charge to stakeholders. Alvarez’ true passion is the people he represents.