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Inman selected to participate in 2021 NAR Leadership Academy

Congratulations to Mike Inman, of Salvisa, and member of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR), for his selection into the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2021 Leadership Academy class. Twenty-five REALTORS® from across the country have been chosen to participate in the 10-month program designed to prepare emerging state and local volunteers for future leadership roles at NAR. The program will begin in January 2021 and culminate at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference and Expo in San Diego next November.

"NAR's Leadership Academy provides one-on-one experiences and tools that equip volunteer leaders for future opportunities at the state, local and national level," said NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. "Volunteer leaders are crucial to our industry and by better understanding the needs and strategies of our trade association, Leadership Academy graduates can affect change at all levels of the organization."

The program helps participants develop, enhance and hone their leadership skills while becoming familiar with the history and inner-workings of NAR and its leadership structure. A total of eight comprehensive, interactive online courses and in-person experiences will help prepare graduates to represent NAR and its 1.3 million members in the years to come - continuing the association's long-standing and successful volunteer leadership structure.

Inman becomes only the second Kentucky member to be selected for this prestigious program, following Carl Tackett of Georgetown, also an LBAR member, who was a member of the inaugural class in 2008.

“Mike is a true asset to our Association,” said Greg Buchanan, LBAR’s 2020 president. “He is passionate about this industry and is continuously looking for opportunities to bring about positive change to real estate and the community through his involvement. NAR got it right when they selected Mike for next year’s class.”

The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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