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Meetings with Legislators
Great American Realtor Days (GARD) is held during Florida's legislative session in Tallahassee. Realtors visit the Capitol to meet with legislators on pending real estate legislation. Next year's Legislative Session dates are January 12 through March 11. The dates for GARD are January 12 and 13, 2016. Download the GARD handout for the schedule and other information.
Registration is $50 in advance and $55 on-site. The fee covers all materials, talking points, Legislative Issues Briefing, Lunch and Block Party. Registration is anticipated to open September 14.
Key Contacts are a direct link to your Legislators. Legislative visits during GARD are scheduled by local Association Key Contacts. If you are a Key Contact and have scheduled a Legislative visit, please notify the Tallahassee Office of Public Policy at 850-224-1400, or email Amy Glover at firstname.lastname@example.org
. A list of scheduled Legislative appointments will be available here.
Realtor Days Events
Legislative issue briefings are held to provide timely information on current legislative priorities. A pre-recorded Legislative Issues Briefing will be available here for viewing the week prior to GARD. A live briefing will take place at the Leon County Civic Center on January 12.
Due to possible weather disruptions, lunch will be held at the Civic Center following the Legislative Issues Briefing, rather than at the Capitol Courtyard. The Nationally acclaimed Political Comedy Troupe "The Capitol Steps" will perform.
A festive street party with food, drinks and music is held for all attendees, legislators and their staff. Food and drink stations are available for sponsorship by local associations. Download the sponsor form if your local Association would like to participate.
Transportation to Tallahassee
Florida Realtors supplements Association transportation costs. If your Association charters a bus to bring members to GARD, Florida Realtors reimburses up to $500 of the Association's bus expense. Download the transportation reimbursement form
Transportation and Parking During GARD
Parking will be available at the Civic Center with shuttle service to the Capitol and other event locations. The shuttle will run continuously from 8 am until 7:30 pm on January 12 and 8 am until 4 pm on January 13.
If you have questions regarding Great American Realtor Days, please contact Suzanne Hughes in the Tallahassee Office of Public Policy at 850.224.1400, or email@example.com