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Joining a committee is a great way to get involved. Below is a list of the various active committees that all depend on the hard work of member volunteers to make the chapter flourish.

Your input and guidance is vital! Your involvement in one or more committees helps ensure that EM NARI remains a strong and vibrant association. Additionally, the committees offer excellent networking opportunities.


Develops and implements plans and events to grow the membership, serve the current members, and promote member renewals.


Plans the monthly dinner meetings including their format, topics, and guest speaker participation. Included under the Programs committee are the CotY Awards and Golf Tournament, however each of these have their own separate subcommittee:

CotY Awards

Plans all aspects of the annual EM CotY Awards program, from entry packets and judging to hosting the Evening of Excellence including all aspects of promotion and logistics.

Golf Tournament

Plans the Chapter's annual golf tournament as a positive networking and social event for the membership as well as a fundraiser that helps meet the financial needs of the organization.


Coordinates Chapter education and certification programs, including the Certification Study Groups, as well as the monthly educational seminars.

Public Relations

Charged with obtaining visibility and positive press coverage for the chapter, its programs and events. Also included under the PR committee are the Website, Newsletter and Community Service Projects.


Responsible for overseeing the new website development project and ongoing maintenance to keep the website updated and fresh.


Consults as needed with production, editorial, and advertising sales for the monthly newsletter.

Government Affairs

Monitors and reports on relevant legislative, governmental, and regulatory issues, primarily at the state level, that impact the remodeling industry. Acts as an industry representative advocating for the best interests of the industry.


Within prescribed guidelines, responds to all issues that may arise with regard to complaints about a member, specifically a consumer grievance or member-to-member grievance.

EM NARI 2014 Committees Chairs

Membership Jim Lavallee - Chair
Jim Lavallee Plumbing & Heating
Public Relations Von Salmi - Chair
Von Salmi & Associates

George Lellios – Co-Chair
Audio Concepts
(617) 599-6369
Government Affairs Mark Paskell - Chair
The Contractor Coaching Partnership
CotY Amy McFadden - Chair
Amy McFadden Interior Design
(617) 634-9913
Education Thomas Buckborough, CRPM, CKD, GCP, CR
Thomas Buckborough & Associates
Executive Director Michelle Glassburn

To become involved with a committee, please contact the EM NARI Chapter office
at 508-907-6249 or chapter@emnari.org.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors