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Staten Island REALTOR John Vernazza appointed NYSAR Metropolitan Region vice president

Feb 10, 2016
Albany, NY – Feb. 10, 2016 – John Vernazza, BCREP, CBR, e-PRO, Green, GRI, SRES, of Staten Island took the oath of office Monday, Feb. 8, as the 2016 Metropolitan Region vice president of the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) during the association’s inauguration ceremony held in conjunction with its business meetings at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY.
Vernazza, a REALTOR® for 15 years, is the owner of Vernazza Real Estate in Staten Island, NY. 
He is an active member and 2009 past president of the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR), having served as chair of several committees including public relations and nominating as well as the Board Certifications Task Force. He has also served on numerous committees including strategic planning, MLS rules, and budget and finance. He was named SIBOR’s 2010 REALTOR® of the Year. 
Vernazza is an active member of NYSAR, serving as a director since 2008. He has also served on numerous committees including organizational planning, legislative steering and education management. He is a past member of the NYSAR REALTORS® Honor Society.
He has served as a director for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and on the NAR Conventional Finance and Lending Committee. Vernazza has also served as a Federal Political Coordinator for New York’s 11th Congressional District on behalf of NAR. 
Active in his community, Vernazza is a registered South Shore Rotarian and is a past recipient of the Rotarian of the Year award and the Car Rosenberger Rotary Service above Self award. In 2014, he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow, the most prestigious award a Rotarian can receive. He is also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, the Staten Island Zoo, and is a former director for the Staten Island Center of Independent Living. 
The New York State Association of REALTORS® is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 50,000 of New York State’s real estate professionals. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark, which identifies real estate professionals who subscribe to a strict code of ethics as members of the National Association of REALTORS®. These REALTORS® are also members of the New York State Association of REALTORS® as well as their local board or association of REALTORS®.
Salvatore I. Prividera Jr.
Director of Communications 
New York State Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
130 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12210
518-463-0300x208 office
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