The California Distinguished REALTOR® Award is the highest recognition that C.A.R. can bestow on a member.
To be considered for the honor, potential recipients: Must have been a California REALTOR® for at least 20 years Must have demonstrated outstanding service to C.A.R. for at least 15 of those 20 years. Must be a C.A.R. Director for Life Must be a current, active C.A.R. member in good standing
In addition, the award shall not be given posthumously and, finally, the award shall not be given to the C.A.R. President, President-Elect, Past President, Honorary President, current Treasurer, or to more than one recipient in any year.
2014 RICK VIOLETT, Pacific West 2013 DEBORAH RITCHEY, Berkeley 2012 CARYLON DOPP, West Contra Costa 2011 MARY CHATTON BROWN, Contra Costa 2010 MARY FUNK, Southland Regional 2009 JEANNETTE WAY, Northern Solano County 2008 LESLIE MUNGER, California Desert 2007 SHARON BOWLER, Citrus Valley 2006 LARRY FARGHER, Santa Clara County 2005 THOMAS CARNAHAN, Southland Regional 2004 RICHARD SAX, San Francisco 2003 ANNETTE GRAW, South Bay 2002 CAROLYN D'AGOSTA, North San Diego County 2001 TED LORING, Humboldt 2000 SHIRLEY LONG, Orange County 1999 *BETTY "BJ" JOHNSON, North San Diego County 1998 MARY AILEEN MATHEIS, Irvine 1997 THOMAS BERGE, Alhambra 1996 *TRUMAN BROOKS, Chula Vista 1995 PEPPY MAYER, Fremont 1994 JENNIE STABILE, Tarzana 1993 ALEXANDER MANOS, Sr., Westlake Village 1992 EDWARD HERON, Santa Barbara 1991 *BARBARA MOSS, Long Beach