REALTOR® Deana Gauze, a licensed real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group of Champaign, has been named the 2020 REALTOR® of the Year for the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®. Gauze received the award on September 16, 2020.
The award is based on involvement to the REALTOR® Association, the real estate industry and contributions to the community.
Gauze received her real estate license in 2001. She has served on numerous committees for the Champaign County Association of REALTORS® as chairman of the Public Relations Committee and as a member of the Grievance and Professional Standard Committees and Member Services Member Involvement Group. Gauze currently serves on the CCAR Professional Development Involvement Group and has been the Special Projects Working Group Chairperson for the past two years.
In the community, Gauze has volunteered at the Eastern Illinois Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Lifeline Connect and WBGL. She is an active member and leader at her church, the Sangamon Valley Christian Center.
“This year we recognize Deana Gauze as our REALTOR of the Year® for her invaluable contributions to the real estate industry and to the Champaign area community,” said REALTOR® Julie Roth, president of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS®.
Gauze will be recognized at the 2021 Illinois REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year banquet in Springfield.
Other individuals recognized include:
REALTOR® Debbie Estes, a broker with RE/MAX Realty Associates of Champaign received the R.O.O.K.I.E. of the Year award. The award is presented annually to a new REALTOR® who has been in the industry no more than two years but who has actively served on Association committees.
REALTOR® Casey Ryan, a broker with RE/MAX Realty Associates of Mahomet, received the Affiliate C.H.O.I.C.E. Award. The award is recognized annually to a REALTOR® selected by affiliate members in recognition of his or her outstanding service to the real estate industry.
Suzanne Stachura of Busey Bank of Mahomet received the Affiliate of the Year Award. The award is bestowed on a CCAR affiliate member each year in recognition for their contribution to furthering the local real estate professional through participation in Association activities and committees and assisting REALTOR® members.
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