Legislative Meeting

February 13–15, 2018
Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY.

Registration closed 2/8/2018

Last updated 2/12/2018


Kentucky REALTORS®’ Legislative & Business Meeting is your premier opportunity to:

>  Meet & greet your state leaders and many other elected officials
>  Share your REALTOR® concerns directly with legislators
>  Support legislation & issues important to real estate in Kentucky
>  Ensure policymakers hear your REALTOR® voice
>  Increase the influence & clout of REALTORS® throughout Kentucky

This meeting features a who’s who in the political arena ... from elected officials to regulators to representatives from the Democrat and Republican parties. The three-day event offers you the opportunity to gain insights into what’s happening in Frankfort. REALTOR® members will be available to meet personally with elected officials. You will also be involved in discussions and decision making on how KYR evolves throughout the year by attending committee meetings and information sessions and have the chance to participate in a special legislative reception to network with the lawmakers from your region.

The meetings are open to all REALTORS® who wish to attend. Bus transportation will be provided to the to the Capitol for the Hill Visits on Wednesday morning and the Legislative Reception on Wednesday evening.

The February Legislative & Business Meeting is the first meeting of the year and a great opportunity to meet with your legislators and network with fellow REALTORS. 

Doing it again in 2018! REALTOR® Rally on Wednesday
On Wednesday, February 14, KYR is putting together several events so our members can have an even bigger voice with legislators in Frankfort. KYR is emphasizing deeper and more engaging political involvement from members and is requesting your commitment to attend. Bus transportation will be provided by KYR to and from Frankfort.
REALTOR® Rally in the Capitol Rotunda - KYR is putting together a list of speakers that will address issues in real estate. This will be a great opportunity to pack the Capitol building with members to show our support for the real estate industry.
REALTOR® picture at the Capitol - all members are invited to attend - the more who show up, the more impact we will have. This group photo has become a popular keepsake for many of the members who attend and highlights the influence we have when we arrive for our meetings.

Hill Visits - each local association arranges visits with members of their delegation to voice their thoughts and give feedback on issues important to the industry (please work with your local association to plan schedules). This is a great time to sit down with your legislator and let them know how important real estate is to the economy.
Post Hill Visit Debriefing - join KYR for follow-up discussions from each region to hear about legislative meetings, Hill Visit successes and key issues.


Embassy Suites
Official hotel for the 2018 Meeting
1801 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Book a room online
Room rates: $129/standard room
Room cut-off is January 26

Hotel Facts:

The Embassy Suites Lexington hotel boasts a beautiful setting in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Country at the University of Kentucky Coldstream Research Campus. Visit this hotel in Lexington, KY, and you're centrally placed for the finest equine attractions, horse farms and many of the area's major corporate names. Bluegrass Airport is also just a few minutes away. Suites at this stylish hotel are spacious and feature two rooms with plenty of home comforts, including a refrigerator, multiple LCD HDTVs and WiFi access.

Overnight guests receive a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and complimentary Evening Reception with appetizers and beverages.

To learn more about the hotel, click here.

Legislative Reception

Wednesday, February 14
5:30 - 8pm
Buffalo Trace - Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse
Buses departing: 4:15-4:30pm
Buses returning: 8-8:15pm

There will be a special legislative reception to meet and greet the lawmakers from your region at the world famous Buffalo Trace Distillery. Take this time to enjoy food and drinks while speaking to your elected officials about issues important to real estate and your business. Bus transportation will be provided.

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We make every effort to provide an accurate schedule as early as possible, but changes happen. The meeting schedule is always subject to change. Please check back often to make sure you have the latest meeting schedule.

Monday February 12
10:00 am–5:00 pmRPAC Training - State RPAC Trustees (Coldstream 1 & 2)

Training open to Association Executives, Board Presidents, President-elects, local board GAD's and staff.  Please RSVP to Pamela Gregory at pgregory@kyrealtors.com

10:00 am–4:00 pmKRI Trustees (Fayette)

Closed Meeting

5:00–5:45 pmLocal Board Presidents & President Elects Forum (Clark)
6:30–8:00 pmKYR Leadership Team Meeting (Keeneland)
Tuesday February 13
8:30 am–4:00 pmKYR Registration Opens - Foyer 3
9:00–9:30 amInformational Session (Coldstream 3)

Session is designed for Delegate Body, Chairs & Vice Chairs and will cover their duties & responsibilities

9:30 am–10:30 pmMember Services Committee (Coldstream 3)
9:30–11:30 amRPAC Trustees (Coldstream 1 & 2)
9:30–11:00 amTASK FORCE: Personnel & Committee Structure (Versailles)
10:00–11:00 amAudit Committee (Lexington)
10:00–11:00 amKentucky CRS Chapter Meeting (Fayette)
10:30 am–12:00 pmConvention Committee (Clark)
11:00 am–12:00 pmInvestment Committee (Lexington)
12:00–1:30 pmAssociation Executives Luncheon (Bourbon)
12:00–1:00 pmKYR Past Presidents Luncheon (Fayette)
1:30–3:30 pmLegislative Briefing & Governmental Affairs Committee (Coldstream 3)
3:30–4:30 pmLeadershipKYR Orientation (Clark)

Orientation for the 2018 LKYR class and members of the committee.

3:30–4:30 pmSpecial Called Task Force Meetings (Coldstream 3)

Appraisal Task Force

Commercial Task Force

KREC Website Task Force

Statewide Forms Task Force

4:30–5:30 pmRegion Caucuses

Region 1: Bourbon

Region 2: Fayette

Region 3: Clark

Region 4: Coldstream 4

Region 5: Georgetown

Region 6: Lexington

5:30–6:30 pmMajor Investor Panel & Reception (Coldstream 1 & 2)
Wednesday February 14
7:00 am–4:00 pmKYR Registration Open (Foyer 3)
7:00–7:15 amCapitol Hill Visit Transportation
8:30–9:00 amRally in the Rotunda
9:00–9:15 amKYR REALTOR Picture in the Rotunda
9:15–11:00 amVisit with Legislators and attend committee meetings
11:15–11:30 amBuses depart for Embassy Suites
12:15–2:00 pmLegislative Debriefing & Lunch (Coldstream 3)
2:00–3:00 pmBylaws, Policies & Procedures Committee (Fayette)
2:30–3:30 pmFinance Committee (Clark)
4:15–4:30 pmTransportation to Legislative Reception

*Pre-registration is required to ride KYR provided buses. 

5:30–8:00 pmLegislative Reception-Buffalo Trace Distillery

Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse

8:00–8:15 pmTransportation back to Embassy Suites
Thursday February 15
8:30–11:00 amKYR Board of Directors (All delegates please be present) (Coldstream 123)

Delegate Body Meeting immediately following the Board of Directors Meeting

Registration Fees

General Registration
Standard Registration Fee
Capitol Hill Visit Transportation
Standard Registration Fee
Transportation to Legislative Reception
Standard Registration Fee

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation policy has been defined for this meeting, so registrations for this meeting may not be cancelled online.

Exceptions to this policy due to extenuating circumstances may be made at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer. Please contact us if you need to cancel because of a special situation.