People: Gary MacDonald earns the 2021 Realtor of the Year Award

Gary McDonald

Gary McDonald

The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors recently hosted its annual awards and recognition banquet in November to celebrate yearly achievements from its members.
Among those recognized this year was Gary MacDonald, who earned the 2021 Realtor of the Year Award.
According to a Jan. 10 press release, it’s the most prestigious award that can be given by RSAR. MacDonald, the immediate past president of the RSAR Board of Directors, is currently in his eighth year of real estate at Dickson Realty.
Other 2021 award winners are as follows:
• 2021 Abraham Curry Award — Fred McElroy: Named after the “Father of Carson City,” the Abraham Curry award is given in the same spirit for distinguished service to the real estate industry and our community. Fred McElroy works for Dickson Realty with a focus on residential real estate in Reno.
• 2021 Affiliate of the Year Award — Carrie Bryan: This long-standing award was created to honor the outstanding service and commitment of the Affiliate members of the Association. Carrie Bryan has been a member of RSAR since 2014. She currently works as a senior mortgage loan originator at Summit Funding, Inc.
• 2021 Educator of the Year Award — Pat Schweigert: The Educator of the Year is awarded based on instructor evaluation scores, and involvement in the Realtor organization and the community. Pat Schweigert received this award for her work reshaping RSAR’s education department. She currently serves as the president of ERA Realty Central, with over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry.
• 2021 Mat Gibbons Good Neighbor Award — Sarah Scattini: This award is given to recognize an RSAR member for their continuing service to the association, high ethical and professional caliber, and distinguished volunteer service to the community. Scattini has 17 years of experience in the real estate industry and currently serves as 2022 board president.


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