Since 2011, Anthony has been involved in many committees and work groups with the local, state, and National Association of Realtors including the Massachusetts Association of Realtors Government Affairs Committee which he has been a member since 2012. This committee’s main goal and vision is focused on supporting and protecting Realtors and the rights of every citizen of the Commonwealth to purchase, sell, develop, lease, manage, own, and use private property with the fullest freedom possible.
Due to his experience with government issues in Massachusetts and federally along with his continued advocacy and his support of private property rights, Rita Coffey President of the Association named him the 2018 Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee.
“Out of all the committees and various groups I serve on this is my favorite one. Being involved first hand in our states legislative affairs that pertain to Real Estate is a lot of fun and is very interesting. Prior to getting involved I had no idea how much the Realtor Association and this particular committee did for us and for private property rights. I am honored to be named Chairman,” stated Anthony Lamacchia.
Some of the current issues that the Committee is covering are:
- Energy Scoring
- Housing Bill to increase housing production
- Tax Reform Effects
- Flood Insurance Status
- and many more
As Chairperson, Anthony will run the monthly meetings along with his vice chair and friend Amy Wallick of J. Barrett & Company Real Estate. He will also be directly involved in conversations with various state representatives and have meetings at the state house.
Other members of this committee include: Peter Ruffini, Kevin Sears, Mark Delaney, Patricia Baumer, Kimberly Allard Mocia, Paul Yorkis, Paul Chasse, Peter Davies, Jeffrey DeMoura, David Wluka, Richard Sawicki, Stephen Medeiros, Judy More, Melvin Vieira, Susan Callahan, Timothy Garvey, Linda Laney, Kate Lanagan-
MacGregor, Edward Alford, Adeline Matton, Stephen Damon, Yasmin Loft, Bob Sullivan, Marie Presti, and Lisa Parenteau.
“I am also very excited about the members of this year’s committee we really have a great group and I know we will get a lot of things done for Realtors and homeowners. I am very excited for the year,” said Lamacchia.
Anthony is also a member of the National Association’s Conventional Lending and Finance Committee and REAL Valuation Committee. Last year he was Chairperson of the CFPB work group where he presented two new policies to the Board of Directors that were passed and became official policy. In addition, Anthony is a President’s Circle member of the Realtors® Political Action Committee, which gives financial support to members of Congress who support real estate causes.