Joseph Vaught is the Vice-Chair
and was appointed May 12, 2013. He is an industry member from Kansas
City, the 3rd congressional
district. His term expires April 30, 2017.
Errol Wuertz was appointed June 23, 2011. He is an industry
member from Hays, the 1st congressional
district. His term expires April 30, 2015.
The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Governor: one from each of the four congressional districts and one member at large.
The law provides that at least three members shall have been real estate brokers for five years and at least one member shall have never engaged in business as a real estate broker and shall not be so engaged while serving on the Commission. This combination of industry and public members results in a well rounded, functioning unit.
Each member is appointed for a four-year term. Term expiration dates are staggered, resulting in one appointment each year for three years and two appointments in the fourth year. This ensures some continuity within the Commission.
The Commission appoints a director who is responsible for employing and directing the agency staff and implementing policies set by the Commission.
The Commission generally meets on the second Thursday of each month in person or by phone, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Commission office conference room, Three Townsite Plaza, Suite 200, 120 SE Sixth Ave, Topeka. However, if you plan to attend a meeting, please check with the office (785) 296-3411 to be sure the date or location has not been changed.
At a typical meeting, the Commission reviews complaint reports, course submissions, financial reports, and determines policy. Administrative hearings are conducted during regular Commission meetings. Legislative proposals, regulation amendments, and budget submissions are considered at appropriate times throughout the year.
Meetings of the Commission are open to the public.