Ottawa Real Estate Board’s 2021 President and Board of Directors
December 9, 2020
OTTAWA – On December 3, 2020, Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) elected a new Board of Directors for the upcoming year. The Ottawa Real Estate Board is the city’s largest trade association with over 3,200 sales representatives and brokers in the Ottawa area.
The new Board will be comprised of 2021 President Debra Wright, Past President Deborah Burgoyne, President-Elect Penny Torontow, and Vice President Ken Dekker. Joining them are Directors Chris A. Brown, Danny Dawson, Paolo Farago, Curtis Fillier, Tony McDermott, Erin Peck, Jake Prescott, Anne Scharf, and Ralph Shaw.
“I am very honoured to have been given the privilege of serving our Members as the President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board for 2021,” states Debra Wright, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. “I look forward to advocating for home affordability and sustainability of the Ottawa real estate market on behalf of our REALTOR® Members and their clients in what I expect will be another challenging year with the on-going pandemic. Hopefully, we will see a continuation of the strong and resilient market that we are currently experiencing.”
Debra became a REALTOR®️ in 2006. In addition to actively selling real estate, she co-owns and manages a Brokerage and has volunteered on various OREB committees since 2012. The upcoming year will represent her fifth year as an Ottawa Real Estate Board Director.
“I am also very excited about the fact that 2021 marks the Ottawa Real Estate Board’s 100th Anniversary. It isn’t the ideal time to launch the commemorative events we were anticipating; nonetheless, it is a great reason to share some festivity and joy. We will definitely be celebrating – albeit in a covid-friendly, physically-distanced manner,” Wright expresses.