Member of the Year Awards (EnCOAR)

Good Neighbor Awards

Building a Better Oregon Awards


EnCOAR Awards

The EnCOAR Awards celebrate those who have given above and beyond to the real estate industry and their communities. 

2023 EnCOAR Awards

REALTOR of the Year: Melody Luelling, Stellar Realty Northwest
Rising Star of the Year: Christina Tsutsui-Tharp, TnT Real Estate
Affiliate of the Year: Kimmie Duncan, Deschutes County Title
Commercial Transaction of the Year: Walt Ramage & Jeff Reed, NAI Cascade for 19530-19570 Amber Meadow Drive
Housing Champion Awards: Susanna Abrahamson, Norton House, Greg Walden, Former U.S. Representative (OR-2), and Cat Zwicker, Redmond City Council.
COARPAC Cup: Large Office (Participation): Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate
COARPAC Cup Large Office (Most Dollars Raised): RE/MAX Key Properties
COARPAC Cup Small Office (Participation): Blue Summit Realty Group
COARPAC Cup Small Office (Most Dollars Raised): Desert Sky Real Estate

Previous REALTOR® of the Year Award Recipients

2022 Brent Landels
2021 Debbie Martorano
2020 Cat Zwicker
2019 Dave Feagans
2017 Louie Hoffman
2016 Jaynee Beck
2015 Fred Baldwin
2014 Michael Aid
2013 Sheree MacRitchie
2012 Ron Ross
2011 Lester Friedman
2010 Tom Greene
2009 Al Eastwood
2008 Brian Meece
2007 Barbara Myers
2006 Carolyn Bostwick
2005 John Fettig
2004 Sharon Brackett
2003 Wendy Adkisson
2002 Gary Everett
2001 Dan Zukaitis
2000 Mike Warren
1999 Rob Kirkpatrick
1998 Rob Trout
1997 Terry Blackwell
1996 Priscilla Martin
1995 Sharon Dunlevy
1994 Mike Hoover
1993 Dan Varcoe
1992 Cleme Rinehart
1991 Billy M. Raby
1990 Russ Kirk
1989 Harper Brown
1988 Nora Copeland
1987 Michael Kozak
1986 Charlie & Sally Brown
1985 Steve Scott
1984 Kitty Warner
1983 George Trout
1982 Myrna Clarke
1981 Mike Ayers
1980 Lloyd Farley
1979 Bob Mayfield
1978 Duke Warner
1977 Folmer Bodtker
1976 Kitty Warner
1975 Everett Turner
1974 Bill Mayfield

Previous Rookie of the Year (now Rising Star)

2022 Eric Wilson
2021 Megan Zampko
2020 Angela Boothroyd
2019 Susanna Abrahamson and Holly Perzynski
2018 Andee Phillips
2017 Sam DeLay
2016 Anthony Levison
2015 Kimberly Gorayeb

Previous Affiliate of the Year

2022 Nicholas Holt and Naomi Steele
2021 Amber Wilson
2020 Annette Zukaitis
2019 Kacy Logeais
2018 Larry Wallace
2017 Derek Meyer
2016 Adam Brown
2015 Teresa and Wade Palmer
2015 Kevin Pangle
2015 Mark Worthington

Eastern Oregon REALTOR of the Year

2021 Kelli Hildebrandt
2020 Karla Smith
2019 John Selman
2018 Amanda May
2017 Anette Christoffersen
2016 Sharron Langdon
2015 Jeff Clark
2014 Sharron Langdon


Good Neighbor Awards

The Good Neighbor Awards program promotes neighborhood involvement and community service. The award highlights individuals who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their neighborhood and the greater community through volunteerism and service. Up to 12 winners will be selected annually, and COAR will make a $500 contribution on their behalf to the non-profit of their choice. Of those winners, one will be selected as the annual winner and announced at the COAR Holiday and Installation Party. The nominee selected for this achievement will have a $5,000 contribution made to their organization on their behalf. Here is a link to the nomination form. 2023 Good Neighbor Award winners include:

  • Deborah Martorano
  • Vanessa Segoviano (2023 Annual COAR Good Neighbor Award winner)
  • Howard Friedman
  • Debbie Baldwin
  • Peter Hatton
  • Tana Hatton
  • Kariann Box
  • Austin Buskohl
  • Jen Dorsey


Building a Better Oregon Awards

The Building a Better Oregon Awards (formerly the Building a Better Central Oregon or BBCO Awards) main purpose is to recognize worthy residents who have enhanced their community with outstanding new or renovated residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Projects are judged on economic impact, neighborhood improvement, unique design and/or materials, and environmental friendliness. When BBO is considering a project for a possible award, there are specific guidelines that the committee follows. They are listed below. To apply for a 2024 BBO Award, please visit this link

  1. Property must be within the geographic area of COAR
  2. Must have been completed within the last two years
  3. Have a significant impact on or enhancement to the community. Some examples are as follows:
    • Local economic impact
    • Neighborhood improvement
    • Community improvement
    • Neighborhood/Community beautification
    • Unique design and/or materials
    • Environmentally friendly
  4. Can be new construction and/or renovation/restoration such as, but not limited to the following:
    • Commercial construction (office, retail, industrial, multi-family, etc.)
    • Community projects
    • Community art
  5. Individuals and small corporations will be given priority over large corporations or government projects.
  6. The number of awards shall be decided by the committee based on the number of and quality of nominated properties. Typically this number has been around 10. 
  7. Projects that demonstrate a risk by the owner/developer will be given priority.

 2023 Building a Better Oregon Awards Winners

  • Blacksmith Public House and Sisters Meat and Smokehouse (Redmond)
  • Bunk House at Cross Keys (Madras)
  • Canal Commons (Bend)
  • The Cottage Inn in Sisters
  • First National Bank Building (Redmond)
  • Hearts for Health Integrated Care Center (Enterprise)
  • Heritage Brand (Bend)
  • Otto’s Landing (Redmond)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Bend House
  • Skyservice (Redmond)
  • Wetlands Taphouse (La Pine)
  • Wild Ride Brewing (Prineville)