WALTHAM, Mass. - June 23, 2020 - The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) annually awards a Massachusetts Realtor with the Private Property Rights Award to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of dedicated and supportive of the mission of all levels of the Realtor Association surrounding the rights of the public to enjoy home ownership. This year, Anthony Lamacchia was the recipient, exemplifying passion for the preservation of private property rights and having contributed countless time and energy to government affairs.
A Realtor since 2004, Anthony has been a member of the MAR Board of Directors since 2013 and is a long-time member of the MAR government affairs committee, which he chaired in 2018. At the national level, Anthony is an RPAC major investor, as well as a president’s circle member, member of real valuations committee (2019), the state and local issues policy committee and a member of the lending and finance committee from 2015-2019.
On the local level, Anthony has served as a member of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors Government Affairs Committee, the Northeast Association of Realtors Education committee and he is currently the greater Boston Association of Realtors RPAC Chairman in 2020. Anthony has traveled to Washington DC on multiple occasions to meet with members of both congress and the senate, as well as various regulatory agencies to defend home ownership and mortgage lending.
“Ensuring that private property owners’ rights are protected is a foundational element for all REALTORS and Anthony has contributed significantly to our community of REALTORS.,” said MAR President Kurt Thompson. “We are thrilled to honor Anthony with the Private Property Rights Award."
The Private Property Rights Award was presented as part of MAR’s Week of Advocacy, a virtual event which took the place of the 2020 REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill. Past recipients of the award include, Richard Dils, David Wluka, Judy Moore, Steven Ryan, Jeanette Tighe, Susan Renfrew, Rita Coffey, Kimberly Allard, Kevin Sears, Corinne Fitzgerald and Peter Ruffini.
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