Cloverdale realtor recognized for leadership, innovation

Rick Dubord earns the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board's highest honour in recognition of his leadership and dedication.

Rick Dubord receiving the John Armeneau Professional of the Year Award from FVREB President Ray Werger.

A Cloverdale Realtor has been singled out for the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s top honour.

Rick Dubord of HomeLife Benchmark Realty received the John Armeneau Professional of the Year Award for his contribution to Fraser Valley real estate.

The award recognizes outstanding leadership and dedication both professionally, and within the community.

“Rick is a remarkable individual and exceptional member of this board,” past president Ray Werger said. “For four decades, he has led through innovation, hard work and a commitment to giving back, setting a true standard of professionalism and inspiring those around him.”

Dubord received the award at the FVREB’s Annual General Meeting Feb. 25, when the board elected its new board of directors for the 2015-2016 term.

Jorda Maisey will replace outgoing president Ray Werger. Maisey is a licensed Realtor of 20 years, and has served as board director for seven years, chairing several committees.

The full 2015/2016 FVREB Board of Directors is as follows:

President: Jorda Maisey, RE/MAX Little Oak Realty, Fort Langley
President-Elect: Charles Wiebe, RE/MAX Little Oak Realty, Fort Langley
Vice President: Gopal Sahota, Sutton Group – West Coast Realty, Surrey

Past President: Ray Werger, Royal LePage West R.E.S. (Sur), Surrey

Directors:
Larry Anderson, Sutton Premier Realty, Surrey
John Barbisan, Sutton Premier Realty, Surrey
Sandra Benz, RE/MAX Performance Realty, Delta
Manny Boparai, Century 21 Coastal Realty Ltd., Surrey
Karen Conyers, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty Canada, Surrey
Jim Cox, RE/MAX Aldercenter Realty, Aldergrove
Darin Germyn, Macdonald Realty, Surrey

Dharbinder Singh, Century 21 Coastal Realty Ltd., Surrey

The new board took office March 1.