Lois Killebrew Wins The George Kangles Community Citizenship Award

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Shown, from left to right, are Randy Durham, Lois Killebrew, and Ismahen Kangles (widow of George Kangles).
Shown, from left to right, are Randy Durham, Lois Killebrew, and Ismahen Kangles (widow of George Kangles).

George Kangles was not just a realtor. He was a respected, positive member of his community that worked tirelessly to protect the property rights of his fellow citizens and his colleagues. Through involvement in Governmental Affairs at the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors (GCAR), Mr. Kangles maintained active participation, support and investment in the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC), including participation in association visits to the State Capital, and local lobbying efforts with elected officials on behalf of GCAR members and those concerned about public issues impacting the Real Estate industry.

GCAR Past President Randy Durham proclaimed from the Association Headquarters, “As I announce the name of the very first recipient of this award, you’ll see that it’s a slam dunk on each count. I present the very first George Kangles Community Citizenship Award to Lois Killebrew.”

Ms. Killebrew, with over 30 plus years of experience and credentials that read like a “who’s who” among the most elite people of the Real Estate industry in the United States of America: President and Member of the Board of Directors on the national, state and local level, long-time and influential member of the GCAR Governmental Affairs Committee, Federal Political Coordinator for Congressmen Zach Wamp and Chuck Fleischmann, yearly recipient of the RPAC “Golden R”, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Hall of Fame, Member of NAR’s “President’s Circle”, Chair of both local and state RPAC Trustees.  Lois Killebrew, much like George Kangles, has done it all.

Mr. Durham said, “Lois Killebrew is an advocate, activist and tireless worker for everything that makes the Real Estate industry and it’s Members successful; everything that George Kangles was. There is nobody else that is more deserving of this award than her.”

“I am so honored to have received the George Kangles Community Citizenship Award,” Ms. Killebrew said after receiving the award. “This is so special to me. When I realized that George’s Widow and Daughter were in attendance, to stand there with me, it just touched me very, very much. George and I knew each other many years, served on several committees, and not only from the business standpoint, that I cared and respected him so much, but on a personal level, we were truly friends. He was a great man and he left us way too early. To be the first recipient of this award is truly an honor.”


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