Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, President of Bridgewater State University, was our guest of honor this past week at the 24th Annual Conway Convention. What an eloquent and sincere man, Dr. Mohler-Faria is.
He reached each of the 353 people at our luncheon and touched their hearts as he described his role at Bridgewater and the relationship he enjoys with the students there. My father chose him as Citizen of the Year because of his dedication to education and the underserved of our community.
Laurie Cadigan, owner/broker of Barrett Real Estate in Concord, was also among our speakers at the Citizen of the Year Luncheon. She was there to represent the 19,000-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors, and she reminded the real estate professionals in the room of their responsibilities to be voices on Capital Hill regarding matters that affect our customers and our industry. One of these most pressing issues is the proposed legislation that could jeopardize mortgage interest tax deductions for homeowners.
Both Laurie and Dana noticed the “energy” felt among the attendees of our day-long event of education and awards. Although the real estate industry continues to be a challenge, our agents and managers are looking ahead to the positive aspects of the current market: affordability, supply of listings and a small uptick in employment.
It was a wonderful convention and I want to thank the many Conway award winners and all the folks who worked so hard to make it a success.