The Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® announced a new annual award in memory of Dick Shanahan, 2016 President. Dick exemplified duty, commitment and service to the Realtor® Association and to the greater Marco Island community. The new award will be called the “Richard Shanahan Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® Service Award” and will be presented annually at the December Installation event.
Dick served on numerous committees at his local association, the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors®, and served as its president four times, 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2016. He was also active with the state and national associations, Florida Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®.
Dick was a pillar of the community on MarcoIsland and in the whole of Collier County as well. He served on numerous organizations and boards and contributed greatly everywhere he served. The new award will honor individuals who meet criteria of service to both their community and the Realtor® organization.
Mike O’Rourke, 2017 Marco Island Area Association of Realtors® president said, “The award is a very fitting tribute to Dick for all he has contributed and the example he left for all of us, as well as an honor for the recipient.” Said Gerry Rosenblum, Marco Island broker-associate and long-time colleague of Dick, “There aren’t enough superlatives to describe what Dick did for the community.” Shirley English, CEO, said Dick was always an optimist and a pleasure to work with. “His vast knowledge was invaluable.”