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The Georgia REALTORS(R) Announce 2015 Award Recipients

ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jim Smith, 2015 President of the Georgia REALTORS® (GAR), has announced the 2015 GAR Awards to individuals for outstanding service. These awards were presented during GAR's 2015 Inaugural & Legislative Conference in Atlanta in mid-February.

Kimberly Harkey of Statham received the Good Neighbor Award for her extraordinary community service efforts. Kimberly has volunteered countless hours on behalf of individuals and causes in her community, including her local police department and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Kimberly received a plaque of recognition and a $500.00 donation from GAR to the Barrow Sheriff's Department's Christmas with a Cop Program.

Hazel Hendrix of Statesboro received the President's Award from 2014 GAR President Linda Carol Porterfield. The GAR President's Award is given to the individual to whom the outgoing President feels provided the most guidance and/or support during his or her term as GAR President.

Brent Ellis of Woodstock received the Dick McCrudden Award, which recognizes his efforts in ensuring the success of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) in a given year. Brent was selected by 2014 RPAC Chair Linda Durrance for this honor.

Lee Adkins of Alpharetta and Scott Hutchison of Atlanta both received the YPN Young Achiever Award. This award recognizes young REALTORS® who represent the best agents under age 40. The YPN Young Achiever Award is determined by the recipient's participation in the REALTOR® association, community volunteering and business accomplishments.

The Georgia Association of REALTORS® (also referred to as "Georgia REALTORS®") is a voluntary professional association of approximately 29,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout Georgia. GAR is the leading advocate for the real estate industry in Georgia, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public's awareness and confidence in REALTORS®.

CONTACT: Brandie Miner Director of Communications and Marketing bminer@garealtor.com 678/597-4111

Source: Georgia REALTORS