The District 6 Leadership Institute Hall of Fame Award in Honor of Vernon Taylor was created to recognize an outstanding alumni who has taken their leadership skills learned at the institute to put them to use locally, and at the state and national levels. District 6 is a geographic region specified by Florida Realtors that includes the Pinellas, Greater Tampa, East Pasco, Central Pasco, West Pasco and Florida Gulfcoast Commercial (FGCAR) Associations.
Another reason for the award was to be able to recognize the legacy of Vernon Taylor, who was District 6 Vice President, or DVP as we often refer to it, in 2014. Vernon created our Leadership Institute.
Vernon Taylor was very passionate about the Leadership Institute and making sure he was helping to develop the future leaders. It was important to him to do it on a District-wide level. He had the vision of members from across our region coming together to learn, grow and bond to create a better District, better Associations, and well-equipped leaders for all of us.
Laure Taylor, Vernon’s wife, helped make the presentation. This award is fitting, as it not only recognizes an outstanding alumni who is a product of his Leadership Institute, but it also identifies to the rest of us someone who would be an outstanding mentor. As the honoree selected for the first presentation of this award, Cyndee has shown outstanding leadership not only at PRO, but at the state and national level as well. She is well-rounded in terms of committee work, education and RPAC investment commitment.
Among many other accomplishments, Cyndee:
- Has aken the NAR REALTOR Leadership Program (RLP) series
- Is a CRS member
- Has served on and chaired committees at PRO
- Is on the PRO Board of Directors
- Has been to state and local conferences
- Is a Florida Realtors Honor Society member
- Is a Florida Realtors Director
- Is in the Class of 2017 Florida Realtors Leadership Academy
- Holds the CIPS and SRS designations
- Holds the MRP, PSA, RSPS and SFR certifications
- Has volunteered on three REALTOR Champion campaigns
- Is a Golden R and President’s Circle RPAC Investor
- Mentors other Realtors about their businesses
Congratulations, Cyndee! We are proud of you and the way you represent all PRO members!