EnCOAR Awards

  • REALTOR of the Year (now closed for 2023)
  • Rookie of the Year (now closed for 2023)
  • Affiliate of the Year (now closed for 2023)
  • Commercial Transaction of the Year (now closed for 2023)

Good Neighbor Awards

Building a Better Oregon Awards

  • BBO Nomination Form (now closed for 2023)


EnCOAR Awards

The EnCOAR Awards celebrate those who have given above and beyond to the real estate industry and their communities. 

2023 EnCOAR Awards

REALTOR of the Year: Melody Luelling, Stellar Realty Northwest
Rising Star of the Year: Christina Tsutsui-Tharp, TnT Real Estate
Affiliate of the Year: Kimmie Duncan, Deschutes County Title
Commercial Transaction of the Year: Walt Ramage & Jeff Reed, NAI Cascade for 19530-19570 Amber Meadow Drive
Housing Champion Awards: Susanna Abrahamson, Norton House, Greg Walden, Former U.S. Representative (OR-2), and Cat Zwicker, Redmond City Council.
COARPAC Cup: Large Office (Participation): Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate
COARPAC Cup Large Office (Most Dollars Raised): RE/MAX Key Properties
COARPAC Cup Small Office (Participation): Blue Summit Realty Group
COARPAC Cup Small Office (Most Dollars Raised): Desert Sky Real Estate

Previous REALTOR® of the Year Award Recipients

2022 Brent Landels
2021 Debbie Martorano
2020 Cat Zwicker
2019 Dave Feagans
2017 Louie Hoffman
2016 Jaynee Beck
2015 Fred Baldwin
2014 Michael Aid
2013 Sheree MacRitchie
2012 Ron Ross
2011 Lester Friedman
2010 Tom Greene
2009 Al Eastwood
2008 Brian Meece
2007 Barbara Myers
2006 Carolyn Bostwick
2005 John Fettig
2004 Sharon Brackett
2003 Wendy Adkisson
2002 Gary Everett
2001 Dan Zukaitis
2000 Mike Warren
1999 Rob Kirkpatrick
1998 Rob Trout
1997 Terry Blackwell
1996 Priscilla Martin
1995 Sharon Dunlevy
1994 Mike Hoover
1993 Dan Varcoe
1992 Cleme Rinehart
1991 Billy M. Raby
1990 Russ Kirk
1989 Harper Brown
1988 Nora Copeland
1987 Michael Kozak
1986 Charlie & Sally Brown
1985 Steve Scott
1984 Kitty Warner
1983 George Trout
1982 Myrna Clarke
1981 Mike Ayers
1980 Lloyd Farley
1979 Bob Mayfield
1978 Duke Warner
1977 Folmer Bodtker
1976 Kitty Warner
1975 Everett Turner
1974 Bill Mayfield

Previous Rookie of the Year (now Rising Star)

2022 Eric Wilson
2021 Megan Zampko
2020 Angela Boothroyd
2019 Susanna Abrahamson and Holly Perzynski
2018 Andee Phillips
2017 Sam DeLay
2016 Anthony Levison
2015 Kimberly Gorayeb

Previous Affiliate of the Year

2022 Nicholas Holt and Naomi Steele
2021 Amber Wilson
2020 Annette Zukaitis
2019 Kacy Logeais
2018 Larry Wallace
2017 Derek Meyer
2016 Adam Brown
2015 Teresa and Wade Palmer
2015 Kevin Pangle
2015 Mark Worthington

Eastern Oregon REALTOR of the Year

2021 Kelli Hildebrandt
2020 Karla Smith
2019 John Selman
2018 Amanda May
2017 Anette Christoffersen
2016 Sharron Langdon
2015 Jeff Clark
2014 Sharron Langdon


Good Neighbor Awards

The Good Neighbor Awards program promotes neighborhood involvement and community service. The award highlights individuals who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their neighborhood and the greater community through volunteerism and service. One nominee will be selected each month, and COAR will make a $500 contribution on their behalf to the charity of their choice. One annual recipient from the nominees will be selected and announced at the COAR Holiday Installation Party. The nominee selected for this achievement will have a contribution made on their behalf to their organization in the amount of $5000. Applications must be completed by a Managing Principal Broker. Here is a link to the nomination form. 2023 Good Neighbor Award winners include:

  • January - Deborah Martorano
  • February - Vanessa Segoviano 
  • March - Howard Friedman
  • April - Debbie Baldwin
  • May - Peter Hatton


Building a Better Oregon Awards

The Building a Better Oregon Awards (formerly the Building a Better Central Oregon or BBCO Awards) main purpose is to recognize worthy residents who have enhanced their community with outstanding new or renovated residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Projects are judged on economic impact, neighborhood improvement, unique design and/or materials, and environmental friendliness. When BBO is considering a project for a possible award, there are specific guidelines that the committee follows. They are listed below. Here is a link to the 2023 BBO Awards application form. The deadline was April 24, 2023.

  1. Property must be within the geographic area of COAR
  2. Must have been completed within the last two years
  3. Have a significant impact on or enhancement to the community. Some examples are as follows:
    • Local economic impact
    • Neighborhood improvement
    • Community improvement
    • Neighborhood/Community beautification
    • Unique design and/or materials
    • Environmentally friendly
  4. Can be new construction and/or renovation/restoration such as, but not limited to the following:
    • Commercial construction (office, retail, industrial, multi-family, etc.)
    • Community projects
    • Community art
  5. Individuals and small corporations will be given priority over large corporations or government projects.
  6. The number of awards shall be decided by the committee based on the number of and quality of nominated properties. Typically this number has been around 10. 
  7. Projects that demonstrate a risk by the owner/developer will be given priority.


2022 BBCO Awards Winners

Outstanding Outdoor Enhancement to SE Bend
Alpenglow Community Park
Presented to Bend Park and Recreation District

Outstanding Community Enhancement in Sisters
The Barn in Sisters

Outstanding Business Enhancement Project in Redmond
BASX Solutions
Presented to BASX Solutions, EDCO, SunWest Builders

Best Community Service Remodel in Redmond
Bethlehem Inn
Presented to Bethlehem Inn and BLRB Architects

Outstanding Architecture and Innovative Learning Environment
Caldera High School
Presented to Caldera High School and BBT Architects

Outstanding Public-Private Venture to Benefit the Local Veteran Community
Central Oregon Veterans Village
Presented to Central Oregon Veterans Outreach and Bend Heroes Foundation

Best Building Restoration
Domaine Serene Wine Lounge Bend
Presented to Domaine Serene and BLRB Architects

Best Gathering Place in NW Bend
The Grove
Presented to Project^

Excellence in Integrated Health and Community Service
Mosaic Medical Conners (Bend) and Madras Health Centers
Presented to Mosaic Medical, Jefferson County and Housing Works

Outstanding Hospice Facility Fulfilling a Community Need
Partners in Care Hospice House
Presented to Partners in Care and COLE Architects

Best New Affordable Housing in Bend
Stillwater Crossing
Presented to Wishcamper Development Partners

Outstanding Community Repurpose/Enhancement Project
The Quad
Presented to Compass Commercial and Next Development Group