Ogdensburg woman to head state Realtor group


OGDENSBURG — A local businesswoman and City Council member has been selected as the 2019 president-elect of the New York State Association of Realtors.

Jennifer Stevenson is the owner of Blue Heron Realty, 731 Ford St. She recently received the honor during a ceremony in Central New York.

“I am very honored to be the president-elect of the association,” Ms. Stevenson said in a statement. “I have dedicated myself to the realtor code of ethics and the association for many years. I have taught the new realtor orientation for the St. Lawrence County Board of Realtors since 1993.”

When Ms. Stevenson takes over full duties as president in 2020, she said she will become the first-ever president of the group to hail from the organization’s Adirondack Region in the 114-year history of the state association.

In a news release this week, the state realtor’s association said Ms. Stevenson was recently sworn in as the group’s new president-elect at a ceremony at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany.

A real estate professional for nearly 30 years, Ms. Stevenson is the broker and owner of Blue Heron Realty in Ogdensburg, which offers both seller and buyer representation throughout St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Franklin counties. She also serves as a city councilor and is a past president of the Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce.

In 2018, Stevenson served as NYSAR secretary and treasurer and is a past president of the Housing Opportunities Foundation, according to the organization. The New York State Association of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 55,000 of the state’s real-estate professionals.

Ms. Stevenson is also a graduate of the 2012 NYSAR Leadership Academy, and is the current chair of the group’s investment committee and budget and finance committee.

In addition, she is a member and past president of the St. Lawrence County Board of Realtors and the Northern Adirondack Boards of Realtors.

Nationally, Ms. Stevenson is a member of the State and Local Issues Policy Committee and the Board of Directors. She also previously served on the Housing Opportunity Committee.

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