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Ellyn Mendham is Calgary board’s Volunteer of the Year

Ellyn Mendham received the 2021 Volunteer of the Year – Marilyn Jones Memorial Award at the Calgary Real Estate Board’s Diamond Gala recently.

This award is presented to a CREB member who embodies the spirit of volunteerism, makes outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and inspires other to do the same. The award commemorates the late Marilyn Jones, a local Realtor who was a devoted volunteer throughout her career.

“I knew Marilyn personally so being presented with this award is absolutely amazing. We worked together, we volunteered together and every time I went to CREB, there she was,” said Mendham at the gala. “To be honoured in her name is just remarkable.”

Mendham has been a Realtor for more than 40 years. She was CREB’s 50th president in 1993 and the first associate to be president. Since then, she has spent decades volunteering on numerous CREB committees and as chair of CREB’s Critical Illness Benefit Society in 2017.

She also chaired the Real Estate Insurance Exchange and served on the Alberta Real Estate Association’s board of directors.

Mendham was named CREB’s Realtor of the Year, the T.W.H. (Bill) Saunders Memorial Award, in 2005.

“Ellyn is a great role model and team player who invests her time in organized real estate for the best of reasons,” says CREB president and CEO Alan Tennant. “She is always willing to step up and once she does, she comes prepared, collaborates with her peers and passionately leads by example.”