The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) awarded its local board of the year award Tuesday to the Dearborn REALTISTS® Board of Chicago.

Dearborn REALTISTS® President Courtney Q. Jones accepted the John D. Thompson Local Board “Hard Hat” of the Year award at the 72nd Annual NAREB Convention at Harrah’s Resort Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.

Also honored was REALTOR® and REALTIST® Darell Powell-Lee, a broker with Chicago Homes Realty Group. He received NAREB’s Emerging Leaders Award.

The convention began July 27 and is scheduled to end with its Board of Directors meeting Friday.