Among the local association REALTORS® of the Year (ROTY) who will be honored April 29 at the 38th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet in Springfield are Jessica Devore, Jon Loquist and Brad Marinelli.

Devore is the managing broker for Green Acres Real Estate in Clinton and is the Bloomington-Normal Association of REALTORS® (BNAR) ROTY.  She’s a member of the BNAR Board of Directors, served several years as the association’s Education Committee chair and now chairs its Grievance Committee. She volunteers for the DeWitt County Habitat for Humanity and is an affiliate member of the Homes for Heroes program.

Loquist is a broker for Ruhl & Ruhl in Moline and is the Quad City Area REALTOR® Association (QCARA) ROTY. He is a past president and has either served as a member or chair of every QCARA committee during his career. He’s been described as the ultimate professional and an excellent promoter of the real estate industry as well as a mentor and an adviser for colleagues.

Marinelli, a broker for Dickerson & Nieman Realtors in Roscoe, is the Rockford Area REALTORS®’ (RAR) ROTY. He serves on the RAR Board of Directors and numerous committees. He’s a two-time president of the local chapter Women’s Council of REALTORS®, and helps the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers through its executive board and its fundraising.

All three will join Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Mike Drews of Charles B. Doss & Co. in Aurora, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield for this special event. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Buy your tickets here.

The ROTY Banquet is jointly sponsored by the Illinois REALTORS® and the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF).