VPAR Members will participate in a focused charette with the City of Newport News Comprehensive Planning Department Department. 

VPAR Legislative Consultant Susan Gaston and REALTOR® Michael Carpenter, Chairman of the Newport News Comprehensive Plan Citizens Advisory Committee together with Britta Ayers, Newport News Manager of Comprehensive Planning; and the staff of the Newport News Planning Department will work together with VPAR REALTOR® members to gather insight on the Real Estate Market, Quality of Life Priorities, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Assessment in Newport News that will be used to inform the Comprehensive Plan.

  • Please Call VPAR at 757-599-5222 or visit to register.
  • Registration $15.00

General Membership Meeting Agenda

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Meet the Candidate Series: Amanda Walsh – Director 2015-2016

Amanda WalshAmanda M. Walsh – CSP, SFR, ABR®, ASP®, GRI Amanda M. Walsh Real Estate
Board Member Candidate

Amanda has accomplished more at a young age than most REALTORS® will accomplish in their careers. In her early twenties, she became one of the youngest Brokers in the industry, and she has also established her own boutique real estate brokerage, Amanda M. Walsh Real Estate serving the ENTIRE Hampton Roads area.

Amanda currently serves on VPAR’s Property Management Committee, New Homes Committee and Broker Enhancement Committee and is also a member of HRRA & CBRAR. She has a passion for real estate and education, and has several areas of expertise. Amanda maintains a very dynamic portfolio of Property Management clients, and endeavors to provide both her resale clients and investors with the best service around. Amanda is a pioneer in real estate and uses the latest technology to ensure her marketing is second to none, and her reputation among her peers and past clients is a testament to her abilities and dedication.

In Amanda’s free time she enjoys spending time with her 6 year old Daughter Lela and her new husband Roger. The Amanda M. Walsh Real Estate Team consists of herself and 6 licensed real estate agents. Amanda is also serves as a Notary Public for the Commonwealth at Large.

Meet the Candidate Series: Shanda Kishlicky Madriaga – Director 2015-2016

Shanda Kishlicky- Madriaga - ThumbnailShanda Kishlicky- Madriaga – Liz Moore & Associates
Board Member Candidate

I started my career in Real Estate in 2005 in an administrative role and became a licensed REALTOR in 2007. Since that time I’ve seen many changes take place in the market and I have gained a great bit of knowledge through it. I am grateful to work with such a wonderful, talented and knowledgeable group of professionals. I find the Association crucial in keeping members educated & informed of the numerous changes always taking place wither it be on a local, state or national level. As an active member I’ve served on many VPAR committees and am a part of the Young Professional Network (YPN). I’ve also been a part of numerous events to include OSC & Installation Banquets.

I find technology & public exposure to be very important in staying in front of consumers and to keeping us all busy in the coming years. If elected you can count on me to bring lots of new ideas that will be helpful & beneficial to the Association and you. I find myself sociable, easy to talk to and ready to listen to help us accomplish having a strong, successful & well driven Association.

I would be honored to take it a step further and join the Board of Directors. I’m very excited to be given this opportunity and would love to have your vote on October 20th to serve you!

Meet the Candidate Series: Eugenia Jackson – Director 2015-2016

Eugenia Jackson - ThumbnailEugenia Jackson – CRS, GRI – Rose & Womble Realty
Board Member Candidate

Eugenia Jackson has been a member of VPAR for over 25 years and she takes pride in being a very active member of the Association. She is currently serving as Co-Chairperson of the VPAR Public Policy Committee. During those years, she has also held positions as VPAR Director, and Committee Chairperson and worked on several VPAR committees. She holds a strong belief that being involved in the association is one of the differences between a “real estate professional” and a salesperson. She has also received the VPAR Code of Ethics Award and Salesperson of the Year Award.

Eugenia is also very active in the Realtist Association (National Association of Real Estate Brokers) on both the national and local level. She is currently serving as NAREB Membership Committee Chairperson and President of the local Chapter. She is active in her community and currently serves on the Board of Menchville House, a local family shelter. Eugenia is married to Christopher Jackson who served 23 years in the US Air Force and is the proud parent of two sons, Christopher and Tyrone. Her spare time is spent traveling but she is happiest when she is spending time with her granddaughter, Bria Jackson. Eugenia is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with a degree in Applied Behavioral Science.

Meet the Candidate Series: Carla Carney – Director 2015-2016

Carla Carney - ThumbnailCarla Carney – Exit Realty
Board Member Candidate

My name is Carla Carney and I am a native of Newport News, VA. I have been assisting Buyers and Sellers throughout the Hampton Roads area. As a military veteran, I will be useful to anyone moving to or from the area. I am also VHDA & HUD Certified. I’ve served on the Professional Development, Public Policy and Realtor Fest Committee. I have my Brokers license and my VA Instructor license in which I teach the Principle of Real Estate through Moseley. I also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management and an Associate Degree in Business Administration and Liberal Arts. I am very connected in the community through many works such as volunteering, donating to the homeless shelters, just to name a few.

Using the latest in valuation analysis coupled with my internet strategy, I provide the highest level of marketing to home sellers. I also assist other real estate agents in properly valuating homes for sale. I know this market and I give my personal attention to buyers who choose to work with me.

“I am very blessed to have this opportunity to do what I truly love –serving others by helping them with what many times seems like an overwhelming task in buying or selling a home. While I believe in proper marketing and leading-edge technology to do the best job I can for my clients, nothing can replace just being a good neighbor to them, and treating them how I would like to be treated. Whether it is helping you or someone you care about, it would be my honor to offer this level of service.