Merritt Island Realtor® Honored As 2020 Associate Realtor of Year

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 11, 2020 — Florida Realtors honored Michael “Mike” Artelli of the Space Coast Association of Realtors as Associate Realtor of the Year. The award was announced in a special recognition video that launched the state association’s first Virtual Convention held Aug. 24-27, 2020.

Florida Realtors has presented Realtor of the Year and Associate Realtor of the Year awards for more than 65 years. Winners are honored as the greatest individual lifetime contributors to their local board, community, state association and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

“Wow! I’m honored and humbled,” Artelli said in the award winners video, as he thanked Florida Realtors President Barry Grooms and the 2020 leadership team “for seeing a leader in me and trusting me to be a part of shaping the future of Florida Realtors. … I look forward to serving every Florida Realtors member into the future, and I truly, truly am appreciative of this award. Thank you.”

A leader with his local board, Artelli has served on many different committees, starting in 2010 with a task force appointed to help develop a new, better website for the association; and in the following year, on the RPAC and Social Events Committee. He is a strong supporter and investor in the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) and has been a member of almost every local committee.

Artelli served as the 2014 co-chair of his local association’s Brevard County Children in Need Committee, which provides supplies and other necessities for homeless children in the local school system. He is the treasurer of the association’s charitable foundation, founded in 2016, and has been since its inception. With his help, the foundation has raised a total of $765,500. Artelli has served as treasurer, president-elect and as the 2018 president for the Space Coast association.

On the state level, he has served Florida Realtors on many committees, including as a current member of the Executive and vice-chair of the Public Policy committees; he will chair the Public Policy Committee in 2021. A graduate of the state association’s Leadership Academy, he also served as Florida Realtors District 2 vice president in 2019.

Artelli was elected by the state association to serve as a director for the National Association of Realtors (NAR). He has served on NAR’s Leading Edge Advisory Board, Public Policy Coordinating Committee and graduated from its Leadership Academy. He is NAR’s current federal political coordinator with U.S. Congressman Bill Posey.

In his community, Artelli was honored as a nominee for Brevard County’s “4 Under 40 Award,” recognizing young leaders who are making a difference in the county. He has served on the Space Coast Economic Development Board and is a current member of the Board of Directors for Family Promise of Brevard, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in need with housing and life skills. He is a graduate of the Lead Brevard program, founded to increase participation of community leaders in Brevard County and the Space Coast area.

Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 195,000 members in 51 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at http://media.floridarealtors.org.

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