FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Long Island Board of REALTORS® Presents 2012 Community Service Award to J. Douglas Montgomery


December 5, 2012 - West Babylon, NY - The Long Island Board of REALTORS® Inc. (LIBOR) recognized Realtor® J. Douglas Montgomery as the recipient of this year’s honorable Community Service Award at their recent Annual Installation and Awards Dinner held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

J. Douglas Montgomery joined LIBOR in 1995 and maintained an office in Bayside for almost 20 years.  In June 2011, he opened his current office on Douglaston Pkwy. He is the Designated Realtor® of Home NY Corp. in Douglaston, Queens. The Home NY office is now a focal point of the community and is located at the main entrance to Douglas Manor.

Douglas Montgomery graduated from SUNY Brockport in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration and Real Estate.  Using his degree, he began a stellar career with HUD and is credited with starting the “Officer Next Door” program which in turn led to the ‘Good Neighbor Next Door’ program for which he was the #1 broker in the nation.

Douglas has always been a welcoming face in his community.  As the President of the Douglaston Garden Club, he not only Chairs the Civic Beautification Committee, he and his sons volunteer their time to water the Catherine Richardson Park, rake, clean up and ensure the City-wide “It’s My Park Day” is a success.  Douglas solicits the local schools and businesses to help out as well.

Douglas has been an active member of LIBOR for many years serving and chairing several committees.

In recent years, he served as PTA Vice President of PS98 in Douglaston and as a volunteer for the Little Neck/Douglaston Memorial Day Parade.  He is a licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister with Douglaston Zion Episcopal Church.

His recent appointment on Community Board 11 has already proved a success, with an installation of a stop sign near the Douglaston railroad station.  Douglas was involved with the launching of the Douglaston Green Market which has shown a surge in small business in the Douglaston area.

Recently, Douglas’s HOME NY office has been involved with collecting and delivering donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy to the south shore of Queens and Long Island, he also cooked for the volunteers.

Douglas, his wife, Jacqueline and two sons Terryl and Pierce live in Douglas Manor in Northeast Queens.  Since moving there 8 years ago, Douglas has become a valuable and visible member of the community and his involvement has brought so many great contributions to the neighborhood.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco Romano
Public Relations and Communication Programs Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358
pr@lirealtor.com

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.