(Lincoln, RI) – The Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS® (NRIBR) announces Chris Whitten of Preemer Real Estate as its 2022 Good Neighbor Award winner. The award was presented on April 14 at the NRIBR REALTORS® Care fundraiser and awards ceremony at the Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, RI. The evening was attended by close to 300 members and friends of the NRIBR and raised $8,000 for the association’s charitable beneficiary Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island. Also at the event, NRIBR $1,000 student scholarships were awarded to Cumberland High School seniors Connor Enestvedt and Rachel Walmsley.  

Chris Whitten

The NRIBR Good Neighbor Award is awarded annually and recognizes a REALTOR® who has made an extraordinary impact on their communities through their volunteer work. Whitten was selected as this year’s NRIBR Good Neighbor Award winner for his charitable work with many area non-profits including Operation Stand Down of Johnston, RI, which will receive a $1,000 donation from NRIBR on Whitten’s behalf. He is the association’s 2nd Good Neighbor Award Winner and will now be considered for the National Association of REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award.

“Chris’ volunteer work with Operation Stand Down of Rhode Island this past year was commendable,” said Alexander Parmenidez, 2022 President.  “He has not only helped raise funds for the organization, but he has volunteered his time, and former radio host skills, to helping raise awareness for the organization and its work providing supportive services to veterans.”

Whitten has been a member of the NRIBR for more than 13 years and was last year’s Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® 2021 REALTOR of the Year. A graduate of Dean College, he lives in Smithfield, R.I. with his wife Lindsey and five children.

The Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS® is a chartered member Board of the National Association of REALTORS® and serves over 700 REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate members