Awards & Recognition

 The Berkshire County Board of REALTORS® is proud to recognize many worthy members, organizations and citizens of Berkshire awardsCounty for outstanding service to our association and our community. Some of the most important achievements are made through the efforts of normally unsung heroes and in this, we are honored to show overdue recognition of their good work.

In addition to offering our thanks and appreciation to various individuals throughout the year, we also annually select a few very deserving REALTORS® for Berkshire County Board of REALTORS® Awards.

Berkshire REALTOR of the YEAR Criteria, Past Award Winners and Nomination Form Berkshire Good Neighbor Criteria, Past Award Winners and Nomination Form










It’s a Wrap: 1st Annual Berkshire Housing Summit Comes to a Close

The inaugural Berkshire County Housing Summit was held at the Colonial Theater last Thursday, September 20th with over 150 REALTORS, city and town officials, housing non-profit executives, real estate professionals and members of the public in attendance.  2018 Board President, Cortney Dupont, opened the Summit by welcoming all in attendance and introducing Billy Keane, Government

Last Chance for Housing Award Nominations

Just a reminder the deadline for the for our two housing awards (recipients don’t have to be REALTORS) is next week, September 7th.  Please consider submitting your nomination for the Berkshire Housing Hero (person or org) who has helped make Berkshire housing more affordable, safe or sustainable.  Housing Hero PDF application Do you know of

BCC Scholarship Thank you Letter

We just received this wonderful message from our scholarship award winner, Nicole Ledoux.  Our scholarship grants a $750 scholarship to annually to a BCC student, and is one of the oldest on record for the college.  This young woman is going places, based on her commitment and touching thanks extended to Berkshire Realtors… “I would

Anne Meczywor to be Installed as 2019 President of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS

Congratulations to Anne Meczywor, broker-associate at Roberts & Associates Realty, LLC in Lenox on her upcoming installation to the position of President of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS.  Please join us in giving her a hearty WHOOP-WHOOP and a big shout out for achieving this prestigious position within the REALTOR family.  The Berkshires are prouder

Cortney Dupont Named 2018 Berkshire County REALTOR of the Year

We are happy to announce that 2018 President, Cortney Dupont, has been chosen 2018 Realtor of the Year by a committee of her peers.  This honor is bestowed upon a REALTOR that goes above and beyond in their volunteer service in the REALTOR organization including local, state and national levels, those who give back to the community and believe in the ideals and importance of the REALTOR organization and our impact on the Berkshire community.

Cortney has been a member of the Board since 2009, and became active with the association when she first joined the Board of REALTORS Board of Directors in 2016 as the Vice-President.  She served as President-Elect in 2017 and is the President of the board this year.

Cortney has spent countless hours traveling on our behalf, attending meetings and conferences, and serving on critical MLS Committees. She has led by example and actively serves the local association on many, many key task forces, committees and workgroups for the Board.

In her words, “…mentoring our new agents one-on-one…most satisfying AND necessary.  It’s a wonderful way to always refresh our code of ethics for myself and keep current on every law dictating our business from being allowed to install a dock at the water’s edge to where a carbon monoxide detector should be placed.  As all of you who know me…new agent training, education and being the best we can be is my #1 goal as President of the Board.”

Please join us as we wish Cortney congratulations .. send her a message, a card, a text:

Cortney Dupont
Cohen & White Associates
P.O. Box 1650
Lenox, MA 01240
Office – (413) 637-1086
Mobile – (413) 429-5000


Local Association Activities
President, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS – 2018
President-Elect, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS – 2017
Vice-President, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS – 2016
Ex-Officio, Multiple Listing Service – 2018
75th Anniversary Planning Workgroup – 2016
Volunteer Bartender, REACT Battle of the Bartenders – 2017
Finance Committee  – 2017/2018
Investment Committee  – 2017/2018
Government Affairs Committee  – 2017/2018
Housing Summit Workgroup – 2018
Chair, Leadership Development Workgroup – 2017/2018
New Agent Skills Development Committee – 2017/2018
Personnel Committee – 2017/2018
Professional Standards Committee – 2017/2018
Structure Analysis Workgroup – 2018
MLS Think Tank – 2017/2018
MLS Vendor Selection Workgroup – 2018
MLS Collaboration Workgroup – 2018
Volunteer Tyler Street Better Block Project – 2017
State Association Activities
State Director – 2016-2018
REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill – 2018
REALTOR Day on Capital Hill – 2016/2017
Graduate – MA Leadership Academy – 2017
MAR President Meetings – 2018
MA Conference & Tradeshow – 2016-2018
National Association Activities
National Legislative Meetings – 2016-2018
National Annual Convention – 2016-2018
National Leadership Summit – 2017
Civic Affairs Activities
Board of Directors, Golden Knight Youth Basketball League of South County
Coach – Golden Knight Youth Basketball League of South County
Coach – Golden Knight Youth Basketball League of South County traveling team
Coach – Youth soccer
Coach – High School soccer
Coach – Youth softball
Coach – High School softball
Coach – JV basketball
Coach – varsity basketball
Coach – league basketball
Member of Tanglewood Business Partners
Volunteer Boston University Program
Member of Lenox Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer guide for Venfort Hall
Volunteer Elizabeth Freeman Center
Mentor fostering support for local girls
Volunteer Construct, Inc
Volunteer fundraising for 6-8 local athletes annually
Food drives for local churches
Purchase holiday gifts for underprivileged athletes
Sing at local nursing homes
Serve meals for area senior citizens
Volunteer of the Year for Golden Knight Association
Business Accomplishments
Instrumental in the team marketing Cohen & White Associates, Inc.
Real Estate business mentor at Cohen & White
Referrals generated from satisfied buyer and seller clients

Help Build a Berkshire Basket

We need your help in two ways – we are building a “Berkshire Basket” to donate to the MAR Charitable Foundation to raffle off for their Housing Grant program.  We have taken advantage of this fund many times to help support Berkshire non-profits that are working so hard to provide housing to a vulnerable population. 

Other Award Nominations

Thank to all who shared a nomination for the REALTOR of the Year Award.  While we have the committee working to determine that most signficant honor, we also have some other wonderful awards that you should consider your colleagues for…. Easy Nomination Here for any of the following Good Neighbor – for the one who

Housing Hero and Berkshire Beautification Awards

Please consider submitting your nomination for our 2 community awards for 2018 – the Berkshire Housing Hero (person or org) and the Berkshire Beautification award.  Here are details about each: Berkshire Housing Hero: The Berkshire County Board of REALTORS is seeking nominations for our new Housing Hero award.  This award is for any individual, community

Volunteering Works Grant & Mentoring Program

We know that Berkshire Realtors not only help their clients achieve the American Dream, but did you know that 7 out of 10* Realtors nationwide also volunteer countless hours to help improve and develop their communities?  Annually, REALTOR® Magazine gives Realtors an opportunity to enhance their charitable work through the Volunteering Works Mentoring Program and

Installation of Officers: Welcome Board President Cortney Dupont and her Leadership Team!

On a very snowy day, in front of a very full room, Rita Coffey – 2018 MAR President, installed Cortney Dupont of Cohen & White Associates as the 2018 Berkshire County Board of REALTORS President, along with all of Cortney’s leadership team.  We had a fun-filled, team event with free throws for charity, raising $400 for various non-profits, and were inspired by Mike Jaffe: The Human Wakeup Call who delivered an awesome presentation and signed copies of his book:  Wake Up!  Your Life is CallingPhotos Posted!!