Merlin Weaver

District 4 Vice President

PAR’s District 4 Vice President Merlin Weaver is from the Reading-Berks Association of Realtors®.

He served as president of the Reading-Berks Association and has participated in the association’s Habitat for Humanity projects.

He has chaired both PAR’s Diversity Committee and Young Professionals Network Advisory Committee.

In addition, Merlin has a strong commitment to the Realtor® Political Action Committee, currently serving on the NAR Major Investor Counseland NAR RPAC Trustees Committee.

He and his wife Amanda, also a Realtor®, are the proud parents of three children. Merlin is active in the Habitat for Humanity of Berks County board of directors, where he has served as secretary in 2020,and is currently vice president.

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