Cheryl Scott-Daniels, Broker/Owner of ERA Select Homes in Westport, was named the Connecticut Association of Realtors' 2010 State Realtor of The Year. This honor is recognition of Scott-Daniels' service to the local, state, regional and national real estate communities for the past 22 years, association officials said.

The Boards of Directors for the 21 local CT Realtor Associations are each given the opportunity to nominate a member who meets the criteria for this award. Those nominees' accomplishments are then reviewed by a committee of geographically dispersed directors of the 17,000-member organization.The candidates are judged for their contributions to their local board's activities, regional, state and national association achievements, community and charitable activities, Realtor activity and professionalism.

Scott-Daniels is highly active in the Realtor realm.

She is the 2010 treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, chairwoman of the board of directors for the Greater Fairfield County Consolidated Multiple Listing Service, chairwoman of the Connecticut Association of Realtors' finance committee, and has served as the chairperson of the Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors Arbitration & Ethics panel since 1997. She and has been a MFCAR State Director since 1992. Scott-Daniels served as chairwoman of the Connecticut Association of Realtors Risk Reduction Committee in 2008, and the Professional Standards Committee in 2006. She served as the 1994 president of the Connecticut Certified Residential Specialists and president of the Fairfield County Women's Council of Realtors in 1993. The Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors elected her as their Realtor of The Year in 1993, 2002 and 2006.

On the national level, Scott-Daniels has been a member of the National Association of Realtors since 1987, served on the national Risk Management Committee in 2008, Special Internet Policy Subcommittee in 2008 and several committees of the Council of Residential Specialists from 1991-2002.

When Scott-Daniels is not helping families buy or sell homes in the area, she volunteers her time to help the local community.

She was the chairwoman of Facilities for A Better Chance of Westport since 2000, is a past President and current member of the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club, and was co-chairperson of the Rotary Club Foundation. She served on the Board of Directors and led the marketing efforts for Earthplace Nature Discovery Center, served on the TEAM Westport town commission, is a member of the American Cancer Society's Women & Company and was the winner of the 2007 Athena Award, presented by the Westport Chamber of Commerce. She owns a moving truck which many local not-for-profit organizations use frequently at no cost, to assist in their fund raising activities.

Scott-Daniels has helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes in Fairfield County over the past 22 years, holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, an MBA in marketing and nine professional real estate designations: Accredited Buyer Representative, Accredited Staging Professional, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified Residential Broker, Certified Relocation Professional, Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate Realtors Institute, Professional Standards Certified Specialist and Seniors Real Estate Specialist.

She will be recognized and honored at the National level during the National Association of Realtors Annual Conference on November 6 in New Orleans, and at The Connecticut Association of Realtors Conference on November 30.