Douglas P. Richards, principal broker and partner of Mansell Commercial Real Estate Services Inc., has been named Realtor of the year by the Salt Lake Board of Realtors.

The announcement was made during a superior achievement award ceremony (formerly known as the Million Dollar Club) in Little America. An agent since 1977, Richards was named commercial salesperson of the year in 1980.Receiving the President's Award in recognition of his outstanding personal and professional contributions to the real estate industry was Russell K. Booth, president of Mansell Commercial Real Estate Services Inc.

Other awards were to Brian Gottfredson, an agent with Coldwell Banker Premier, residential salesperson of the year; Michael B. Falk, an agent for Consolidated Realty Group, commercial salesperson of the year; Becki Szymczak, an agent with Coldwell Banker Premier in Bountiful, residential rookie of the year; and Sean Fleming, an agent with Salt Lake Investment Co., commercial rookie of the year.

The Realtor Service Award went to Dorothy Kohagen, owner of Kohagen Realtors and the Affiliate Award went to Jan Leatham, who provides "innovative, creative and dedicated assistance" to agents and brokers.