Advocacy

Protecting and Enhancing the Value of Members' Investments

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AOBA's non-partisan government affairs activities in DC, Maryland and Virginia provide members with substantial savings in utilities, property taxes and other regulatory fees -- savings that enhance value to owners, tenants and residents. Brief highlights of AOBA's advocacy accomplishments in 2018 are included in the 2018 Year in Review publication.

AOBA's advocacy efforts are focused on:

  • guarding against burdensome tax increases and inappropriate regulations;
  • seeking reasonable building regulations;
  • advocating before public service commissions to keep energy costs down;
  • promoting responsible housing regulation to preserve affordability; and
  • reducing government costs and hassles.
 
For specific questions and assistance, contact AOBA's Advocacy team:

Regional Advocacy Issues: Nicola Whiteman, Esq., Senior Vice
President of Government Affairs

District of Columbia: Kirsten Williams, Esq., Vice President of Government Affairs, DC - Commercial;  Randi Marshall, Vice President of Government Affairs, DC - Residential

Maryland: Ron Wineholt, Vice President of Government Affairs, MD;
Montgomery County: Nicola Whiteman

Virginia: Brian Gordon, Vice President of Government Affairs, VA, or
Bismah Ahmed, Director of Government Affairs, VA

The AOBA Virginia Government Affairs Committee and Virginia Metropolitan Political Action Committee will meet jointly Friday, October 11 from 1:30...

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AOBA's annual Golf Tournament is September 16. Golfers will enjoy a great day on the links as they connect with hundreds of friends, colleagues,...

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On October 1, 2019, the “Vacancy Increase Reform Amendment Act of 2018” (D.C. Law 22-223) will go into effect. Though the D.C. Council...

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TO: Maryland Commercial & Multifamily Members FROM:...

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The Montgomery County Green Bank and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have scheduled a workshop at the Silver Spring Civic Center on...

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Over the last several years, AOBA has defeated several attempts to add “source of income” to the list of protected classes under fair...

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AOBA Educational Foundation Summer Internship Program Wraps Up with Job Offers More than one third of the AOBA Educational Foundation’s 25...

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The Building Energy Performance Standards were established as part of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018, which became effective March 2019....

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After more than three years, the District’s Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB) is nearing the final round of revisions to local...

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On July 19, AOBA hosted representatives of both the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Green Bank to discuss available...

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Montgomery County: July 1 Changes to Annual Rental Facility License Fees REMINDER! On July 1, increases to the annual rental facility license fee...

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