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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

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This afternoon, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide order mandating the closure of certain non-essential businesses and banning all...

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The State of Maryland, local jurisdictions and utilities are exercising an abundance of caution and taking significant steps to mitigate the...

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The District of Columbia is exercising an abundance of caution and taking significant steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Below,...

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How Governor’s Statewide Stay at Home Order Impacts AOBA Members On March 30, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 This week, the Virginia General Assembly celebrates “crossover,” the procedural halfway point in the...

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February 7, 2020 Week 5 of the General Assembly has seen a flurry of activity as the House and Senate are laboring to complete work on bills...

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January 24, 2020 Action has picked up in the third week of the General Assembly session in Richmond, with numerous bills affecting commercial and...

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January 24, 2020 Action has picked up in the third week of the General Assembly session in Richmond, with numerous bills affecting commercial and...

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NEWS RELEASE Contact: Brewster Thackeray Office: 202.296.3390 x 241 | Cell: 703.508.4418 BThackeray@AOBA-Metro.org ...

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Thank you to all who attended our memorable 2020 Annual Meeting at the Capital Hilton. AOBA saluted the volunteers and community leaders who make...

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AOBA Week 2 Legislative Report January 17, 2020 The 2020 session of the Virginia General Assembly has gotten off to a slow start as the House and...

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