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

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AOBA is pleased to announce the launch of the Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) for property management professionals with three to 10 years of...

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AOBA coordinated and led eight rental housing witnesses in opposition to legislation that would impose a just cause eviction law in Montgomery...

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The window for non-residential property owners in the City of Alexandria to apply for credits against the City’s stormwater management fee...

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We did it! AOBA volunteers and generous members helped AOBA exceed our fundraising goal of $10,000 to support Covenant House's comprehensive...

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THE year-end event - AOBA’s Holiday Party - is coming up on on Thursday, December 6th, 6:00 to 9:00pm at our NEW venue – the...

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The Maryland General Election on Nov. 6 brought few surprises in statewide and General Assembly races. As expected, Governor Hogan won reelection...

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As a reminder, members will soon see the impact of DC Water’s Board of Directors approval of their multi-year water and sewer rate proposals...

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The Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development recently released a draft Comprehensive Housing Strategy, intended...

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The AOBA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the organization has expanded its advocacy presence in DC with an additional staff member joining...

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