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 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is considering a proposal to regulate shared mobility devices, such as e-scooters. The Board will hold a...

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After almost four years and consideration of a similar measure introduced in Nov. 2015, the full Council adopted legislation, Bill 12-19 - Human...

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Arlington County is considering a proposed ordinance to regulate e-scooters and other “micro-mobility devices.” The County’s...

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The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II (Required) Thursday, November 7- Sunday November 10, 20198am-2pm, Downtown DC...

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“I am delighted to announce that Brandy Peak, CAE, has joined the AOBA team as Director of Education, Programs, Meetings and Events,”...

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InspiRE CEO Marc Fischer Completes Two Successful Years as Interim Executive Director of AOBA Educational Foundation As Interim Executive...

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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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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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