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 invites members to a meeting with Adam Ortiz, the new Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Director. Members with...

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On January 12, the Alexandria City Council adopted WasteSmart on a unanimous vote. The strategic plan is a 20-year comprehensive plan to ensure the...

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On January 22, Chairman Mendelson, along with 11 of his fellow 12 colleagues, re-introduced the “Department of Buildings Establishment Act of...

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AOBA Honors Distinguished Industry “Servant Leaders” AOBA held its 2019 Annual Meeting Luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel on January 17,...

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PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.—The federal government shutdown, now the longest in our nation’s history, is putting unsustainable...

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The Virginia General Assembly opened for its 2019 legislative session on January 9. As legislative proposals continue to take shape, the...

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AOBA members are invited to meet with the new Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) Acting director on January 30 at 10:00am. The...

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See You at the 2019 AOBA Annual Meeting luncheon. This important annual event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at...

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The interest rate payable on residential security deposits in Maryland will increase to 2.6 percent for amounts accruing during calendar year 2019....

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