Advocacy

Protecting and Enhancing the Value of Members' Investments

Please note: You must be logged in as a member to access the Advocacy section pages on this site.

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 2017 are included in the 2017 Advocacy Highlights.

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

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

Congratulations to Bismah Ahmed, AOBA’s Director of Government Affairs - Virginia, for being named as one of the "40 under 40" emerging...

Read Post

It's time to plan ahead for THE year-end event - AOBA’s Holiday Party on December 6, 6:00 to 9:00pm at our NEW venue – the...

Read Post

For the past several years, tenant advocates, housing providers and the Council have been debating the use of concessions. In some areas and for...

Read Post

The Prince William County Department of Development Services’ Land Development Division is encouraging members to attend a seminar to examine...

Read Post

The Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee pulled the proposed recordation tax increase bill, Bill 10-17 Recordation Tax - Rates –...

Read Post

Knowing that there’s always more we can do, AOBA’s Board of Directors and Community Outreach Committee recently selected Covenant...

Read Post

New Maryland state legislation became effective Oct. 1 that will phase-in changes for witnessing of elevator safety tests. HB 1107 , enacted at the...

Read Post

Back by popular demand, AOBA will host a FREE seminar for members on Virginia's Landlord/Tenant Law on Wednesday, October 3 in conjunction with...

Read Post

A Focus on EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: FIRES STILL TAKE LIVES AND DESTROY PROPERTY Article contributed by AOBA Emergency Preparedness Committee Member...

Read Post

2018 Golf Tournament: Enjoyed by 260 Slightly Wet Golf Enthusiasts Although the golfers' green time was cut short due to...

Read Post

Don't miss these FALL RPA Courses. Gain from our expert instructors AND from networking with your AOBA colleagues! An employee with the RPA...

Read Post

NAA is pleased to offer AOBA's multifamily members two promotions during the month of September: 35% off the NALP Online course and 35% off all...

Read Post