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 2016 are included in the 2016 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:

General inquiries and Montgomery County, MD: 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

Virginia: Brian Gordon, Vice President of Government Affairs, VA, or
Bismah Ahmed, Manager of Government Affairs, VA

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