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 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

Alexandria City Councilman and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson won in a primary challenge versus sitting Mayor Allison Silberberg. In a narrow upset of...

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A recent study commissioned by the National Apartment Association (NAA) and National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) reveals that in order to...

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AOBA's Virginia Metropolitan Political Action Committee, the political arm of the Apartment and Office Building Association...

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The City of Alexandria will launch a new credit policy December 1, allowing property owners to reduce their annual stormwater utility fees by...

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The Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils have approved a 4.5% average water and sewer usage rate increase for WSSC, effective July...

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The AOBA Maryland State PAC is the political action committee of AOBA in Maryland. The AOBA MD PAC has endorsed its slate of candidates for the...

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Please join us in welcoming a diverse group of owner/manager members as well as associate members to the AOBA community! These member firms have...

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AOBA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Arlington County Board Chairman Katie Cristol as part of our new Mayors and Chairs event series...

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The Alexandria City Council confirmed plans to raise the local meals tax from 4 to 5 percent to fund affordable housing, boosting the cost of the...

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The DC Mayor's Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA) is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Construction Codes Coordinating Board...

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Congratulations to the oustanding team at JBG SMITH who proudly represented AOBA and the DC Region in the Mid Atlantic TOBY competition. The team...

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Fiscal Year 2019 budgets have been adopted for Northern Virginia’s five primary jurisdictions. In large part, the adopted budgets hold the...

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