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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TO: DC Residential and Commercial Owners/Managers FROM: Kirsten...

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