Virginia Government Affairs Committee

Chairperson: Shawn Kyle, Lerner; Melissa Steele, E and G Group; Arianna Royster, Borger Management

Staff: Brian Gordon, Bismah Ahmed

Mission: To provide input, direction, guidance and assistance to AOBA government affairs staff in the development and implementation of a comprehensive legislative and regulatory agenda advocating for the interests of commercial and multifamily rental property owners and managers in Northern Virginia.

Meetings: Held periodically at member buildings in Northern Virginia.



Introducing our 2019 Chairs
We are pleased to share that the AOBA Board of Directors has reappointed Shawn Kyle of Lerner to serve as the Chairman of the Virginia Government Affairs Committee for 2019.  Shawn will be joined this year on the Virginia leadership team by Melissa Steele of E and G Group and Arianna Royster of Borger Management who will help lead the PAC’s fundraising initiatives as well as our Virginia political giving program going into a significant state and local election cycle.    

 
Save the Date for Upcoming Meetings
Agendas and additional information and materials will be shared with members as meeting dates approach.  

                       Date:           Tuesday, April 9, 2019
                       Time:           1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
                       Location:    Offices of Lerner
                                            1600 Tysons Blvd, 1st Floor Conference Center, Tysons, VA  22102
           
                        Date:           Tuesday, June 4, 2019
                        Time:           1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
                        Location:     Offices of JBG Smith
                                              251 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202
 
                        Date:           Tuesday, September 17, 2019
                        Time:           1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
                        Location:    Offices of Lerner
                                             1600 Tysons Blvd, 1st Floor Conference Center, Tysons, VA  22102
 
                         Date:           Tuesday, November 19, 2018
                         Time:           1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
                         Location:    Offices of JBG Smith
                                              251 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202

In the coming months, AOBA will also be announcing special programming for AOBA members with Virginia interests to interact with policymakers and learn about state and local laws and regulations affecting commercial and multifamily properties.  This will include our popular (and FREE) fire systems training classes as well as our annual landlord/tenant legal seminar and Mayors & Chairs event series.  We will continue to keep you apprised as these opportunities are added to the calendar.   
 
Legislative
Once again, AOBA’s advocacy program has produced meaningful results on behalf of commercial and multifamily property owners and managers that will reduce regulatory burdens and produce a net positive effect for your bottom line.  AOBA’s advocacy team recorded a 100% success rate for the 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly, advancing a substantial proactive agenda of legislation to maintain Virginia as a hospitable environment for property owners/managers and defeating or amending several measures that would have layered additional administrative and cost burdens on your businesses. 
 
Click here for a summary of key measures AOBA influenced on your behalf this year.