BOMA Honors Advocacy Excellence at
Winter Business Meeting
Board of Governors meeting at the recent Winter
Business Meeting, BOMA International recognized four BOMA local
associations for their excellence in grassroots and issues advocacy through the
Government Affairs Awards of Recognition Program, popularly known as the
BOMA/Utah was recognized in the category of Outstanding Ongoing
Advocacy Program for developing an active and influential government affairs
program that brings political and legislative awareness to BOMA Utah members.
BOMA/Oregon was honored for Outstanding Single Government Affairs
Issue for a small BOMA local association for leading the Safe and Livable
Portland Coalition. The coalition includes neighborhood associations,
nonprofits and local businesses that has worked diligently to find lasting
solutions to Portland’s housing and homelessness crisis.
Cleveland was chosen for Outstanding Single
Government Affairs Issue for a medium BOMA local association for leading a
coalition that successfully lobbied for positive changes to a proposed
ordinance that would have required unnecessary and onerous faÃ§ade inspections of
BOMA/Toronto won in the category of Outstanding Single Government
Affairs Issue for a large BOMA local association for having worked with the
City of Toronto and Ontario Provincial energy officials to make a mandatory
energy benchmarking ordinance more fair and beneficial to all parties and
More information on the winning entries can be found on the Govies page
of the BOMA International website.