Member Advocate of the Year Award

“Congressmen only know what they hear from others. Advocating for the industry is just as important as reviewing a community’s monthly operating statement.”  --Frank Barefield, 2012 AIMS Grassroots Member Advocate of the Year

NAA Government Affairs will recognize the U.S. apartment industry’s top grassroots advocate this fall.  All NAA industry members are eligible to win this major award, which recognizes an individual’s outstanding voluntary contributions to industry advocacy at the state and national levels.

Whether by meeting with your elected officials, sending a letter or making a phone call to your members of Congress, grassroots advocacy is vital to NAA’s political efforts.

The Member Advocate of the Year will be announced at the Assembly of Delegates meeting in November and featured in a subsequent issue of units Magazine.

Nominating Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2013

Minimum Criteria 

Attend the NAA Capitol Conference; participate in Lobby Day; attend at two of the following:  town hall meeting, tele-town hall meeting, meet with your members of Congress during a constituent work week or the August congressional recess; take action on a legislative action alert by conducting a business call, or sending an email, letter or fax to your Representative or Senator.

Above and Beyond Criteria

 Recruit two industry members to Lobby Day meetings or during a constituent work week or August congressional recess; author a published op-ed or letter to the editor on a local, state or federal industry issue; speak on behalf of the industry at a town hall meeting or local meeting.

For more information, contact Kathleen Gamble or call 703/797-0633. 

Download the Member Advocate of the Year nomination form.

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