Member Advocate of the Year Award

“If you don't get  involved in issues that affect you, then you have no right to complain." -- Malcolm Bennett, 2014 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 local, 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, Sept. 18, 2015

Minimum Criteria 

FEDERAL: Attend the NAA Capitol Conference; participate in Lobby Day; attend 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, or conduct a property tour with your members of Congress; take action on a legislative action alert by conducting a business call, or sending an email, letter or fax to your Representative or Senator.

STATE OR LOCAL: Attend two of the following: a City Council, County Board of Supervisors or State Legislature committee meeting; participate in a State Legislative Day event; take action on a local or state issue by calling or sending an email, letter or fax to your City or County Councilman or State Legislator.

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 or to receive the nomination form, contact Kathleen Gamble or call 703-797-0633. 


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