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Government Affairs Committee

The BOMA/GLA Government Affairs Committee assesses local legislation affecting commercial real estate and is BOMA/GLA’s front line for advocacy. The Committee may recommend positions on legislation to the BOMA/GLA Board of Directors for their final approval and provide input to the Director of Government and Public Affairs for their day-to-day advocacy work.  

The committee also meets with local policymakers to assess their proposed legislation.

Staff Liaison: Director of Government and Public Affairs


  • Assess current legislation presented by fellow committee members, BOMA/GLA staff or outside experts for consideration. GAC members have the opportunity to vote on policy recommendations for the BOMA/GLA Board of Directors.  
  • Advocate on behalf of BOMA/GLA’s policy positions to local government officials.  
  • Provide issue-based expertise to educate BOMA/GLA’s broader membership on the impacts of local policies.  
  • Meetings will take place on a monthly basis with periodic conference calls as needed. GAC members will have the ability to dial in remotely via Zoom, even when meetings are held in-person.  

Meeting Schedule

The third Thursday of the month at 12pm-1pm on Zoom and in-person. Additional ad-hoc meetings discussing specific policy issues or with public officials may also occur. GAC Members are also generally invited to Political Action Committee candidate interviews if there is sufficient space.

Meeting dates may adjust based on the needs of the committee and at the direction of the chair.

Time Commitment

Members are expected to devote one hour per month for committee meetings and an additional 30 minutes for research and reading. Some additional time might be requested on a volunteer basis for discussions with local government officials and policy analysis.

Number of Committee Members:

This committee consists of up to nineteen (19) members.


Maria Martos_web
Leadership 2

Committee Co-Chair
Kilroy Realty Corporation

Blake Perez
Director of Government and Public Affairs