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Government Affairs

Designed to allow REALTORS® to participate in the public policy process at the local, state and national levels, HRRA's government affairs program protects the professional interests of all Hampton Roads REALTORS®. Our primary goals are to protect private property rights, promote economic development, and maintain a pro-business environment conducive to the practice of real estate.


Carl Johansen

HRRA Staff
Steven Vegh

Vice Chairs Chesapeake Norfolk Portsmouth Suffolk
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City Reports

Check out the link below to see some of the most recent city council and municipal actions.

Get Involved

Mark your calendars for the Government Affairs Committee Meetings the first Thursday of every month at 1:00pm. Speakers address timely issues about government action and its impact on real estate, and our generous sponsors provide lunch. Check this month's calendar for details.

The Government Affairs Committee's renowned Forum features guests with expert knowledge of their field influences and is influenced by the real estate industry. Past speakers at the Forum have included Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe, Naval Station Norfolk Commanding Officer Capt. Richard McDaniel, Peggy Layne on our Mega Region, Thomas Quattlebaum (Sea Level Rise Fellow at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation), Chesapeake Vice Mayor Rick West, ODU economist Chip Filer, Hampton Roads Economic Alliance CEO/President Rick Weddle, Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne, VAR Deputy General Counsel Laura Farley, and Reinvent Hampton Roads CEO/President Jim Spore.

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