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.
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.All REALTORS® are encouraged to participate in the 2018 Economic & Advocacy Summit in Richmond on Feb. 14.
Every year HRRA travels to Richmond in early February to join our colleagues from across Virginia to meet with state legislators, inform them about what is happening in the market, and lobby for VAR's legislative agenda. Seats are available for free on HRRA's chartered bus for the round trip. Note that each individual REALTOR® who intends to attend must register via the Virginia REALTORS® website. You cannot register through HRRA. Registration is $75 per individual, payable online before the Summit.