Governmental Affairs Oversight Committee
The Governmental Affairs Oversight Committee focuses on issues impacting the homebuilding industry in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. Monthly meetings serve as a forum for policy discussion on current government issues and updates. The Committee provides strategic guidance and recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding state & local concerns. Lunch is provided.
Meetings: 1st Thursday 11:45 a.m.
Chair: Jeff Schnellmann, Sillilman CitySide Homes
Staff Liaison: Lee Steinhauer, (407) 629-9242 ext. 103, Lee@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
RSVP to the next meeting by emailing Lee Steinhauer, Esq.
How Governmental Affairs Works For You
Programs Spotlighting Industry Issues
Via the Developers Council and GOBA PAC, the Association has presented timely programs on important industry issues such as transportation, residential markets, state legislation, impact fees, sector plans, elections and water initiatives
Relationships with Counties & Municipalities
GOBA maintains a strong relationship with local governments through the exchange of ideas and information between the homebuilding industry and senior staff & elected officials from Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties and numerous municipalities.
Participation on Key Advisory Boards
GOBA members play an active role on government advisory boards that impact the homebuilding industry, including County Code Enforcement Boards, Development Advisory Boards, and Planning & Zoning Commissions, Impact Fee Advisory Workgroups and ad hoc committees on specific issues such as inclusionary zoning, workforce housing, and impact fees.
Lobbies Legislative Leaders in Tallahassee
Traveling to Florida's Capitol, Association leaders meet privately with Central Florida legislators to advocate industry legislation during each Legislative Session.
National Advocacy to Congressional Delegation
While attending the NAHB Spring Board of Director’s meeting in Washington, D.C., Association leaders lobby our Congressional Delegation on national housing issues.