Governmental Affairs Oversight Committee
The Governmental Affairs Oversight Committee focuses on issues that impact the home building industry in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. Monthly meetings serve as a forum for education and policy discussion.
Chair: Vivien Monaco, Burr & Forman
RSVP to the next meeting by emailing Lee Steinhauer, Esq.
About GOBA Government Affairs
The Greater Orlando Builders Association monitors legislation and public policy affecting the home building industry in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. Through community involvement, grassroots efforts, legislative meetings and a targeted political message, the Government Affairs & Oversight Committee focuses on political issues impacting our members. We work alongside state and national associations to support legislation that affects home builders, developers, engineers, and associate members working in the housing industry.
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.