Advocacy Information



At the local, state and national levels, BOMA represents your concerns. From local code and real estate issues, to national legislation on issues such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Indoor Air Quality and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), BOMA protects your interests. Through professional lobbying efforts, BOMA International influences legislation and represents your interests before federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Justice Department.


BOMA is the largest commercial real estate organization making its voice heard locally, throughout central Ohio and before the United States Congress. Industry issues ranging from property rights to tax reform, from utility deregulation to indoor air quality, from building codes to window washing.


City, state-wide and national BOMA volunteers and staff continuously monitor legislative activities and lobby on issues potentially impacting commercial real estate.


BOMA Ohio, BOMA Columbus and BOMA International staff provides all BOMA members with valuable support affecting daily operations.


A myriad of local, state and national agencies, commissions, and bureaus are continuously monitored to insure that regulatory actions affecting commercial real estate have input from our industry. BOMA Columbus as a member of BOMA Ohio benefits from the legal council on retainer to BOMA Ohio. Quarterly meetings keep members up to date on the most important issues facing the commercial real estate industry.

BOMA International Resources for State Level Advocacy Issues

Click here to view BOMA International State and Local Advocacy.

BOMA International Resources for State Level Advocacy Issues

Click here to view BOMA International State and Local Advocacy

New Legislative Updates in EV Charging Stations Across Ohio



These energy resources provide tools, techniques, information and more for developing efficient, energy-saving buildings: 

» Better Bricks

» Energy Information Administration

» Energy Star

» Green Globes

» Green Seal

» United States Green Building Council


State of Ohio Resources

» State of Ohio Homepage

» Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR)

» Ohio Chamber of Commerce

» Ohio House of Representatives

» Ohio Senators

» LaWriter: Ohio Laws & Rules

» The Ohio Channel


Columbus and Franklin County Resources

» City of Columbus

» Franklin County

» Columbus Chamber of Congress

» The Library of Congress (Thomas)


Advocacy Day

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Ohio Statehouse

1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215


Registration Here:

Please register before April 30th, 2023

Members will meet at the Statehouse at 8:00 AM. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Appointments with representatives will start around 9:00 AM and continue through 2:00 PM. Members can attend all or a portion of these appointments. Snacks in the afternoon will also be provided but there will not a formal lunch served. 

Register to attend

Advocacy Day Pic

Interested in joining? 

Make your voice heard and keep your industry peers informed on current and proposed legislation by becoming a member of the Legislative Committee. 

Contact the Committee Chair:

Codes & Standards

Coming soon!