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Advocacy 101 Forum

  • August 24, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • O’Hare International Center 10275 W. Higgins Road Rosemont, IL 60018

Brought to you by the Government Affairs Committee

Advocacy 101 Forum
with BOMA/Suburban Chicago's Lobbyist, Chris Nybo

Now more than ever, state legislatures and local municipal governments are poised to impact the commercial real estate industry. It's all our responsibility to promote and advocate for the vital business interests impacting the ownership and management of commercial and medical offices and industrial buildings.

Chris Nybo will explain what advocacy is and why it's important and help you understand the CRE public policy positions and the need to gain support. He will also summarize the current legislative breakdown and issues directly impacting members in their communities.
The program will include presentations by local legislators.

Key Outcomes:
- Understand Legislative issues and processes.
- Relationship building with like-minded organizations and legislative committees.
- What is a veto session?

Who should attend:
Anyone who wants to learn more about Illinois government and policies and how they impact commercial real estate properties.

This program is free to all members and non-members who are interested in Advocacy. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.


Chris Nybo, Lobbyist
A former Illinois Senator and State Representative, Chris brings his unique experience in advising clients on complex regulatory matters, articulating and advocating policy positions, and creating effective business, legislative and legal strategies.

While serving in the legislature, Chris developed a reputation as one of the most bipartisan legislators during an era of intense division, and he has the experience and ability to effectively lobby all four caucuses in the General Assembly, including key leaders with whom he served.

In the Senate, Chris served as Caucus Chair, Spokesperson for the Executive and Financial Institutions Committees, and a member of key industry committees focused on energy, gaming, healthcare, public utilities, transportation, and revenue. His knowledge of and experience with political, legislative and regulatory processes makes him adept at crafting, developing and influencing legislation and public policy.

BOMA/Suburban Chicago
1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110
Schaumburg IL 60173

Phone: (847) 995-0970
Fax: (847) 995-0971


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