Government Affairs Committee - 2022


Co-Chairs: McKenzie Darr, The Wolff Company (State Issues), Nicole De Leon, Cairncross & Hempelmann (Seattle & Local Issues), and Abigail DeWeese, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson (Eastside Issues)
Board Liaisons: Pat Foley, Lake Union Partners and Ian Morrison, McCullough Hill Leary 


Our vision is to be the leading Washington advocacy organization focused on creating a favorable political and regulatory environment for the commercial real estate industry. The Government Affairs Committee will advance our members' policy interests before state and local legislative bodies. Our focus is supporting elected officials and candidates that will promote NAIOP Washington’s priorities.


  • Advocate for NAIOP Washington’s policy preferences at the state and local levels
  • Identify and support candidates to state and local offices that support our priorities
  • Raise money through NAIOP Washington PAC to fund priority candidate and issue campaigns
  • Increase NAIOP Washington’s influence in policy discussions that may impact our members


As a NAIOP member, you have an exclusive opportunity to help shape the laws and policies affecting the industry. Government Affairs Committee and Subcommittee Members can drive the agenda by drafting legislation, providing input on regulatory changes, and meeting with key decision-makers at all levels of state government. 
  • Join a Government Affairs Subcommittee. Our four subcommittees cover State, Eastside, and Seattle/Regional issues and raise funds for the NAIOPWA PAC. NAIOPWA members may fill in this survey sign up for a subcommittee. Contact us at [email protected] for more information; you must be a NAIOPWA member to serve on committees. 
  • Donate to the 2022 Government Affairs Program. Click here to learn more. 
  • Contribute to the NAIOP Washington Political Action Committee. NAIOP Washington State members and non-member supporters may contribute to the PAC online or by mail.
Send checks to:
NAIOP Washington State PAC
PO Box 24183
Seattle, WA 98124