AGA Moves Headquarters Next Door to Capitol
In an effort to strengthen its ties with regulators, national
policy makers and member companies, the American Gas Association
(AGA) announced plans last week to move its headquarters next March
from Arlington, VA, to downtown Washington, D.C. The association
will take up residence on the fourth floor of the Hall of the State
building's south tower at 400 N. Capitol Street, which is two
blocks away from the Capitol building and four blocks from FERC.
"Our members believe that advocacy is the most important mission
of the American Gas Association," said David Parker, A.G.A.
president and CEO. "I can think of no better way to align that
mission with our day-to-day activities than by moving closer to the
policy makers who help to guide our industry."
Saving on rent also is a plus. AGA said it plans to lease about
35,000 square feet, 19,000 square feet less than its current
residence at 1515 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, VA, which was
considered too big and overpriced. The association occupied five
floors in the Arlington building but because of downsizing over the
past few years as much as 50% of the offices on some of those
floors were vacant. Despite the improved location of its new
headquarters, the smaller office space is expected to save the
association about $100,000/year, a spokeswoman said.
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