AIA Northern Virginia
The Chapter House is temporarily closed, but all member services are available by emailing aianova@aianova.org.

Local and State Advocacy + You (Online)
June 30
12:00-1:30p


Local and state advocacy efforts can strongly influence critical issues of importance to architects, such as school security, resilience, sustainability, and housing access and affordability. Learn about AIA Virginia’s advocacy agenda and the results of the 2020 General Assembly from lobbyist Patrick Cushing, with Williams-Mullen, and Corey Clayborne, FAIA, AIA Virginia Executive Vice President.

Hear the results of the recent AIA Northern Virginia advocacy survey and learn what issues are important to our members. Also, consider how you can become involved as we plan for our Advocacy Day this fall.

1.5 LU.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the current composition of the Virginia General Assembly, including the committee structure of the House and Senate, and understand its organization, election cycle, and budget.
• Examine the process by which bills are introduced, discussed, and passed in the General Assembly and how these bills can support and protect the architecture profession as well as prescribe licensure, services, and procurement taxes that affect architectural practice.
Define the important issues shared in the membership survey and address critical issues such as school security, resilience, sustainability, and housing access and affordability.
• Promote architect involvement in advocacy efforts and explain the importance and influence advocacy can have on matters of importance to the architecture profession.

This webinar is free.