AIA Northern Virginia
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Local Advocacy Town Hall - City of Alexandria (Online)
July 14

What issues are important to you?

AIA Northern Virginia’s Legislative/Government Affairs Committee is hosting a series of open discussions on local issues of importance to architects. These conversations will inform both participants and the committee about the most critical issues that architects want to discuss with local lawmakers. Participant comments and concerns will provide direct input to be used to develop the issue platforms for several Advocacy Days being planned for the fall.

Participants will also hear from Citizen Architects about the importance of getting involved and the opportunities available in four local jurisdictions:

   • July 7 – Fairfax County, featuring Ken Wiseman, FAIA
   • July 14 – City of Alexandria, featuring Purvi Irwin, AIA
   • July 21 – Arlington County, featuring Michael Foster, FAIA
   • July 28 – City of Falls Church, featuring Alan Brangman, AIA

1 LU offered for each session.* Free, but please register below.

Learning Objectives:
-Identify how local jurisdictions’ legislative bodies work and how local laws are created and passed.
-Consider what is required to become a Citizen Architect in various roles, and what rewards can be gained by becoming engaged in the local community.
-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.

If you have questions or concern, please contact our Legislative/Government Affairs Committee Chair, Eliza Engle, AIA.

*While participants are welcome to attend all 4 events, please note that due to similar content and following AIA guidelines, participants may only receive continuing education credits for one session.