Election season is right around the corner—and I don’t mean November. Rather, in just a few weeks’ time, the AIA will elect its national leadership, and in October, our AIA Cincinnati chapter will cast ballots on issues closer to home. In each, I urge you to make your voice heard on how the institutions that affect you are governed. Read on for more. 

The national AIA annual meeting and elections will occur from September 1 through September 4, 2020. While typically held out of town at the national AIA Conference on Architecture, this year the annual meeting and voting will be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. As such, we all have an opportunity to attend the annual meeting and to vote for our national leaders from the comfort of our homes. To vote, you must become accredited as a delegate from AIA Cincinnati by contacting our Executive Director by August 7th. Learn more about the candidates for national office, and the responsibilities of being a delegate here

In October, AIA Cincinnati will elect our local leadership and consider proposed revisions to our chapter’s bylaws. We recently issued a call for nominations to the Board. ICYMI (in case you missed it!), there is still time to nominate yourself or another AIA member for an open position. Curious about the work of our Board? In general, Board members are strategic thinkers that are committed to making the world a better place by harnessing the collective power of the architectural community. They share their time and talents to advocate for architects and for the AIA, and they encourage others to get involved. They strive to understand the diverse interests of our professional community, and they nurture and promote those needs, while putting aside their personal agenda. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please contact John Jaskiewicz with nominations before August 7th. More information about chapter bylaw proposals will be forthcoming in late summer.

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