During the upcoming AIA Convention (May 17-19, 2012 in Washington D.C.) several resolutions will be offered for consideration by the AIA membership. Californians have been leading the efforts in developing resolutions which if passed, will ask the AIA Board to take action on the following issues:
- AIA Resources: study AIA’s revenue streams at the National, State and local levels, the impact such sources have on the services and delivery, membership recruitment and retention, and the future health of the organization (sponsored by AIA California Council). Click here to read the resolution.
- AIA Allied Membership: to change AIA Bylaws to allow state and local AIA chapters’ local affiliate/professional members to use the title “allied member” (sponsored by AIA Redwood Empire). Click here to read the resolution.
- Special Recognition: to publically acknowledge AIA Members who have been members of the organization for 50 years or more (sponsored by John Grounds, AIA, California Regional Director from AIA San Fernando Valley). Click here to read the resolution.
While resolutions do not obligate the AIA to a specific course of action, they are often used as a means to start a national dialogue about important issues facing the organization. The AIA California Council has been working with local components to develop these resolutions and forward them to the Institute Secretary for presentation to Convention delegates.
Weigh in on these issues and help shape the discussion.