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Requirement 1: State Component: Plan and conduct advocacy efforts at the state level:
Develop a state legislative agenda that is aligned with the AIA Public Policies and Position Statements. Share that agenda and critical legislation with the Institute and with local components around the state.
Engage with the state’s legislature, licensing boards, procurement agencies, and other officials on issues of importance to the architectural community.
Documentation: State components provide a copy of their legislative agenda, which should address any key legislative issues that affect the architecture profession in their state. Also provide a summary of efforts made in the most recent legislative session to advance the state legislative agenda and results produced by those activities.
Policy Platform 2020
How to develop a statewide agenda and advocacy strategy
Directory of AIA public policies and position statements
Five Elements of a Legislative Campaign
Hiring and managing state contract lobbyists
Webinar Recording: Core Service- Advocacy
Requirement 2: Local Component: Engage with local government agencies, decision makers, and building officials on issues of importance to the architectural community.
Documentation: Local components provide a summary of engagement activities, including interactions with local government officials and staff, discussions about regulatory or legislative concerns, invitations to chapter events, and partnerships with local business networks.
Local Component Engagement Form
Developing a public policy board
How to create and use a Local Advocacy Tracker
Five elements of a legislative campaign
Requirement 3: State Component: Send a representative to the SGN annual meeting once every three years to ensure component advocates have access to training, resources, and networks across the institute.
Documentation: None required. The institute will verify.
State and Local Government Network
State and local issues
Requirement 4: State Component: Appoint a volunteer AIA State Disaster Coordinator to interface with emergency management officials, to help components around the state prepare for potential natural or other disasters.
Documentation: State components must provide the name of the AIA State Disaster Coordinator.
Roles and responsibility in AIA State Disaster Assistance Program
Why engage an architect in Disaster Assistance?
Disaster Assistance Handbook
Disaster Assistance Program