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Requirement 1: State Component only: Plan and conduct advocacy efforts at the state level:
Develop a state legislative agenda that is aligned with AIA Public Policies and Position Statements. Share that agenda and critical legislation with AIA and with local components around the state.
Engage with the state’s legislature 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. Use the advocacy action template provided.
Provide a summary of engagement with the state licensing board.
Advocacy action template
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 Components only: 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 their engagement with local government officials and staff. (Examples may include engagement with the permitting office, zoning board, discussions about regulatory or legislative concerns, invitations to chapter events, and partnerships as appropriate with other industry organizations and 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: International components only: If appropriate within the political framework of your host country, component should engage with local government agencies, decision makers, and building officials on issues of importance to the architectural community. The component should coordinate any such efforts with the primary architecture association in the host country.
Documentation: Provide a summary of these engagement activities, including interactions with local government officials and staff; for example, discussions about regulatory or legislative concerns, invitations to chapter events, and partnerships with local business networks.
Requirement 4: Appoint and maintain contact with the 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 and contact information for 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