AIA Orlando needs members to take lead for advocacy in their local communities: to strengthen the voice of the architectural profession through the engagement of legislators, their staff, and other AIA members on issues that affect architects. Some of the key areas of focus for the Government Affairs Committee include growth management, historic resources, school construction, & urban design.
Aranya Mom, AIA
AIA Florida Legislative Days took place on January 25 in Tallahassee’s Capitol complex. The face-to-face meetings with Florida Legislators were back this year, albeit with optional mask protection. This year’s business-as-usual meeting opportunities were much welcomed following last year’s virtual sessions. Despite the ongoing challenges of the current pandemic, we are grateful that our lawmakers made their offices available to us. We are thankful to still have the opportunity to engage with the legislators to advocate for our profession. Perhaps next year, we’ll be represented with a larger AIA Orlando contingent in a return to the Bus trip to the Capitol.