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You’ve heard the saying, “If you’re not at the table, you’ll be on the menu!”
AIA Ohio has planned a State Grassroots Presentation that will focus on ways architects can make sure they are at the legislative table, not on the menu. Join AIA Ohio members and architect leaders in Columbus, Ohio, on May 25 for the AIA Ohio State Grassroots Presentation, “Architect as Citizen…Architect as Advocate.” Attendees will hear from Senator Chris Widener, FAIA, who will discuss the Architect’s role in communicating with elected officials, and the most effective ways architects can get involved in the legislative process. Several statewide candidates for elected office have been invited to participate as well. In the afternoon, participants will learn how to put on a Candidate Forum or Debate in your local component (or at your firm!) and have it be meaningful to architects.
Plan now to participate. It’s easy to register, just click here. The cost is only $15 per person. Register by Friday, May 18 to ensure your place at the table!
Meeting Location:The Columbus Renaissance Hotel
Date: May 25, 2012
10:00-10:30 Introduction and Update on AIA Ohio Activities
Presented by Mike Schuster, FAIA, President-elect and Jud Kline, FAIA, President of AIA Ohio.
10:30-11:45 Architect as Advocate.
Senator Chris Widener, FAIA. State Senator Chris Widener represents the 10th Senate District, which includes Madison, Clark and Greene counties. Before coming to the Senate, he served three terms as the State Representative for the 84th House District. Sen. Widener is a past president of AIA Ohio, as well as AIA Dayton. He will discuss the Architect’s role in communicating with elected officials, and the most effective ways architects can get involved in the legislative process.
11:45-1:00 Lunch and Candidate Insight
Josh Mandel is a former Ohio State Representative and is currently the Treasurer of the State of Ohio. He is running against Senator Sherrod Brown for election to one of Ohio’s seats in the U.S. Senate. Attendees will hear the candidate’s perspective on community engagement and involvement in the political process.
1:00-2:30 Workshop on Candidate Forums and Debates
Learn how you can put on a Candidate Forum or Debate in your local component and have it be meaningful to architects. During this session you will also learn how AIA Ohio will help fund individual component candidate forums.