Message to Members | AIA Seattle Voting at Conference

SEATTLE, June 19, 2019— AIA Seattle President Sidney Scarboro AIA will head to A’18: AIA Conference on Architecture in New York this week to represent our chapter at the Annual Business Meeting. The AIA Seattle Board reviewed all resolutions before the membership this year, and has recommended the following positions:

Resolution 18-3: Diversity Pipeline and National Representation: Support. AIA Seattle has proposed a friendly amendment to resolution sponsor AIA Georgia, broadening the resolution to address all groups currently underrepresented in leadership.

Resolution 18-4: Codes and Sustainability: Support. AIA Seattle continues to support progressive energy codes in our region to move the building sector towards 2030 targets, and supports language that allows chapters the flexibility to advocate for progressive and reach codes, not just a uniform national code.

Resolution 18-5: Blueprint for Better Communities: Undecided. While AIA Seattle strongly supports the United Nations New Urban Agenda as a cornerstone document for our organization, we believe the implementation requirements and costs of this resolution are unclear. We will be seeking further clarity from resolution sponsors about the intent and scale of this resolution prior to voting.

Resolution 18-6: Supporting Emerging Professionals: Support. AIA Seattle looks forward to utilizing data gathered from this study of the needs of emerging professionals to improve service to young architects.

Resolution 18-7: Repositioning, Member Value and A Study of AIA Regions: Support. AIA Seattle is co-author of this resolution, and believes that taking steps to understand and evaluate AIA regions could lead to greater efficiencies within the AIA organizational structure.

Sidney will also be voting on candidates for national office, and will make a final determination about candidates after the candidate speeches and regional caucuses. AIA Seattle members that would like to offer input on national candidates are encouraged to attend the regional caucus at convention, or email input to Lisa Richmond, Executive Director, AIA Seattle prior to Wednesday morning, June 20.

Heading to A’18? For a schedule of presentations by AIA Seattle Members, click here.