Please join us as we elect our 2019 leadership, honor those who contribute to the built environment of New York, and celebrate the progress and direction of the Chapter. From public advocacy to professional training, architect activism, AIANY will highlight the challenges and successes from the past year. We will also share our goals for the remainder of 2018 and beyond.
2019 Board Slate can be viewed here.
Independent nominations may be submitted to the Secretary via the chapter (email@example.com) in accordance with Chapter Bylaws. If an independent slate is submitted, a ballot election will be held at the Annual Meeting. If there is no independent slate, the Secretary is empowered to vote a single ballot for the Nominating Committee slate as presented above.
Proposed Changes to AIA New York Bylaws:
Below is a summary of proposed changes to the AIA New York Bylaws. The text of the proposed changes, which affect multiple sections of the bylaws, is available here.
AIA New York Board Directors
- Proposed bylaws change reclassifies most Board members as “Directors” or “Public Directors”, eschewing previous titles that focused on specific roles (e.g., Director of Educational Affairs). Directors signify AIA members; Public Directors are non-members. There is no change in Board composition.
- This change brings our Board into alignment with non-profit best practices, moving to a model of more generalist Directors, which enhances responsiveness to changing needs and areas of focus for the Board.
- Proposed bylaws change to the Director, Associate Relations role (a Board director drawn from among the Chapter’s associate members), makes Associate members eligible if they have associate status at the time of their election. This will enable associate members to serve even as they pursue licensure.
Contingency Reserve Fund Policies
- Background – after financial difficulties following expenses related to the 1988 AIA National conference, the Chapter established a contingency reserve fund as a financial backstop and for use in emergencies.
- Proposed bylaws change stipulates that monies in excess of $500,000 can be approved for use by a 2/3 majority vote of the Board of Directors for urgent or emergency expenses. To deploy any funds below the $500,000 threshold will continue to require a vote of the membership. The change makes some funds usable in urgent circumstances, but maintains the spirit of member control and the need for a significant financial cushion.
2018 AIA New York Chapter Nominating Committee:
David Piscuskas, FAIA, Chair
Eric Bunge, FAIA
Sara Caples, AIA
Victoria Meyers, AIA
Mark Strauss, FAIA
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