Over recent years, AIA Virginia has undertaken significant steps to improve member value while reducing organization expenses. In 2020, Supplemental Firm Dues will be completely eliminated! This means there are no other dues obligations outside of individual membership dues.
Through conscientious decision making, our budgeted expenses have decreased by more than 33% when compared to the 2014 budget. As AIA Virginia becomes leaner and financially healthier, we’ve also been listening. As such, the Board of Directors voted at its last meeting to invest 100% of the 2020 dues increase to the AIA Virginia PAC.
You spoke loudly—the most important thing we at AIA Virginia do for you is advocacy. You expressed a desire for us to be more proactive on issues that elevate the importance of architects and good design. We heard you.
The AIA Virginia PAC supports legislators who understand our agenda and support our goals without regard to political party affiliation. By speaking with a unified voice, architects can influence legislation affecting our profession and the quality of life in our communities. For more information regarding the AIA Virginia PAC, please click here to read the FAQs.
If this investment is acceptable, no action is required on your part. If you wish to divert your dues increase to our general operating account, please let us know by going to www.aiava.org/opt-out. This provides the opportunity for your dues increase to be dedicated to non-PAC activities and ensures, that no matter what, your AIA state dues go toward important work for you and the profession in Virginia.
Various communications will be sent between now and membership renewal regarding this important decision. If you have any questions, please contact Corey Clayborne, AIA at email@example.com. Thank you for believing in what we do.
Rob Reis, AIA