AIA Virginia | 2019 Board of Directors
December 12, 2019
AIA Virginia Headquarters

Motions Made and Approved:

The Board of Directors of AIA Virginia voted as follows:

  • Approval of the October 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  • Approval of the change to the Honors Committee composition as listed in the Rules of the Organization
  • Approval of appointments to the Invest in the Future Task Force
  • Approval of investment amount required to receive a PAC lapel pin
  • Approval of PAC Board of Trustee appointments

Written reports were provided for the following consent agenda items:

  • PAC Update                                                                                                   
  • Membership Update                                                                                                                                      
  • Disaster Assistance Committee Update                                                                    
  • Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Update           
  • ACE Joint Owner Forum
  • NOMA Virginia Exploratory Committee
  • Emerging Leaders in Architecture – 2020 Class
  • Publication Update     

Members may request a copy of these written reports by emailing AIA Virginia Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, AIA at


  1. Position Architects as vital contributors to our built environment.
  • An overview of the proposed changes to the Rules of the Organization regarding the composition of the Honors Committee were provided. A motion was presented by the Honors Committee Diversity Task Force recommending acceptance of the presented recommendations.  The motion passed unanimously.
  • Advance the knowledge and expertise of members.
  • The attendance and revenue statistics of Architecture Exchange East 2019 which included attendee and exhibitor survey results were presented. It was noted that attendee diversity is increasing.  Survey results indicated that exhibitors would be interested in a conference collaboration with other AIA components like AIA DC and AIA Maryland.
  • Become a model of a strong nonprofit and vibrant membership organization.
  • The proposed appointments to the Invest in the Future Task Force which is charged with exploring a full range of possibilities that would result in access to a 501c3 philanthropic arm for use by all five local components and the state component were presented. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Advocate for the profession.
  • The Government Advocacy Advisory Council’s proposed recommendation of establishing a $25 minimum PAC contribution to receive a lapel pin was discussed. However, any individual who contributes in addition to the PAC Opt-In amount will be recognized on the AIA Virginia PAC website. The motion passed unanimously.
  • The proposed appointments to the PAC Board of Trustees were provided. The motion passed unanimously.


Treasurer’s Report:

The organization’s Balance Sheet indicates the cash and cash equivalents are approximately $20k greater than at this point last year. The deferred revenue of over $50k reflects the number of exhibitors who have signed up for Architecture Exchange East 2020.  The organization’s excess of revenue over expenses was recorded at just over $13k.

New Business:

  • AIA Virginia, AIA DC, AIA Maryland Collaboration:  The three components have agreed to explore the feasibility of a potential conference collaboration.   
  • AIA National Environmental Stewardship Update: An Institute update on “The Big Move” which is an AIA National position on Environmental Stewardship and Climate Action was distributed. This stance has influenced the development of AIA Virginia’s 2020-2022 Strategic Plan.
  • Members of the Board shared what they were most proud of regarding their service.  Items noted included advocacy efforts, the digital creation of Inform magazine, relocation of the organization’s headquarters, the organization’s improving financial health, and progress with increasing diversity.

This was the final meeting of the 2019 AIA Virginia Board of Directors.