Spirits weren’t dampened by a winter snowstorm as Virginia’s leaders joined component leaders and executives from across the country for inspirational sessions, the exchange of ideas, and fellowship at the 2015 AIA Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference on March 4–6.
Despite the cancellation of the legislative session and closure of government offices, Virginia members still managed to meet with 5 of the Commonwealth’s legislators or aides.
The national advocacy agenda includes:
- the preservation of Historic Tax Credits which have been a vital resource for development and preservation in Virginia;
- the National Design Services Act which would help architecture-school graduates reduce student debt through community service;
- the Safe Building Code Act, which would increase FEMA’s disaster assistance funding in Virginia by 4%.
We’ll work to schedule visits in the home districts of the remaining members of Congress. If you’re interested in participating in these meetings, please contact Rhea George at (804) 237-1768 or firstname.lastname@example.org