AIA Virginia | 2019 Board of Directors
June 21, 2019
Williams Mullen Headquarters – Richmond

Motions Made and Approved:
The Board of Directors of AIA Virginia voted as follows:

  • Approval of the April 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  • Approval of the Public Policy and Position Statements
  • Approval of the FY 2018-2019 Financial Contingency Fund Contribution
  • Approval of the FY 2019-2020 Organization Budget

Written reports were provided for the following consent agenda items:

  • PAC Update
  • Inform Update
  • Membership Update
  • Architecture Exchange East 2019 Update
  • Honors Committee Diversity Task Force Update
  • Disaster Assistance Committee Update
  • Documenting Modern Architecture Update
  • Member Appointments to Boards of the Commonwealth
  • Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Update
  • University Reports
  • Quarterly Component Leadership Meeting Notes
  • Blueprint for Better – National Mall Initiative

Questions regarding the written reports were answered to provide additional clarification. Members may request a copy of these written reports by emailing AIA Virginia Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, AIA at

Mr. Patrick Cushing, Esq. of Williams Mullen introduced Mr. David Albo, Esq. to the Board of Directors. Mr. Albo will be succeeding Mr. Reggie Jones, Esq. as a Principal Lobbyist for the organization.


Advocate for the profession.

A motion was presented by the Government Advocacy Advisory Council recommending approval of the presented revisions to the AIA Virginia Directory of Public Policies and Position Statements. The motion passed unanimously.

Insights were shared from visits to the local component Board of Directors regarding the PAC Opt-In. A discussion was held on the successful actions required for implementing the program which includes repetitive communication, creation of talking points for local component leaders, case studies, education on the difference in membership dues versus PAC investments, and careful messaging to depolarize the term “PAC”.


Treasurer’s Report:
The organization’s Balance Sheet was presented which indicates the cash and cash equivalents are approximately $95k greater than at this point last year. The revenue to date has exceeded the annual budget by nearly $18,000. Expenses are currently at 90% of budget. To date, the organization has an excess of revenue over expenses of $148,167. The year-end projection suggests that the organization will end the fiscal year on June 30, 2019 as cash flow positive.

A motion was presented by the Finance Committee recommending a minimum allocation of $30,000 to the organization’s Financial Contingency Fund (FCF). The motion passed unanimously.

A motion was presented by the Finance Committee recommending approval of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 organizational budget. The motion passed unanimously.

President-Elect’s Report:
The draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) developed by a Joint Task Force was presented which is intended to establish a strategy for future partnerships between the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design and AIA Virginia. The board discussion led to several follow-up items for the Joint Task Force.

New Business:
No New Business items were discussed.

The next meeting of the 2019 AIA Virginia Board of Directors will take place Friday, August 16, 2019 in Richmond.