Gubernatorial Appointment Opportunities

Board of Housing and Community Development

A vacancy has occurred on the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development.  The Board of Housing and Community Development consists of 14 citizen members, including 11 members appointed by the Governor from each of Virginia’s Congressional Districts, a representative from the Virginia Fire Services Board appointed by the chairman of that board, the Executive Director of the Virginia Housing Development Authority, and the Director of Regulatory Compliance of the Virginia Building Officials Association.  The individual that will be appointed is required to live in the 7th Congressional District.

Please see the link below for a map of the District:

https://www.vpap.org/offices/us-representative-7/district-map/

AIA Virginia distributed an email notice to AIA members in the 7th Congressional District on April 5.  Due to the time sensitivity of this appointment, the deadline has been shortened from that notice.  For those that are interested, please send a letter of interest on letterhead to AIA Virginia Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne at cclayborne@aiava.org  by April 20, 2018, in pdf format.

 

Art and Architectural Review Board

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s  Art and Architectural Review Board (AARB) reviews and advises the Governor on the acquisition and design of works of art, buildings, and structures on property owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The AARB meets year-round on a monthly basis and is comprised of six members, to include a designee of the Department of Historic Resources, and five citizen members appointed by the Governor. Agencies are responsible for submitting project information to AARB for its consideration.

In June 2018, an opening to serve in this capacity will become available.  AIA Virginia plans to present a slate of qualified candidates to the Governor’s office for consideration.  For those that are interested, please send your resume and a letter of interest on letterhead to AIA Virginia Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne at cclayborne@aiava.org  by April 30, 2018, in pdf format.

 

Opportunity to Serve on the Commonwealth’s AARB

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s  Art and Architectural Review Board (AARB) reviews and advises the Governor on the acquisition and design of works of art, buildings, and structures on property owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The AARB meets year-round on a monthly basis and is comprised of six members, to include a designee of the Department of Historic Resources, and five citizen members appointed by the Governor. Agencies are responsible for submitting project information to AARB for its consideration.

In June 2018, an opening to serve in this capacity will become available.  AIA Virginia plans to present a slate of qualified candidates to the Governor’s office for consideration.  For those that are interested, please send your resume and a letter of interest on letterhead to AIA Virginia Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne at cclayborne@aiava.org  by March 30, 2018, in pdf format.

All submissions will be provided to AIA Virginia’s Government Advocacy Advisory Council for review and discussion before submission to the Board of Directors.

VSAIA Seeking Candidates for Appointments

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While we have not been notified officially of any gubernatorial appointments for the 2013 vacancies, the VSAIA is moving toward selecting and supporting nominees for openings in 2014.

The VSAIA offers its support to candidates who wish to serve the public by leading the various boards that oversee the work of state agencies.  While only a few positions are reserved for architects — such as the regulatory board and the Art and Architectural Review Board — many agencies would benefit from an architect’s insight and ability to see several steps ahead, similar to a chess grandmaster.  To some, this would appear to be magic.  To architects, it’s a daily exercise in rational thought.

[adrotate banner=”52″]For boards requiring architects, the VSAIA is asked to provide a slate of nominees.  For other boards, one nominee is fine. Board openings beginning July 1, 2014, requiring gubernatorial appointment are as follows:

  • Art and Architectural Review Board – five positions open, one reserved for an architect and one at-large.  Currently two architects serve on this extremely important board, which reviews designs for every state-owned project.
  • Board of Housing and Community Development – four positions open, one each from the 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 11th Congressional Districts.  No positions are reserved for architects.  One of this board’s primary duties is to approve updates to the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.
  • Virginia Housing Development Authority – two positions open, none reserved for an architect.
  • Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation – four positions open, none reserved for an architect.  This board oversees the actions of the department that regulates licensed professionals including architects.
  • APELSCIDLA – no architect positions open, but three other positions are open, one each for a professional engineer, a land surveyor, and a certified interior designer.  This board regulates architects, professional engineers, land surveyors, certified interior designers and landscape architects.
  • Board of Historic Resources – two positions are open, none reserved for an architect.

There are other boards to be considered as well.  These are only the ones most commonly of interest to architects.  Members who wish to receive the support of the VSAIA must send a resume and a letter of interest to Duncan Abernathy AIA at daber@aiava.org for review by the Government and Industry Affairs Committee.  For more information about the process or an individual board as well as the commitment of time required by each, contact Abernathy as well.

Gubernatorial Appointments

While we have not been notified officially of any gubernatorial appointments for the 2013 vacancies, the Virginia Society AIA is moving toward selecting and supporting nominees for openings in 2014.

The Society offers its support to candidates who wish to serve the public by leading the various boards that oversee the work of state agencies.  While only a few positions are reserved for architects — such as the regulatory board and the Art and Architectural Review Board — many agencies would benefit from an architect’s insight and ability to see several steps ahead, similar to a chess grandmaster.  To some, this would appear to be magic.  To architects, it’s a daily exercise in rational thought.

For boards requiring architects, the VSAIA is asked to provide a slate of nominees.  For other boards, one nominee is fine. Board openings beginning July 1, 2014, requiring gubernatorial appointment are as follows:

  • Art and Architectural Review Board – five positions open, one reserved for an architect and one at-large.  Currently two architects serve on this extremely important board, which reviews designs for every state-owned project.
  • Board of Housing and Community Development – four positions open, one each from the 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 11th Congressional Districts.  No positions are reserved for architects.  One of this board’s primary duties is to approve updates to the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.
  • Virginia Housing Development Authority – two positions open, none reserved for an architect.
  • Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation – four positions open, none reserved for an architect.  This board oversees the actions of the department that regulates licensed professionals including architects.
  • APELSCIDLA – no architect positions open, but three other positions are open, one each for a professional engineer, a land surveyor, and a certified interior designer.  This board regulates architects, professional engineers, land surveyors, certified interior designers and landscape architects.
  • Board of Historic Resources – two positions are open, none reserved for an architect.

There are other boards to be considered as well.  These are only the ones most commonly of interest to architects.  Members who wish to receive the support of the VSAIA must send a resume and a letter of interest to Duncan Abernathy AIA at daber@aiava.org for review by the Government and Industry Affairs Committee.  For more information about the process or an individual board as well as the commitment of time required by each, contact Abernathy as well.