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2014 Call for Nominations

Posted on: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Each year, your AIA Grand Rapids Board of Directors is faced, as is every organization, with succession--the need to find and develop new leadership. The Board is asking that you seriously consider yourself or others that you think would be particularly well suited to serve on the AIAGR Board by nominating that person. Please contact me if you are interested in serving on the AIA Grand Rapids Board, if you know anyone who would be interested, or if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Brian Swem | AIA | LEED AP
AIA Grand Rapids President

Vice President:  Two-Year Term (Vice President through May 2014 and President through May 2015)

  • Attend AIA Michigan leadership retreat and AIA grassroots in Washington DC (March), paid by the chapter.
  • Perform duties of the president in the event of absence of the president, president's disability, or refusal or failure to act.
  • Assist the president with significant events (AIA National/Michigan issues, honor awards committee).
  • Set up chapter program for the following year.
  • Membership outreach.
  • Provide articles periodically for newsletters.

Secretary:  Two-Year Term (May 2014–May 2016)

  • Shall act as the recording and corresponding secretary of the Chapter and the Board of Directors.
  • Record and distribute meeting minutes of all board meetings.
  • Prepare the reports of the Board of Directors in collaboration with the President.

Michigan Director:  Two-Year Term (Elected May 2014 to serve December 2014-December 2016)

  • Liaison between the Grand Rapids chapter and AIA Michigan.  Represent the chapter issues and concerns at the state level.
  • Report to the chapter the issues being addressed at the state level by AIA Michigan.
  • Attend monthly AIA business meetings in Detroit (six per year).
  • Provide articles periodically for newsletters.

Associates Director: Two-Year Term (May 2014–May 2016)

  • Represent associate AIA members at the board.
  • Attend outreach lunches, board meetings, and various AIA functions.
  • Update A.R.E. library.
  • Set up monthly associate program meetings for associates/YAF.  The program meetings are generally at architects' offices or building/site tours.
  • Provide articles periodically for newsletters.

Membership Services Director:  Two-Year Term (May 2014–May 2016)

  • Assist in the development and planning of programs that directly support our membership.
  • Provide articles periodically for newsletters.

Professional Affiliates Director: Two-Year Term (May 2014–May 2016)

  • Held preferably by a professional affiliate, this position is intended to build the relationship, value, and purpose between AIA members and the affiliates.
  • Chair the AIAGR golf outing with assistance from committee members.
  • Provide articles periodically for newsletters.

Public Relations Director: Two-Year Term (May 2014–May 2016)

  • Act as AIAGR public relations director to promote involvement of members and the public in chapter-sponsored events.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with local media, including newspaper, television, and radio.
  • Work with AIAGR board of directors to promote events, programs, and activities of AIAGR.
  • Direct preparation of advertising to promote AIAGR.
  • Coordinate the production of the online newsletter.  Articles are provided by board members and others.