Click on the above photo to view a video from AIA President Mickey Jacob FAIA and the AIA National Board of Directors

During a meeting of the AIA National Board of Directors held this week in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Board of the AIA voted for significant changes to the board size and board structure.  The board meeting, which took place September 19th – 21st, focused on issues of board governance, member services, and the ability of the AIA to becoming a more nimble and flexible organization with a governance structure that reflects those needs.   The new structure is a bicameral system that includes both a Board of Directors and Governing Council. 

Proposed to include 11-15 members, the new board will work closely with AIA management to provide operational and fiscal guidance to the organization.  The second body is a Council that will provide strategic vision and directives to the Board.  The Board anticipates a vote on the final format in December.

In a related move, the Board of Directors agreed with the recommendations of the Member Service Resource Task Force and passed a resolution to make changes in the overall organizational focus of national and the components.  Changes will focus on members services, minimum standards of service for components, and fiscal and and organizational changes to some parts of the component structure.  More information will provide to component leadership as the staff, board and leadership develop the specific changes required by the resolutions.

AIA Oho Valley Regional Directors Martha Tarrant AIA (AIA Kentucky) and Bruce Sekanick AIA OAA (AIA Eastern Ohio)represented AIA Ohio at the meeting along with Associate Director Wayne Mortenson Assoc. AIA and Institute Vice President Deb Kunce FAIA.

Click on the document to the right to view a PDF of the resolutions approved by the Board.