Governor Kasich Attends AIA Ohio Day at the Statehouse

Over 120 architects attended the AIA Ohio Legislative Day held today at the Athletic Club of Columbus and at the Ohio statehouse.  A continuing education program titled “Doing Good to do well….Advocacy as a Business Strategy”, was offered with presentations by Michael Schuster FAIA, Stephen L. Sharp AIA, Daniel Barringer AIA, and Robert Keller AIA.  Jud A. Kline FAIA moderated the program.  AIA Ohio Executive Vice President David Field CAE, Hon. AIA provided an update on legislative issues and the key concerns of the AIA and the AIA Ohio membership.

The members attended a luncheon at the statehouse followed by an appearance  by Governor John Kasich.  The governor presented his vision of Ohio to the membership and then presented the Good Government Award to Senator Chris Widener FAIA, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee.  The program continued through the afternoon with many of the members meeting with their legislators or legislative aides.  AIA Architect, in the June 10, 2011 edition, also included a video link in its “From the AIA” section, of Governor Kasich’s address to the AIA Ohio membership.  View the YouTube video of the Governors address to AIA members.  AIA Ohio would like to thank all members for their participation.