The AIA National Board of Directors took decisive action on a number of issues this past week. As part of the boards action on Tuesday, the board voted down an automatic dues increase of 1.9%, leaving the dues for 2014 the same as 2013.  Additionally, the Board decided to also change the Gold Medal critieria that will now permit either an individual, or two persons who have demonstrated a singular boady of distinguisher work over their careers, to recieve the gold medal.  Two Board sponsored resolutions also passed during the general session of the annual business meeting. These included allowing Associate Members to serve as officers within a component and, a second resolution will now permit Allied Members to use the phrase “member, American Institute of Architects”.  These resolutions were critical in permitting the Institute better serve the members. 

The Board of Directors dedicated much of their tiem and effort in continuing to push the repositioning on the institute forward.  With action planned to be developed for the December Board meeting, the board is looking at the governance and rsulting implications to members, components and management at all levels.  As we continue our conversation and implement our first changes, we hope you provide us with you thoughts and concenrs.  Contact our regional board members Martha Tarrant AIA or Bruce Sekanick AIA for more information.