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AIA State and Local Relations

The laws and policies that most directly impact architectural practice are passed at the state and local levels of government. The AIA State and Local Relations team provides AIA components with the resources and guidance they need to advocate for the profession.

AIA State & Local Relations Staff:

Yvonne Castillo, Esq., Director, State and Local Government Relations

Bryan Soukup, Esq., Manager, State and Local Government Relations

Kristen Stewart, Esq. Manager, Business and Practice Policy

On Social Media:


    o #AIASGN

    o @YvonneCastill16

    o @BSoukupJD

    o @AIA_Advocacy

State Government Network – Est. 1991

State Government Network (SGN) – Est. 1991

The State Government Network (SGN) was established in 1991 to give state components resources and materials necessary to advocate effectively within state government and to encourage communication between components.

State Government Network Representatives

Each AIA state component is assigned one official SGN representative and 3-4 alternates. If you are interested in participating in the State Government Network, please contact your state component for more information.

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Advocacy Materials from State Components

State Government Network – Monthly Newsletter Archive

State Government Network – 25th Annual Meeting

    2015 State Government Network Annual Meeting

    Join us to celebrate 25 years of State and Local Advocacy

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Jackson Hole Visitor’s Guide)

Hotel: Snake River Lodge & Spa

Dates: June 24, 2015 – Optional Tour; June 25 and June 26 – Business Meetings; June 25 – Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Reception; June 27 – Optional Tour


Start Tweeting Now! #SGN2015 #AIASGN

Session Materials:

Will the 2015 Meeting be your first AIA SGN Meeting? Check out our “First Timers’ Guide” and have all of your questions answered!!!

State Government Network - Annual Meeting Archive

24th Annual Meeting

Dates: June 5th and 6th 2014

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

Session Materials:


25th Annual SGN Meeting

June 24-26, 2015

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Session Materials: TBD


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