2020 Call for Delegates

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The AIA Illinois Emerging Professionals Network is looking for delegates for 2020/2021.

Formed in 2017 the AIA Illinois Emerging Professionals Network started as a group of engaged members in Illinois who started an exploratory committee to address the value of membership for Emerging Professionals. This existing network of active, young, and influential leaders at the national, state, and local levels; had yet to effectively connect . The key question posed by this grassroots group was how to provide remote member value and regional events to nurture the future leaders of the architectural profession. Through a series of meetings a mission, vision, audience, structure, and rough strategic plan were developed with insight from national precedents.

These ideas were formally presented to the AIA Illinois Board of Directors in May of 2017, which resulted in wide celebration and support. In June of 2018, the developing EP Network submitted for a grant from the AIA’s College of Fellows, which was later awarded. This initial funding helped to host the Inaugural Leadership Summit in November of 2018, which brought together leaders from all Illinois Regions to discuss and vision what a Statewide Network, focused directly on the interests of Young Professionals, could and should look like.

The Network has grown and is ready to establish the last core part of its leadership structure, The Delegates. The Delegates serve as the core voice for regional and membership category perspectives to the EP Network. This group is responsible for on-going projects, facilitating localized member value, and helping to build a leadership pipeline.

Any AIA Illinois member in good standing and falling within one of the categories below is an automatic member of the EP Network:

  • Associate Member
  • Recently Licensed Architects (10 years or less)
  • AIAS Members and any individual pursuing an accredited or non-accredited architecture degree at a school within the state of Illinois.

In accordance with the AIA Illinois Emerging Professionals Network Handbook, this memorandum serves as the call for applications for the open delegate positions of the AIA Illinois Emerging Professionals Network as outlined below.

Positions are open and accepting applications for the following delegate positions:

AIA Chicago Delegate To serve through 2020, with the option to continue for another year in 2021.

AIA Eastern Delegate To serve through 2020, with the option to reapply for another term for 2021-22.

AIA Northeast Delegate To serve through 2020, with the option to continue for another year in 2021.

AIA Prairie Delegate To serve through 2020, with the option to reapply for another term for 2021-22.

At-large Delegate 1 To serve through 2020, with the option to continue for another year in 2021.

At-large Delegate 2 To serve through 2020, with the option to reapply for another term for 2021-22.

Delegates shall be selected by the Executive Committee of the Emerging Professionals Network. All selected candidates will need to be members in good standing of the AIA prior to commencement of their term.

All Candidates Must Provide:

  1. A letter of interest regarding the position they are interested in.
  2. A resume/biography summarizing their education, professional history and service to the profession.
  3. Professional head shot

Please send application materials to the attention of:

AIA Illinois Emerging Professionals Network

aiaillinoisep@gmail.com

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