President's Message


Happy New Year, and what a year 2020 was. While the last year did not go as we had hoped or planned, we look forward to the opportunities that this new year will bring.

The AIA Montgomery Officers have been busy setting goals for a great year ahead; while we may need to return to virtual meetings soon, we look forward to the return to regular programming. There are several exciting speakers and presenters that we hope to partner with to bring new and interesting content to the Montgomery Chapter.

To kick of the year, we hope you will join us for the January Past-President’s luncheon. We will celebrate and honor the hard work of our immediate Past-President, Rachel Crafton-Stiver, as well as all previous past presidents within our chapter. Our meeting will start with an open bar starting at 11:30 at the Montgomery Country Club. Please arrive by 11:45, as the meal will be a plated lunch ordered upon arrival due to COVID precautions.  At the meeting, the incoming Executive Committee will be introduced, and our 2020 financial budget and upcoming events will be shared.

Thank you to the AIA Montgomery Chapter members, affiliates, and sponsors for your support during the challenges of navigating COVID-19 throughout 2020. While it seems some of those challenges may continue into 2021, we hope that you will continue to engage in our monthly learning opportunities and keep an eye out for upcoming events. Each of you is instrumental to the success of AIA Montgomery, and if we can better serve you in any way please reach out and let us know.

Jake Johnson, AIA Montgomery President 2021

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