AIA Grand Rapids Committee Opportunities

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AIA Grand Rapids Committee Opportunities

AIA Grand Rapids Committee Opportunities

The AIA Grand Rapids Board of Directors may form Chapter Component Committees to carry out the work of the Chapter. The charge and duration of each committee shall be determined by the AIAGR Board of Directors.  The Chair(s) of Committees shall be appointed by the AIAGR President with the concurrence of the AIAGR Board of Directors.  Serving on an AIA Grand Rapids Committee is a great opportunity to get involved and make an impact at the local chapter level. Make the most of your Membership by joining a Committee today. If you are interested in getting involved and volunteering on an AIAGR Committee please email our our Executive Director, Pam Danckaert.

The current Committee(s) of the Chapter include the following:

AIAGR Executive Committee (Refer to AIAGR Bylaws):

The Officers of the AIAGR Chapter shall be the President, Vice President/President-elect, Secretary and Treasurer and shall be considered the Executive Committee.

AIAGR Nominations & Governance Committee (Refer to AIAGR Bylaws):

The Nominations and Governance Committee shall consist of three Members of the AIAGR Board of Directors and shall be chaired by the AIAGR President. The Committee is charged with reviewing all policies of the AIAGR Board and the AIAGR Bylaws at appropriate intervals and with assembling a slate or slates of candidates for presentation to the Membership to fill each office and directorship of the AIAGR Chapter about to become vacant.

AIAGR COTE (Committee on the Environment):

AIAGR COTE is a Committee on the Environment with a mission to reclaim West Michigan’s leadership in sustainability by advancing, disseminating, and advocating for ever-changing new technologies, discoveries, and best practices. AIAGR COTE strives to continually raise the professional bar within our member organizations so that we can all be well equipped with the right tools to reclaim and maintain West Michigan’s leadership in sustainability well into the future.  

AIAGR COTE (Committee on the Environment) Co-Chairs:

Matthew VanSweden, LEED® AP BD+C, LFA

Director of Innovation + Integration  | Catalyst Partners

Andrew Queenan AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP, CSI, CDT

Project Architect | TowerPinkster

Committee Members:

The Committee shall consist of the AIAGR COTE Committee Chair and/or Co-Chair, Volunteer AIAGR Board Members, Volunteer AIAGR Members, and Volunteer Professional Affiliate Colleagues.

AIAGR Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE):

AIAGR CAE convenes architects, designers and allied professionals for interdisciplinary work: How to design, build and use educational, cultural and recreational facilities to meet the needs of students of all ages.

AIAGR Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) Co-Chairs:

John Den Boer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Design Architect | TowerPinkster

Doug Campbell, AIA, LEED AP

Director of Education | Ghafari Associates – Grand Rapids

Committee Members:

The Committee shall consist of the AIAGR CAE Committee Chair and/or Co-Chair, Volunteer AIAGR Board Members, Volunteer AIAGR Members, and Volunteer Professional Affiliate Colleagues.

2020 AIAGR Honor Awards Committee:

As funds or other means become available, this Chapter may honor awards to persons, firms, corporations or associations for meritorious work in their respective fields within the territory of this Chapter. Each award shall be bestowed for and on behalf of this Chapter by the concurring consideration of the nominees and their work. The token of each award shall be in the form of a medal, an embossed certificate, a scholarship or otherwise as the AIAGR Board of Directors shall determine.  The Committee shall be Chaired or Co-Chaired by the AIAGR Past President and an additional AIAGR Board Member if needed.  The Committee shall consist of the AIAGR Honor Awards Committee Chair and/or Co-Chair, AIAGR President, AIAGR Executive Director, Volunteer AIAGR Board Members, Volunteer AIAGR Members, and Volunteer Professional Affiliate Colleagues.

Committee Co-Chair:

Andrew Eckert, AIA, ALA, NCARB, LEED AP - 2020 AIAGR Past President

Ghafari Associates – Grand Rapids

Committee Co-Chair:

Jenny Waugh - AIAGR Public Relations Director

Fishbeck

Committee Members:

The Committee shall be Chaired or Co-Chaired by the AIAGR Past President and an additional AIAGR Board Member if needed.  The Committee shall consist of the AIAGR Honor Awards Committee Chair and/or Co-Chair, AIAGR President, AIAGR Executive Director, Volunteer AIAGR Board Members, Volunteer AIAGR Members, and Volunteer Professional Affiliate Colleagues.

2020 AIAGR Golf Outing Committee:

Committee Chair:

Elizabeth Bovard Strong - AIAGR Professional Affiliates Director

Builders Exchange of Michigan

Committee Members:

The Committee shall consist of the AIAGR Golf Outing Committee Chair, AIAGR Past President, AIAGR Executive Director, Volunteer AIAGR Board Members, Volunteer AIAGR Members, and Volunteer Professional Affiliate Colleagues.

2020 AIAGR Keynote Lecture Series Committee:

Committee Chair:

John Rizor, AIA - AIAGR Membership Services Director

Progressive AE

Committee Members:

The Committee shall consist of the AIAGR Keynote Lecture Series Committee Chair, AIAGR Executive Director, Volunteer AIAGR Board Members, Volunteer AIAGR Members, and Volunteer Professional Affiliate Colleagues.

AIAGR Membership Networking & Outreach Committee

Committee Chair:

Andrew Eckert, AIA, ALA, NCARB, LEED AP - 2020 AIAGR Past President

Ghafari Associates – Grand Rapids

Committee Members:

The Committee shall consist of the AIAGR Membership Networking & Outreach Committee Chair, AIAGR Executive Director, Volunteer AIAGR Board Members, Volunteer AIAGR Members, and Volunteer Professional Affiliate Colleagues.

AIAGR Fundraising Sponsorship Committee

Committee Chair:

Daniel C. Colella, AIA - AIAGR Sponsorship Director

Paradigm Design

Committee Members:

The Committee shall consist of the AIAGR Fundraising Sponsorship Committee Chair, AIAGR Executive Director, Volunteer AIAGR Board Members, Volunteer AIAGR Members, and Volunteer Professional Affiliate Colleagues.

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Committee

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