2024 Special Election: Vice President of Government Relations

This memorandum serves as the Call for Nominations 30-day notice for the open position of Vice President of Government Relations as required by the AIA CA Rules of the Board.  Due to a resignation, this election is to fill the remaining term of service, ending December 31, 2024. The election for this position will take place during the July 12, 2024 virtual meeting.

Vice President of Government Relations

Staff Liaison(s):   Scott Terrell, Director of Government Relations


  1. Identify emerging issues affecting the practice of architecture, developing appropriate responses, and referring those responses to other AIA CA programs and committees for appropriate implementation and developing appropriate legislative response.
  2. Coordinate activities relating to the state level regulatory outreach.
  3. Responsible for the coordination of activities relating to the state level legislative process including the annual Legislative Day in the Districts.
  4. Work with staff as liaison to various regulatory agencies including DSA, CAB, HCAI, etc.
  5. Chair the Advocacy Advisory Committee to develop responses to legislative initiatives of others as well as proactive efforts on behalf of the profession.
  6. Serve as member of the Capitol Forum Board and liaison to the Legislative review subcommittees.
  7. Participate in annual review of the Strategic Plan and development of the annual Operating Plan and Budget.


No member of the AIA CA Executive Committee shall engage in the endorsement, sponsorship or nomination of any candidate for this position.

Important Dates

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Call for Nominations Published

Friday, June 28, 2024
Candidate Response Forms and letters of support are due by 12:00PM Pacific Time and will be included in the meeting’s agenda packet.

Friday, July 12, 2024
Nominations from the Floor Accepted During the virtual AIA CA Board of Directors meeting by 2/3 vote.

Nomination Submittals – General Information

  • Nominees must be AIA CA members in good standing and be able to attend all regularly scheduled Board meetings.
  • Nomination letter(s) from an AIA CA member in good standing, which includes a statement in support of the candidate, must be received on letterhead and submitted via email to mdouet@aiacalifornia.org by 12:00pm on Friday, June 28, 2024.
  • Nominations for any office not received by the posted deadline must be made from the floor (virtually) by 2/3 vote of the AIA CA Board of Directors on Friday, July 12, 2024.

Submission Requirements

  • No later than Friday, June 28, 2024 by 12pm Pacific Time, candidates must complete the Candidate Response Form and submit, via email, to mdouet@aiacalifornia.org:
    • A 100-word (maximum) summary of the candidate’s background, education, professional history, and service to the professions.
    • A 200-word (maximum) summary of the candidate’s philosophy, goals, and objectives in serving in this office.
    • Picture (if not a current board member)

Elections Procedure:

The nominees for the special election will be verified by the AIA CA Secretary/Treasurer, Procedures & Documents Committee, and the AIA CA Executive Assistant.  Candidates for office will give a speech of up to three minutes.

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of the open offices, please contact the AIA CA Executive Assistant, Mirna Douet, at (916) 642-1712 or MDouet@aiacalifornia.org.


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