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2021 District Days
August 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
Meet & Greet Your Elected Officials
District Days returns this summer! AIA Pennsylvania is looking for members’ availability to schedule meetings with legislators in local districts throughout August and September. The main objectives – get to know your legislators by sharing the impact and challenges of your profession and a few key issues that need your voice.
Meet Here or There
Depending on your level of comfort and your elected officials’ comfort, meetings may be hosted virtually, in-person at your office for a “take-your-legislator” to work visit, or in your legislators’ district office. This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with your legislators and introduce yourself and AIA Pennsylvania as a resource for industry issues in a more relaxed environment.
How to Prepare
We will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, July 28 at 12 pm to prep all participants for their meetings with a breakdown of a few priority issues. In the meantime, stream 2019’s webinar outlining best practices for meetings and the 2021 Architects Tele-Action Day webinar to refresh yourself on some of the key issues. District Days give members the opportunity to share their professional “proof points” and project narratives with legislators to introduce them to the broad scope of the architects’ skillset and practice. The goal is to have elected officials walk away from these meetings with an understanding of the ways architects can act as a resource for them in all matters related to the built environment that touch the health, safety, and welfare of their constituents. With infrastructure being at the top of everyone’s mind, now is the best time to remind legislators and staffers that buildings are infrastructure and before they are built, they have to be designed.