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An Interactive Guide to the 2021-2022 Legislative Priorities
December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Need a little guidance on the issues presented in the 2021 – 2022 legislative survey? Join us for a webinar where our Government Affairs team will provide step-by-step explanations of the topics at hand and answer member questions.
Every legislative agenda is built on the priorities spoken from you, our members. Your opinions and ideas help AIA Pennsylvania advocate for common-sense policies on key issues that promote the value of design, combat climate change, design equitable communities, position firms for success, and ultimately put architects to work. If you haven’t told us what’s important to you, take the 2021-2022 Legislative survey found here.
Meet the Speakers
Director of Legislative Affairs at AIA Pennsylvania
Amal is an Association Management and Government Relations professional with a talent for building coalitions and strengthening relationships through advocacy. Known for her dynamic personality and making a lasting impression, Amal has developed great relationships in the Harrisburg community with legislators, staff, lobbyists, association professionals, and the occasional artist. Amal has been with AIA Pennsylvania since September of 2014. She started as the Manager of Member Relations and Advocacy and was promoted to the Director of Legislative Affairs in January of 2017. Amal graduated from DeSales University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. She spent the first three years of her career as a professional actor in live theatre before she began her work in Pennsylvania politics in 2013.
Executive Director at AIA Pennsylvania
Stephen M. Swarney, J.D. started at AIA Pennsylvania in September 2013 with a mission to make architects the voice of the construction industry. Steve is a registered lobbyist and has an extensive network that includes members of the Pennsylvania House and Senate and their staffs as well as design and construction related advocacy organizations. In his role at AIA Pennsylvania, Steve demonstrates extensive knowledge and experience in strategic planning, legislative advocacy, legal activity and grassroots activism. Steve is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Pennsylvania Association of Government Relations. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Widener University School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from Mansfield University and has completed Graduate Coursework in Organizational Leadership in the areas of Government and Community Relations. Steve resides in Harrisburg with his wife and three children, and spends some of his spare time as a PIAA Football Official.