Greetings All -
2017 promises to be one of the most puzzling years we have had in front of us given the current events in our city, our country and around the world. While we cannot foresee what lies ahead this year, I believe firmly that the future is what you make it and can say with confidence that we have been preparing very diligently for the future over the past few years and are standing on the threshold of what may be one of the best years for our chapter and membership. This is good news and of great comfort to me as your new President.
One of the major tools we have at hand is the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan which lays out a map and direction for our leadership, together with a very energized Board and a Facilities Committee prepared to make good things happen. The new incoming changes of CodeNEXT to land development and overall planning will present tremendous challenges as well as opportunities for our practice. One of my goals this year is to energize our Communications Committee and staff to help us reach and involve as many of the members in our activities and efforts.
Looking forward to seeing you all in our next meetings and events throughout the year. It’s going to be a great 2017!
Luis Jauregui, AIA
2017 AIA Austin President