Looking toward future leaders

AIA Austin's Advocacy board met on election day Tuesday, March 4th.  This is a season of change.  City council will be completely restructured this November.  City staff is experiencing major changes in planning leadership, including the departure of Garner Stoll.  Meanwhile, implementation of Imagine Austin raises CodeNEXT questions about how to reorient our existing codes and processes in the midst of the leadership transition. 

Given the turmoil, it is unclear to some of our members who has the authority to map the transition and listen to stakeholders.  AIA Austin needs to move purposefully to increase dialog and deepen relationships with key stakeholders who are our fellow passengers in this journey.  We identified several major groups skilled at bringing matters to City Council and identified AIA members who can make introductions.