COMMITTEES
AIALA GO | GOVERNMENTAL OUTREACH COMMITTEE
PHOTO: Tibby Rothman

The Governmental Outreach Committee (GO) mission is to help establish a political voice for architects and perform leadership outreach to policy makers and elected officials on matters of importance to AIA|LA and its membership. GO’s goals and objectives are to develop policy positions on matters related to the built environment, urban design, and the practice of architecture. GO can serve both as a catalyst that initiates new policy and as an advocate and advisor that encourages and promotes proposed City policies already in development.

GO meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month and all AIA|LA members are welcome to attend. By contributing pro-actively to the discussion, volunteers help the committee develop a legislative agenda for the Chapter, which forms the thesis of the annual Legislative Day at City Hall. In addition to scheduling meetings with Council Members, Planning Deputies, the Mayor’s Office and numerous General Managers and Directors of the vast array of City departments, GO works closely with key staff members in the Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety, LADOT, the Planning Department, LADWP, LAWA and Bureau of Engineer/ Public Works.


COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CHAIR
Sarah Lorenzen, AIA
VICE CHAIR
Casey Hughes, AIA
VICE CHAIR
Carol Lanham, AIA
PAST CHAIR
Jose Herrasti, AIA
STAFF LIAISON
Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA

UPCOMING EVENTS
04.12.21
Roundtable Discussion with Osama Younan, P.E. – General Manager, LADBS
This virtual meeting will serve as a forum to discuss challenges facing Building and Safety during the pandemic, discuss the status of online plan check; and hear concerns and suggestions from AIA members regarding LADBS operations.
04.14.21
The City of Los Angeles ADU “Standard Plan” Program Roundtable Discussion
Representatives from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office, as well as, staff from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety will outline the genesis of the ADU Standard Plan Program as well as provide an overview of how the program is currently being implemented.