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AIA CA Advocacy: What happened in 2020; What can happen in 2021

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

AIA CA Advocacy: What happened in 2020; What can happen in 2021
A virtual town hall

Please join us for an interactive town-hall style Q&A with advocacy leadership from AIA California and AIA National. This forum will serve as an opportunity to further connect you to many of the ongoing AIA advocacy initiatives, as well as, several legislative status updates, which will help provide insight about ballet measures on the November 3, 2020 US general election.

During this forum, you will have the chance to learn the importance of Advocacy; learn about issues important to the profession, and California, under consideration in Sacramento; learn how to influence advocacy at AIA CA, nationally, and locally, and; learn how to advocate on behalf of the architectural profession.

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SPEAKERS:

Mark Christian, Hon. AIA CADirector of Government Relations, American Institute of Architects, California
Britt Lindberg, AIA, LEED APSenior Associate, Gensler & 2020-22 At-large Director, AIA National
Rona G. Rothenberg, FAIA(Ret.) Capital Program Manager, County of Alameda, California General Services Agency (Ret.) & VP Government Relations, AIA California

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Mark Christian, Hon. AIA CADirector of Government Relations, American Institute of Architects, California

Mark Christian, Hon. AIA CA, is the Director of Government Relations for AIA California, a position he has held since 1999. In this position, Mark is responsible for monitoring the CA State Legislature, identifying bills of interest to the profession, developing and implementing strategies for the positive outcome of legislation of interest to the profession, and representing the profession before the legislature. Prior to joining the AIA California, Mark work for the State Assembly for nine years in several capacities, including as a policy consultant on several environmental laws.

 

Britt Lindberg, AIA, LEED APSenior Associate, Gensler & 2020-22 At-large Director, AIA National

Britt Lindberg, AIA, is a senior associate at Gensler, a global design firm of more than 6,000 employees who shape the future of cities every day. With over 15 years of experience on commercial projects, Britt is a solid technical leader based in San Jose, California. From entitlements through design and construction, Britt drives project implementation with exceptional team leadership essential to the project’s and firm’s success.

Britt has also served in many AIA leadership roles, including president of AIA Silicon Valley (2014) and AIA California (2018), and on numerous committees. Her leadership was recognized with a 2016 Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence award.

Rona G. Rothenberg, FAIA(Ret.) Capital Program Manager, County of Alameda, California General Services Agency (Ret.) & VP Government Relations, AIA California

Rona G. Rothenberg, FAIA has worked in institutional program and project management “from the inside out,” within institutions as the owners’ architect in government and industry for the past 33 of her 45 year professional career. Rona has provided executive level leadership in master planning, design and construction delivery of over 100 institutional projects in multiple programs and she lectures and writes widely on this subject. She has served in program and project management for Stanford, Kaiser, and AllianzAG/Fireman’s Fund North American Corporate Real Estate.

For most of the past two decades she has worked in public service as a program leader in California State and local government for major capital infrastructure programs, including 13 years as the senior manager and founding team member of the historic $6 Billion California State Court building program including 27 courthouse projects now completed statewide. Rona has a passion to give back to the profession through AIA national, State and local Board and committee leadership in justice and community based projects. She continues her service to the profession in her third term as a member of the Board of Directors of AIA-California and the VP for Government Relations for 2019-20, and also served a regional representative of the College of Fellows for California from 2015-18. Rona is an appointed member of the City of Alameda Planning Board 2018-22 and also holds an appointment to a committee of the California Architects Board by Governor Brown. She is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Graduate School of Architecture at UC Berkeley.

In recognition of her accomplishments, she was elevated to the AIA’s prestigious College of Fellows in 2008 and was recognized for her exemplary work by the AIA 2020 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Service. Rona is a long-time Bay Area resident. She has been married for 41 years to a U.S. Navy Vietnam-era veteran and federal retiree. Rona is a proud mother and grandmother who continues her family’s long-time tradition of giving back as a Citizen Architect and a community volunteer.

Details

Date:
September 16
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
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Organizer

AIA Los Angeles
Website:
www.aialosangeles.org

Venue

A virtual ZOOM meeting