The Political Voice of Arkansas Architects
Architect’s interests are being represented on the Hill daily by our professional lobbying team, Brent Stevenson Associates. Hiring professional representation is the easy part. But, to be effective, you must function in three key areas such as direct lobbying, grassroots contact with legislators and financial support of legislators who share your political philosophy.
Your financial contribution to ARCHPAC will make our political voice stronger. Collectively, we can have a much stronger influence on Capital Hill through ARCHPAC. ARCHPAC is a direct investment in the future of the design profession.
Stand Up. Speak Out. Make a Difference.
Your Membership Dues investment in AIA provides the following benefits:
- Monitoring & reviewing legislators, regulators & judges
- Reviewing & tracking bills
- Attending meetings of the AR Legislature
- Monitoring opinions of the State Attorney General
- Drafting & amending bills & rules
- Testifying before legislative, regulatory and judicial bodies regarding AIA Arkansas’s position
- Coordinating advocacy efforts with allied professional groups
To accomplish the advocacy goals, we must develop a stronger voice on a range of issues from community design, transportation planning, energy & water conservation, historic preservation, building codes, public procurement, project delivery, professional licensing, continuing education, taxes on services and much more.
For AIA Arkansas to be recognized we must speak with ONE VOICE. Become an active policy maker, both individually and collectively with AIA Arkansas.
Who decides which candidates to support with ARCHPAC funds?
AIA Arkansas has a Legislative/PAC Committee comprised of AIA Arkansas members representing both political parties and from diverse geographic backgrounds.
Legislative Chair: Michael Lejong, AIA – Fort Smith
PAC Chair: Randy Palculict, AIA – Little Rock
Central: Gordon Duckworth, AIA; Phil Purifoy, AIA; Chris East, AIA; Jonathan Opitz, AIA
Northwest: Lori Yazwinski Santa-Rita, AIA
Fort Smith: Graham Sharum, AIA; Michael LeJong, AIA (SGN)
East Arkansas: Todd Welch, AIA; Jeff Steiling, AIA
Click here to make an online contribution to the AIA Arkansas ARCHPAC.