January 8, 2014
My year as President of AIA-NJ is coming to an end. What a year it has been for the AIA and me. As a result of Super Storm Sandy, AIA-NJ has come to the forefront as a source for information with regard to recovery. Numerous members of the AIA-NJ have interviewed and articles written providing information to the public. We have been asked to participate on committees with state agencies to offer information that only we as Architects can provide. I want to thank our members who have stepped and provided information and are part of the solution.
2014 will provide a change the Executive Committee, Kurt Kalafsky will be President, Kim Bunn President Elect, Justin Mihalik First Vice President, Steven Lazarus, Second Vice President, Robert Cozzarelli will be the new Regional Director and Judy Donnelly will be the new secretary. I would like to thank Verity Frizzell (2 years) as secretary and Jerry Eben (3 years) as regional Director for their hard work and dedication to AIA-NJ. Their participation will be missed. Jerry Eben is not retiring; he is now running for secretary for AIA National.
At the Board Meeting of December the following was reviewed.
2014 AIA National Convention is in Chicago at the McCormick Place, June 26 – 28, 2014
The Unofficial New Jersey hotel:
Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601, Tel: (312)-565-1234
Register online: http://convention.aia.org/event/housing-travel.asp
AIA-NJ will be presenting two educational programs at the 2014 National Convention
Joe Simonetta: Politics and the Profession: NOT a Pretty Picture
Jack Purvis and Paul Barlo: The Rebirth of Camp Osborn a Neighborhood Destroyed by Super Storm Sandy
I want to thank the Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Committee Chairs and the Membership of AIA-NJ for all the hard work and allowing me to be your representative of the AIA-NJ on a State and National Level.
Jack A. Purvis, AIA
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