AIA New Jersey Welcomes New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way

October 16, 2023

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New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way and Citizen Architect Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA


AIA New Jersey Welcomes New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way

AIA New Jersey welcomes Tahesha Way to her new New Jersey Lieutenant Governor position. AIA NJ Past President, Equity Chair and New Jersey Architects Political Action Committee Vice Chair Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, had the opportunity to meet Lt. Gov Way at a recent League of Women Voters event where Way presented the varied ways to vote in the state to a sold-out audience.  




AIA NJ VP Andrew Thompson, AIA, Passaic County Architect, has already had the opportunity to work with Way. According to Thompson, “I met Tahesha Way while working on a project for the Passaic County Board of Social Services. She was serving as Special Counsel to the Board and was surprised to learn that the County had hired an in-house architect but said in the meeting having my expertise on staff would help County projects. Shortly after that meeting, I learned that Mrs. Way had served as a Passaic County Freeholder for 4 years prior, making her well-versed in such processes. After she became NJ State Secretary, we met again at a County function celebrating Women’s History Month, where I invited her to learn more about AIA and welcomed her to join us at a future meeting to encourage Citizen Architects to get more involved. Likewise, I hope AIA NJ can be support to her in making New Jersey a better state for all.” 


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