2022 Capitol Connections – Jan. 17

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Capitol Connections is AIA|WA’s annual lobby day in Olympia, where architects discuss issues important to the profession directly with their legislators. It’s a great opportunity to learn about architect advocacy and the state government process!

Capitol Connections 2021 was entirely virtual, and that may end up being the case in 2022.  We won’t know until, likely, December.  But you can sign up now and we’ll let you know how things are progressing. 

Regardless of the format, Capital Connections features a kick-off meeting or webinar briefing, an opportunity to hear from key legislators on our issues, and meetings with your state legislators.

Architects from your home legislative district will attend the legislator meetings with you, with one person designated as the lead to help facilitate the meeting. We will provide all of the background materials and talking points you will need, and we always make sure that no one has to attend alone!

This is a great opportunity to get a glimpse into how your state legislature operates and an easy way to start building relationships with your legislators. Please consider joining your fellow architects from across the state in this important outreach effort.

Questions: contact Kirsten at 206-708-3199 or kirstens@aiaseattle.org.

Note: legislator meetings are often not finalized until 1-2 weeks prior to our event. We encourage you to register now so that we can request a meeting with your legislators early. If you need to cancel after the dates are finalized, that’s not a problem. It is much easier to cancel a meeting than it is to get a last minute meeting.