AIAVT Advocacy

How AIAVT Is Advocating for You

Advocacy in state government on behalf of our profession is a top priority for AIAVT. The AIAVT Public Policy Committee [PPC] continuously tracks relevant bills, interfaces with representatives in the State House, and submits written and oral testimony in support of AIAVT policy positions.

The Vermont Legislature is constantly taking on issues that directly affect our membership, such as the creation of a contractor registry, Act 250 reforms, and support for affordable housing construction. We also continue to advocate for a Statute of Repose to give architects a reasonable level of protection from unwarranted lawsuits; a Good Samaritan Law to protect volunteers who want to help our communities in the aftermath of a natural disaster; and proper enforcement and oversight of our increasingly stringent building and energy codes.

Visit the PPC Resources page to read previously issued PPC Position Statements and learn how you can connect with our Congressional delegation.

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Contribute to AIAVT’s Advocacy Efforts

The AIAVT Strategic Plan emphasizes our goal to advocate for the profession, and the support of a lobbyist in Montpelier is vital to this effort. In 2023, AIAVT hired Downs Rachlin Martin's lobbying team to work in collaboration with our Public Policy Committee and Board of Directors to further AIAVT's advocacy goals.

To support this effort, please consider donating to our One Billable Hour campaign. We ask all AIAVT members and Vermont Architects to contribute an amount equal to one billable hour of your time. With everyone’s participation, we will be positioned to continue to achieve our goals and strengthen our advocacy efforts, which benefits all of us.

Please give today by making a donation using the button below, or send a check payable to AIA Vermont to 11 Main St. Suite B110A, Vergennes, VT 05491.