AIA Indiana officially adopted a new organizational structure, via a vote by the members at the 2015 AIA Indiana Annual Meeting, which will be implemented in 2016. The new structure creates ONE AIA chapter in Indiana, with four regional sections. Each section − Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Northern, Southern and Indiana − will be structured much in the same way the chapters are today; each Section will have an elected Board of Directors and executive leadership.
AIA Indiana worked for more than 23 months developing this proposed new organizational structure – including input from members around the State. This reorganization effort, in accordance with AIA National repositioning, helps us streamline, so that we may offer more services and benefits to our members while facilitating additional collaboration between our statewide network of AIA members.
A merged AIA Indiana is a consolidation of the fiduciary responsibilities of the organization. It does not change local leadership or involvement. In fact, this new structure will allow our local sections, what we know as the chapters today, the ability to spend more time on programs and services, while also gaining more support resources.
In 2016, members will make one payment for their state and local dues (National dues will continue to be separate). The 2016 Indiana dues rate will be $325 for AIA members and $75 for Associate AIA members. While this represents a slight increase, both state and local dues have been flat nearly a decade. In fact, the last time dues were adjusted in Indiana the adjustment actually lowered the rate to provide assistance to our members in an economic downturn. The AIA Indiana Board believes now is the appropriate time to increase the dues in order to re-invest in our statewide organization's growth in services to our members.
CLICK HERE to view the AIA Indiana Bylaws Executive Summary, new bylaws, and restated articles of incorporation.