What is Council?

Council is the AIA’s primary governing body, and its membership is described in Article V, Section 1 of the AIA Regulations. The following categories are all incorporated into Council membership:

  • Governing Board members
  • Chairmen of the Managing Committees of any American Schools founded by the AIA
  • Society Presidents
  • Society Delegates (as appointed by Society Presidents in accordance with Article V, Section 2)
  • Members-at-Large (as appointed by the President in accordance with Article V, Section 1)

All delegates must be members of the AIA, and must agree to comply with the Regulations pertaining to the Council in order to serve. Once appointed, delegates serve throughout the year and may be called upon to vote on issues and/or to participate in an emergency meeting between the annual Council meetings.

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