Lee Salin, AIA, managing principal of HMC’s San Jose studio, serves as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the AIA California Council—this is his second term in this role. Lee has participated in the advocacy efforts of the Council for the last eight years through the Advocacy Advisory Committee and other Council committees.
He recently published the article “The Legislative Voice of the AIACC” in the Council’s May newsletter. In the article he writes, “The legislative process is exceedingly complex. How can we as architects be informed about all of these potential benefits or risks to our profession, our businesses, our communities, and our environment?
We can’t, at least not individually. Collectively though, we can be informed – and not just to be aware – we can even have an influence in the outcomes of these bills. This is the role of the AIA California Council’s Legislative Affairs program, under the direction of Mark Christian, Hon AIACC.”