Make your plans now to join AIA North Carolina and our strategic partners in the North Carolina Recovery Coalition--Carolinas AGC, ACEC NC, and PENC-- for the 2016 NC Legislative Day in Raleigh, May 11.
Join your peers from the design and construction community as we show our strength as an industry to members of the NC General Assembly, as well as spend time face-to-face with influential state legislators.
Priority Issues for 2016:
Thank the General Assembly for the Connect NC Bonds, Reinstatement of Historic Preservation Tax Credits & Transportation Funding - Last year the General Assembly authorized, and the voters passed, the $2 billion Connect NC Bonds; it reauthorized historic preservation tax credits and expanded transportation funding in the state by more than $300 million a year. We want to make sure members of the Legislature are properly thanked for attending to these important design and construction needs for North Carolina.
Public Buildings Repair & Renovation and Long-tern Strategic Infrastructure Funding- Investing in essential repair of our public buildings and ensuring the strategic investment in future infrastructure ensures an immediate impact in design and construction employment, long-term job creation, and growing existing businesses. Learn more on the Cost of Moving Forward here.
Maintain the Integrity of the State Transportation Investment Act, Pass HB 988 - Last year's state budget contained a provision to remove the funding for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Line. The move puts in jeopardy the balanced and strategic approach to transportation funding that was instituted three years ago when the State Transportation Investment Act was passed. Learn more about the STI here.
Date: May 11, 2016
Location: Begins at AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design
14 East Peace Street
Raleigh, NC 27604
Schedule of Events:
10:30 am: Registration @ CfAD
11:00 am: Leg Briefing & Legislator Presentations @ CfAD
12:00 pm: Lunch @ the Lt. Governors Office
1:00 pm: Appoints with Legislators
5:30 pm: CAGC Triangle District Networking Event @ Busy
(separate registration here. For a $25 discount use the
promotional code "TRIBB2016" at checkout.)
Find Your House and Senate Representatives
This year we will be making a concerted effort to match each legislator with a member of AIA who lives in their district in hopes of building long- term relationships. We want our legislators to have access to reliable information about issues associated with the built environment and know our members are among the best resources available. Your participation this year is very important towards that goal. When you register for the day you will be asked to list your House and Senate representatives. The link below will allow you to find them.