The Tennessee Architects’ Political Action Committee (TAPAC) serves as a single voice on architects’ positions for, the built environment, our profession, our communities and our practices. It is an integral part of AIA Tennessee’s advocacy efforts. Through TAPAC contributions, our profession supports members of the General Assembly who support our positions in the legislative and public policy arena. Learn more.
We need to raise funds for the PAC. In order to do this, the TN Architects Political Action Committee is challenging membership to contribute at least $27 per person to the PAC. To sweeten the deal, TAPAC will contribute $1,000 to the local component that raises the most funds as well as the local component that raises the most money by the percentage of membership!
The competition begins August 26 and runs through October 27! The winners will be announced during the AIA TN’s Design and Honor Awards in Nashville on Thursday, October 28.
Rules of the Competition:
- Contribute to TAPAC online. Personal as well as corporate contributions are allowed. Only contributions received during the competition dates will be included in the count.
- You must indicate which local component will receive credit for your contribution.
- Challenge will close on Friday, October 29 at Noon/Central (1PM/Eastern).
Click Here to be part of the Challenge and Contribute to TAPAC Today.
Our Collective Voice
Architects need to ensure their voice is heard in Nashville! There are groups out there who oppose our interests and beliefs. Sometimes it’s proposed changes in agency regulations. Sometimes, it’s legislative efforts that shift our responsibilities, or changes that dilute our ability to offer the services we have been trained to provide.
*The AIA Tennessee government relations committee and staff work throughout the year to protect the profession and advocate on behalf of Tennessee architects. AIA TN’s Government Relations Committee holds weekly conference calls to discuss legislation that potential to threaten public safety, the practice of architecture and architects in general.
- Advocated for funding of capital improvements and maintenance projects in Tennessee and successfully lobbied to pass the largest capital funding in history at over $1 Billion in state projects.
- Supported governmental policies, programs and incentives to preserve and rehabilitate diverse historic structures, sites and places, such as a state historic tax credit.
- Championed (or advocated for) funding and successfully lobbied for funding of the Historic Development Grant – a pilot program developed to renovate and preserve the State’s historic buildings.
- Opposed legislation that deregulated the profession and/or proposed universal licensure.