The American Institute of Architects
January 18, 2020
Fellow Chapter Members,
Welcome all to 2020 and our 75th year in existence !
I would like to begin by thanking you all for your confidence and support in electing me as your President for the years 2020 and 2021. It is an honor and a privilege to follow in the footsteps of such well respected Presidents who have led AIA Staten Island in previous years. The responsibility of your President is a role which I intend to honor and respect to the best of my abilities.
It is my intention to work closely with the incoming Executive Committee of Vice President Giuseppe Bonomo, Treasurer Stanley M. Krebushevski, Secretary Michael A. Biagioli and, our Immediate Past President Joseph Loccisano to mold the future of AIA Staten Island. I hope to continue to elevate our organization and the professionals who are proud to call themselves members.
Drawing upon initiatives and policies set in place by our Past Presidents, I plan to use their history of excellence in leadership as inspiration to guide myself and our new Executive Committee. Make no mistake about it, a President is only as good as the personnel that supports him. It is for this reason I would like to commend all of our previous committees for their tireless efforts and diligence in volunteer service. I will look to call upon them for their support, diversified expertise and willingness to roll up their sleeves to get involved yet again.
Expanding upon current Chapter momentum, I plan to focus on several key issues which I feel are imperative to our continued growth.
1. Advance membership and participation at all levels from emerging professionals to allied members to Architects.
2. Advocate for upholding respect and protection for Architects.
3. Promote an open dialogue and interaction with our local officials and municipalities to ensure that AIA Staten Island can be seen as a knowledgeable resource in establishing legislation.
4. Increase public awareness of architecture by utilizing and enhancing our social media platforms.
5. Finding a beneficial common ground to both increase our financial status while providing programs and events to support the education of our members.
6. Continue to develop community outreach through opportunities which allow for interaction between Architects and students of all ages.
I am honored to serve as your President for the upcoming two years and hope I can help to promote AIA Staten Island as the voice of the architecture profession.
Frank Martarella III, President
AIA Staten Island
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