AIA Minnesota’s Equity Council operates in an oversight capacity to facilitate collaboration, communication, and transparency across groups within the organization whose work touches on the pillars of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The council is convened by AIA Minnesota’s acting Board Secretary and is comprised of representatives from AIA Minnesota’s state and local chapter boards, local academic institutions, committees, knowledge communities, partner organizations, and student chapters. This group convenes approximately three times per year.

AIA Minnesota’s Equity Council will achieve the following goals:

  • Ensure each EDI-related group is aware of the others’ efforts
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration among AIA Minnesota groups and partners around equity-related work
  • Coordinate any conference CE session proposals (a Conference Continuing Education Committee representative would be invited to that meeting – one of the three meetings per year focused on this topic)
  • Provide a place where equity-related issues that don’t fit neatly within a particular group’s area of focus can be brought for discussion and determination of next steps