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AIA Florida Northwest is always looking for volunteers to help steer the chapter's future. If you are interested in serving on a chapter committee, please contact

Programming Committee

Elizabeth Fleischhauer | Brooke Godinez |

Meets first Tuesday of each month, noon on Zoom

The programming committee is responsible for planning events with an educational focus, both in-person and virtual, throughout the Florida Northwest chapter's geographic region. For architects and AIA members, this includes hard hat and walking tours, guest lectures, and AIA Extra events. We also organize any K-12 educational outreach such as the annual Gingerbread competitions, and partner with other committees or professional organizations interested in hosting joint events.

Women in Architecture Committee

Brooke Godinez | Shadia Jaramillo |

Meets monthly

The definitive leadership resource for women in the architecture profession, the Women in Architecture (WIA) Committee develops and promotes women leaders within the architecture profession, with a focus on mentorship, licensure, and networking opportunities in architecture and the allied design and building industries.

The mission of the Women in Architecture (WIA) Committee is to increase the viability and visibility of women in architecture and in the related design and construction industries.

Community Outreach Committee

Michelle Burch

Meetings vary, but should not be more than two hours per month.

The Community Outreach Committee is responsible for planning 3-4 events per year to engage with different organizations in the Northwest Florida community and foster positive relationships between organizations within the community and local architects. The committee with meet virtually and in-person to plan and attend events. The anticipated time commitment will be based on the number of volunteers participating in the committee.

Membership Committee

Cory May

Meets monthly on first Wednesday at lunch time

The Membership Committee is responsible for planning events that encourage new members to join and retain existing members. We focus on events that create an environment for our chapters members to socialize and get know each other better. We are responsible for 1-2 events per quarter.

The Membership Committee organizes the Firm Crawl, the FAPAC Bowling Fundraiser, and the Champagne Toast at the end of the Awards night. We also create the monthly Member Spotlights.

PensaCAN Committee

Joeey Poitevin | Carlos Godinez |

This committee meets seasonally/virtually from the first Monday of each month starting in June to the last Friday in September, when this event ends. It usually requires 2 hours per the months mentioned, but may require 4 hours in the last month.

The PensaCAN committee is responsible for planning a yearly charitable friendly competition between business teams to raise awareness to “Demolish Hunger and Design Hope” by creating colossal structures made entirely out of cans and boxes filled with food that will be donated after an exhibit at the mall to Manna Food Pantry for distribution to the hungry in our local community. The food structures will be judged by local celebrity judges for maximum media exposure and the winning teams in each category will be awarded a trophy to display in their office. Manna and AIA will issue press releases. The committee will be tasked to coordinate and work with our long-standing partners, call businesses to encourage build participation plus monetary sponsorships, review rules, discuss guidelines, confirm awards, look at themes, and review committee description. The committee will also work on an information packet to be used on the AIA NWFL and Manna websites that will include a summary cover sheet, sponsorship packet, guidelines, and food order forms.

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