A Letter From The Chapter President
Hello again to my fellow ASID Members and our Design Community. I may look a little familiar though the past few years you’ve been used to me from the shoulders up on Zoom.
In 47 years of ASID and our Chapter, I am one of 36 people to have the honor to step into the role of Chapter President, and this year for the second time. Most recently it was the incomporable Deb Campbell. There are three others members who have served in this role twice. Paul Nye, Bert Laudenslager and Linda Daly (who has served three times). I am very thankul that our membership has chosen me to do so again, and I am humbled to be included with my aforementioned members.
I am very excited for our upcoming year as we have an amazing group of fresh faces, a few familiar faces, creative minds and professionals on our Board! Please joing me in welcoming Liz, Julia, Matthew, Janay, Bryana, Dave and Jon to our Board of Directors.
My goal and our Board’s Strategic Plan for this year focuses on collaboration and advocacy; and to ensure that
We have a full proposed schedule ahead for you including the IDA Kick Off Party, tours, legislation and advocacy events, a joint industry holiday social, a Design Symposium and panel event, Student Career Day with IIDA PA/NJ/DE and the IDAs Gala returning in person May 12, 2023. The competition starts October 28th. We’ll round the year with our Annual Meeting and an Experiential Sustainability Event in September, that peaked the interest of top sustainability experts during the Gather Conference.
Advocacy mean to you?
Does it mean legislation? Does it mean advocating for your profession? For me it means advocating for each Professional, Allied, Associate, Student and Industry member of this chapter and spreading the message that we are the all-inclusive design organization. All are welcome – we’re not just “residential or commercial design”. It can mean many different things. It's increasing the awareness that our profession is closer than ever to being recognized with licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. Illinois, Wisconsin and in North Carolina obtained licensure acts , and fighting for that right.
Interior Design is my reason for advocacy and it's my passion
Advocacy mean to you?
I encourage you to join me on this journey of collaboration and community this coming year as we promote our members, our interior design profession in our region and advocate for our profession and ourselves. That is because we make an impact. We are the leaders in the Interior Design profession, with the best and brightest and most knowledgeable and qualified designers with a resource of Industry partners.
We are the best that there is, and we are ASID Pennsylvania East.
President, Pennsylvania East Chapter
American Society of Interior Designers
P.O. Box 30190
Philadelphia, PA 19103