Happy New Year to all of you and I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! With the New Year comes a new president, Ben Lee AIA, who is very excited and has some great initiatives that promote the goals of AIA-NJ’s Strategic Plan. I called Ben over the holiday weekend wishing him the best of luck and he knows he has my full support. For me this has been a fabulous year as president that just went by all too fast. As members you can rest assure that those serving on the Board of Trustees have you in mind as they represent you better then can be expected. Without them I could not have accomplished my goals as president and I thank them for their support and their continued support for Ben Lee. Some of our accomplishments in 2016 are as follows:
In closing, my experience over the last twelve years being involved in AIA has been priceless. My motivation has always been to make our profession a better place to practice and to mentor and to continue to promote the profession to the public. I like to believe that I have left my mark on my work thus far with AIA Newark & Suburban as well as AIA New Jersey, and I will continue to do so. In the meantime, it is now up to you to get involved and make this AIA your AIA!
Justin A. Mihalik AIA