Civita Institute Committees
Descriptions, Committee Chairs, and Members: 2022
The Board of Directors guides all committees, and all committees report to the Board. Yet committees are a driving force of the Civita Institute managing its ongoing operations and also creatively shaping the Civita Institute's evolving response to its mission and vision. Non-board member participation in committees is encouraged and is an excellent way to 'give-back' passion and expertise as personal time permits.
Archive and Collections Committee
Responsible for preserving, cataloguing, scanning, and making available the existing collection in Civita for online and in-situ use; scanning and preparing archives housed at the corporate office in Seattle for transport to Civita; coordinates with the Facilities Committee on best practices for preserving the archival collection in Civita.
Acting Committee Chair: Stephen Day
Members: Nancy Josephson, Christina Wallace, Rob Wallace
Committee Chair: Nancy Josephson
Members: Stephen Day
Responsible for all general communication of the Civita Institute via website, newsletters and e-blasts, Facebook, and Instagram.
Committee Chair: Dan Beert
Members: Angela Prosper, Nancy Josephson
Responsible for the coordination of the Civita Institute as a Provider of the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System, the coordination of face-to-face and online sessions for the approval of AIA, and the reporting of all successful course completion by architects to AIA .
Members: Nancy Josephson (primary POC with AIA) and Stephen Day (secondary POC with AIA)
Members: Nancy Josephson, Stephanie Bower
Responsible for guiding the annual Civita Institute fundraising event and up to three additional social or virtual events.
Committee Chair: Clark Pickett
Members: all board members
Responsible for oversight of all Civita Institute facilities in Civita including board-approved expenditures for maintenance and capital improvements; coordinates all activities with the board’s liaison Bella Lazio Servizi (Laura Burla); coordinates the safe use of space for the Civita Institute archives in Civita including an annual facilities work party in Civita; collects all forms for member-stays and prepares expectations of guests; coordinates the calendar use of all houses; communicates with members staying in Civita, as needed.
Committee Chair: Stephen Day
Members: Iole Alessandrini, Dan Beert, Nancy Josephson, Christina Wallace, Robert Wallace
Committee Chair: Steve Butler
Members: Iole Alessandrini, Stephen Day
Friends of Civita Institute (FOCI)
Communication with and coordination of major donors providing $500 or more per year; Friends may be advisory about fundraising.
Friends of Civita Institute Chair: Nancy Josephson (or current president)
Members: all board members
Membership and Outreach Committee
Responsible for outreach and generating enthusiasm among members and supporters; tracks contact information; manages membership levels, benefits earned and used by members, and is responsible for communication about membership renewal.
Committee Chair: Stephanie Bower
An adjunct to the Treasurer that is responsible for preliminary review of monthly bank statements, balance sheets, and quarterly profit and loss statements; leads discussion setting annual budgets; assists communication of financial information to the board and beyond.
Committee Chair: Dan Beert (or current Treasurer)
Members: Clark Pickett, Nancy Josephson, Steve Butler
Created to advance outreach to supporters living outside of the Pacific NW for purposes of community and fundraising. A Southern California Chapter took initial steps before withdrawing. The Northeast Chapter representing nine states on the northeast coast was active for 5 years from 2014 – 2019 and selected several Civita Institute Northeast Chapter Fellows before withdrawing; the Civita Institute now offers the fellowship program nationally and the chapters program was discontinued in 2019.
Created for considerations of the corporate legal structure during the process of receiving the Zarina-Heywood property in 2008 - 2013; developed a rotating presidential succession in 2013; discontinued 2015.
Develops periodic concepts to unite members and supporters through submittals of art to be shared on social media and The Civita Institute website; discontinued in 2021.