Announcing a new Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

IIDA New England recognizes we must become more inclusive than we have been in the past. We need to bring more voices together when discussing our expectations of the built environment. We strive to be representative of the overall community in which we live, work and dream. To better express these efforts, The IIDA NE Board of Directors has made an important change to our Mission Statement:

IIDA New England is a robust network, supporting the continued advancement of professional, industry, and student members throughout their careers. We celebrate the impact of design on the human experience. We advocate for the legal recognition of the profession and are committed to developing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive industry.

With our new Mission Statement as direction, our committees are looking at ways to be more inclusive. We want to learn and hear from our community on how we can work towards this goal.  The formation of a new committee focused on equity, diversity and inclusion within our chapter will guarantee these values are ingrained in our practices as an organization.  

This new EDI committee will set its own focus and agenda, working together with the Executive & Advocacy committees. Stay tuned as more information is released about this new and important initiative.