Jessica Doolittle, IIDA
Co-VP of Advocacy (Nebraska)
nebraska ADVOCACY WORKING GROUP
Historically, interior design advocacy in Nebraska had been championed by members of both professional organizations under a coalition – IDCN (Interior Design Coalition of Nebraska). As the political environment has changed and the organizations have grown, it has proven to be more effective to pursue advocacy a little differently.
The Advocacy Working Group is a small group of designers working on advocacy issues under the direction of both organizations headquarters’ Directors of Advocacy, and falling under the purview of the local chapters. Locally, it consists of both IIDA and ASID members. On the IIDA side, it is led by the VP of Advocacy of Nebraska; the Omaha City Center Advocacy Director, and one volunteer member. ASID members are put forward based on their organizational structure and make up.
Having full direction and support of both organizations at the national level makes us stronger and more deliberate in our efforts.
Jessica Doolittle, VP of Advocacy – Nebraska
HDR, Inc., Omaha, NE
Amy Dishman, OCC Advocacy Director
BVH Architects, Lincoln, NE
Hilary Navratil, VP of Sponsorship
RDG Planning & Design, Omaha, NE
-Marilyn Hansen, Director at Large – ASID Nebraska/Iowa
-Annette Mundy, President – ASID Nebraska/Iowa
-Stacie Muhle, Past-President – ASID Nebraska/Iowa
It’s important to know who your senator is and some information about them. Follow the link to the Nebraska Unicameral website to find who represents you.
- Find your Legislator here
IIDA Headquarters staff regularly monitors legislation introduced at the local, state, and federal levels. If an issue arises that affects the interior design industry, HQ works with the local lobbyists and members to address the issue appropriately. Be sure to sign up to receive action item alerts and updates on legislation.”
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FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR
They work for you. It’s key to know who the person is that will be making laws and regulations that affect you and your profession. Click the link above and get to know your legislator.”
Ask to help with an advocacy event. Contact anyone on the Advocacy Working Group about how you can help.
WRITE YOUR ELEVATOR SPEECH
Does your mother know what you do? What about your friends? What about your co-workers? Come up with a few sentences that clearly and concisely communicate what you do as an interior designer. Then shout it from the rooftops! Educate anyone and everyone.