It’s election time for our Provincial professional association, ARIDO. LWG Principal David Gibbons has put his name forward as President-elect. Everyone at LWG is really proud of him for considering donating his own time and resources to give back to our profession. This isn’t the first time that David has volunteered to help better our profession – in the past David has been ARIDO president of our local chapter, President of Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) as well as filling numerous other roles in both organizations.
This is a critical time for our profession in Ontario. We’ve been working for many years to have a Practice Act passed in the Ontario Legislature. This is something most Interior Designers feel very strongly about – we need to be recognized as a profession. The work we do is so important to health and welfare of the users of the spaces we design. David is completely aware of the challenges facing us as we try to make this dream a reality.
It should be noted the LWG has a tradition of volunteering for our professional associations. Currently Lauren Coburn and Stephanie Black are event coordinators for ARIDO EOC. Sloane Weingarden is ARIDO EOC Secretary, Pat Wheele takes care of e-blasts and Erica Carr will be helping to coordinate a local trade show that ARIDO EOC will be hosting in Ottawa.