January 20, 2022
We are excited to announce the latest National Organization for Minority Architects chapter, NOMAColumbus… coming soon! TRIAD’s Latifa Alagah and Casey Byrnes have been working diligently the last few months to establish the chapter and have been meeting with several members of other chapters in the Midwest Region including the National Midwest Vice President, Saundra Little.
The initiative to bring a NOMA chapter to Columbus was spearheaded by Latifa. As a student, Latifa discovered that Columbus did not have a local chapter and she was passionate to make a change. When she joined the TRIAD team, she pulled Brent aside to ask for support and he, in true fashion was all-embracing in the movement. We currently have several TRIAD members eager to join the organization once it launches.
Some of the goals for the first year of the chapter include…
Compiling an email list of current, at-large members in the Central Ohio region and prospective members wanting to join the Columbus chapter, working on communication through newsletters and partner organizations for people and local resources.
Getting the chapter registered with approved bylaws and a 501C(6) account opened to begin collecting member dues.
Getting broader support from the national level to support new board members and chapter activities.
Marketing the chapter to get the word out through social media and events in the local community.
NOMAColumbus is still waiting to be approved by the national board and is excited to become an official chapter shortly! Stay tuned for more updates.
Please contact Casey & Latifa for more information…
Casey Byrnes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Latifa Alagah – email@example.com