Reaching out to Members on a Local Level
What is a City Center?
A City Center is a group of Members in a city who organizes and delivers programs of interest to local members. A Chapter member may attend any program offered by any City Center or Campus Center. The City Center Task Force recommends a guideline of 10 or more members that exist in the same population center in order to form a City Center. However, the task force recognizes that it is the commitment and level of interest of the members that is most important.
How Does a City Center Work?
The Chapter Board acts as an umbrella administrative group for a City Center, which is subject to the bylaws, policies and procedures of the Chapter. All major decisions must go through the Chapter’s Board of Director for approval. A City Center needs to prepare an annual budget for programs and events for approval by the Chapter Board and inclusion in the Chapter budget.
Where more than one population center containing IIDA members exists within a Chapter and City Centers are formed, all centers become City Centers, including what may have been the primary location within the Chapter.
IIDA North Florida City Centers
Jacksonville City Center Director
Brooke Hall received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Valdosta State University. Upon graduating, she began working as an Associate Interior Designer with a commercial A&D firm in Atlanta, GA specializing in Religious Institutions, K-12 and Higher Education. She then went on to work for one of the top ranked woman owned Contract Furniture dealerships in Atlanta, GA as a Project Manager & Designer. Upon moving to Florida, she continued working as a Project Designer in contract office furniture before making the move back to her original passion of Interior Design. Brooke currently works as an Associate Interior Designer specializing in Hospitality Design for the award winning Kathy Moran-Clarson of KMC&A Design. She volunteers with the Florida State College in Jacksonville Interior Design Advisory Council and is a member of the Springfield Preservation & Revitalization Council.
Tallahassee City Center Director
Laura MacFarlane is a licensed Interior Designer for Barnett Fronczak Barlowe Architects in Tallahassee, Florida. Her current responsibilities include drafting and producing design and construction documents, producing presentation renderings, selecting interior finishes, and providing project administration coordination. Laura is also the BFBA Marketing Director and is in charge of the firm’s marketing efforts. She is a LEED AP, and also a member of the Tallahassee Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Laura received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame, and her Master of Science in Interior Design from Florida State University.
Barnett Fronczak Barlowe Architects – 225 S. Adams Street – Tallahassee FL 32301