One of Ric Licata’s most significant efforts in connecting the community, education and the knowledge the AIA provides, has been as advisor to Senator Harry Reid. In August 2008, after Senator Reid convened the National Clean Energy Summit he created the Blue Ribbon Panel on Clean Energy. Since that time Licata has been an active member of this task force advising Senator Reid and working closely with his staff helping to develop policy and providing knowledge from his and the AIA’s expertise. At an AIA ArchiPAC fund raiser in Miami Beach AIA President George Miller, FAIA said of Licata’s position as a Reid advisor,” ….Ric Licata can pick up the phone and have the ear of Senator Reid at a moments notice.”
Reid Press Conference-Invited speaker at a Press Conference hosted by Senator Reid in the US Capitol on clean energy and job creation, at the State of the Union Address by President Obama, January 27, 2010.US Capitol-Addressed Senate leadership and staff on Capitol Hill in the new Capitol Visitor Center on the AIA’s Rebuild and Renew America program, along with AIA President George Miller, FAIA and the Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayres, FAIA, February 2010.