Mandy Hindman received this year’s IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter Leadership Award for her exemplary commitment to professional development and communications for the industry. Mandy, in her own process of achieving certification, organized the NCIDQ study group, which also led to her award. She implemented the group which is modeled after that of the IIDA Chapter’s, saying she felt strongly about adding the program because of its necessity for the Boise City Center. She attributes the BCC’s growing number of Certified Designers to this program and says they expect an even larger number of designers to receive certification in the fall.
NCIDQ Certification necessitates passing a three-part exam along with required experience and education. While Idaho doesn’t require NCIDQ Certification for Interior Design, many states do require it. Mandy believes providing a better path to certification will not only be hugely beneficial for designers in our community, but it will elevate interior design in Idaho and beyond.
Mandy plans to continue as chair of the study group while in August becoming Director-Elect for the IIDA Boise City Center. She’ll serve as Director starting in August of 2017.