The ASLA Nominating Committee
will convene during the upcoming annual meeting in Boston to prepare the 2014
national officer slate. The committee requests your help now in identifying
potential candidates for the following offices:
- 2015-16 Vice President, Finance
- 2015-16 Vice
- 2015-16 Vice President, Professional
in the process is extremely important and very much appreciated because it is
the only way to bring forward those individuals who might otherwise not be
recognized as potential national leaders. Please review the information below
on eligibility and officer roles/responsibilities and forward your suggestions
to Corporate Secretary Curt Millay by
Friday, August 30, 2013. Putting your own hat in the ring is perfectly fine as
well, and those whose names are put forward by others will be contacted to
determine their willingness to run.
For additional information, see the
following areas of the Leadership
Handbook: ASLA Bylaws, Article 8; Councils, Committees, and Affiliations;
Annual Operating Plan; and Policies.
Candidates for president-elect must be Full Members of the Society and must
have completed at least one full term as a chapter trustee or national vice
president prior to installation as president-elect. Candidates for vice
president must be Full Members.
Officer Roles and
The Executive Committee (ExCom):
- serves as the administrative committee of the Board of Trustees (BOT),
implements policy, and acts for the BOT between meetings of the board
- serves as the strategic planning committee of the Board of Trustees
- reviews and recommends annual operating plans and budgets to the Board of
- selects the executive vice president/CEO and annually reviews
the incumbent’s performance
- approves an annual slate of national
- sets the time and place of annual meetings of the
The Executive Committee meets quarterly, twice in
conjunction with meetings of the Board of Trustees (at midyear and just prior to
the annual meeting) and twice on its own (mid-winter and mid-summer), and holds
monthly conference calls.
- represents the
Society and serves as its chief spokesperson, consistent with BOT-established
- presides at annual meetings of the Society
- sets the
time and place, sets agendas, and presides at meetings of the ExCom and BOT
- monitors implementation and helps coordinate updating of the Society’s
- appoints committee chairs/members and ASLA
delegates/representatives in consultation with the ExCom and staff.
- works closely with the EVP/CEO to monitor and oversee the management and
administration of the Society as directed by the Board of Trustees.
The president also serves as chair of the Annual Meeting Education Advisory
Committee; a member of the Council of Fellows Executive Committee; ExCom liaison
to the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, IFLA (International Federation of
Landscape Architects) delegate, and Tellers Committee; and as an ASLA
representative to the Presidents Council, which includes ASLA, CSLA (Canadian
Society of Landscape Architects), CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape
Architecture), CLARB (Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards),
LAAB (Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board), and LAF (Landscape
The president-elect serves as chair of the
Nominating Committee and as an ASLA representative to the Presidents Council.
The immediate past president serves as chair of the ASLA Fund, a member of the
Nominating Committee, a member of the LAF Executive Committee and Board of
Directors, and as ExCom liaison to the Honors and Awards Advisory Committee.
The vice presidents participate in the meetings and deliberations of the BOT
and ExCom and assist the president within defined program areas by:
- representing and acting as spokespersons for the Society as needed and
consistent with BOT-established policies
- monitoring implementation and
periodic updating of the Society’s strategic objectives
- monitoring the
management and administration of the Society as directed by the BOT
- facilitating BOT discussion groups as needed.
president for finance serves as ExCom liaison to the Audit Committee and the
Finance and Investments Committee.
The vice president for membership
serves as ExCom liaison to the Chapter Presidents Council, Emerging
Professionals Committee, Leadership Development Committee, and Member Services
The vice president for professional practice serves as ExCom
liaison to the Archives and Collections Committee, CTLA (Council on Trees and
Landscape Appraisal) representative, Professional Practice Committee, Council of
Professional Practice Networks (PPNs), Public Practice Advisory Committee, and
US/ICOMOS (United States/International Council on Monuments and Sites)
Three other vice presidents also serve on the ExCom and
were recently elected to serve the 2014 through 2015 terms.
president for communications serves as ExCom liaison to the Landscape
Architecture Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee and the Public Relations and
Communications Advisory Committee. Incoming vice president is Pamela J. Linn,
The vice president for education serves as a member of the
Committee on Education and as ExCom liaison to the LAAB representative, LA CES
(Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System) representatives, and NAED
(National Academy of Environmental Design) representative. Incoming vice
president is Sara Katherine Williams, FASLA.
The vice president for
government affairs serves as ExCom liaison to the Government Affairs Advisory
Committee, Licensure Committee, Licensure LARE Prep Subcommittee, and Policy
Committee. Incoming vice president is Thomas R. Doolittle, ASLA.