The Community Service Award recognizes sustained, pro bono service to the community demonstrating sound principles or values of landscape architecture.
During his more than 15 years of community service in Greensboro, North Carolina, Randal Scott Romie, ASLA, has devoted nearly 2,000 volunteer hours—a full work year—to Greensboro Beautiful, a non-profit volunteer organization that conserves and enhances the beauty and ecology of the area. Among dozens of projects, he has helped to beautify sites along I-85 and created a master plan and renovated gardens for the Bicentennial Garden/Caldwell Park. Romie served as vice-chair, chair, and past chair of Greensboro Beautiful from 1997 to present and helped gain passage of the city’s tree preservation ordinance. He has been widely recognized for his designs and installations, receiving Honor Awards from the North Carolina chapter of ASLA for his work. He has also received the Greensboro Beautiful’s Volunteer Service Award, a certificate of appreciation from Governor James Hunt, and the Robert S. Garrand Award of Distinction for enhancing Greensboro’s appearance and quality of life.
Read the nomination letter by Perry Howard, FASLA, and letters of support by The Hon. Carolyn S. Allen, former Greensboro Mayor, Kathryn Vinson Cates, Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department, Charles E. Mortimore, retired Greensboro Planning Director,
(link to letters)
Greensboro Beautiful Strategic Planning
New Tanger Stone Bridge -
New Steps - Bicentennial Garden
New Garden Road Tree Planting
Caldwell Park Re-Forestation
"Creating a Forest"
Sample Sketches for Garden Features
Neighborwoods Tree Planting