Four Awarded for Outstanding Service to Society

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) would like to congratulate Dean Hill, ASLA, Christine G. Pattillo, FASLA, Juanita D. Shearer-Swink, FASLA, and David J. Yocca, FASLA, for exemplary service on ASLA's behalf. The four received Outstanding Service Awards during the ASLA Annual Meeting in Denver on November 23.

ASLA President Mark A Focht, FASLA, and Executive Vice President and CEO Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, presented the awards to:

Dean Hill, ASLA, Florida Chapter, has been a highly visible advocate for the profession on television as well as a tireless worker for the Society behind the scenes via numerous committee, jury and other volunteer assignments. Hill, a landscape architect and Grounds for Improvement co-host, has helped educate hundreds of thousands of people about the value of landscape architecture through his work.

Christine G. Pattillo, FASLA, California Northern Chapter, has participated in and led many significant groups dedicated to historic landscapes and preservation for more than a decade. Starting as vice-chair of the Historic Preservation Professional Practice Network (PPN), she went on to serve as that PPN's chair, the Historic American Landscape Survey liaison for Northern California, and as a member of the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) subcommittee.

Juanita D. Shearer-Swink, FASLA, North Carolina Chapter, has spent the past two years as facilitator of ASLA's diversity initiative. She not only helped design and guide the annual summits, where realistic action plans are set for the following 12 months, but also monitored implementation of those outcomes to hold the Society accountable.

David J. Yocca, FASLA, Illinois Chapter, has freely shared his deep expertise in stormwater management and sustainable design to a long list of ASLA initiatives and programs. He participated in the initial Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) planning summit in 2005 and has continued to contribute to its development ever since while also serving as ASLA's voice on SITES and stormwater and sustainability issues in numerous external forums.

About the American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters. Members of the Society use "ASLA" after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Landscape architects lead the stewardship, planning and design of our built and natural environments; the Society's mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship.




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