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Kelly Chosen as 2017-2018 President-Elect

Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA, has been elected 2017-2018 president-elect by ASLA Full/Fellow, Associate, and International members. He will be sworn in as president-elect at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles this fall and as president at the 2018 meeting in Philadelphia.

Kelly is the principal of Kelly Design Group, LLC, a landscape architecture firm located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. KDG produces full service concept to construction drawings for a variety of project scales and scopes. All projects include stormwater management, with an edge toward water harvesting, water quality improvement, and place-based design.

Kelly is also a full-time member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in the Department of Landscape Architecture, where he has taught the core courses in the accredited bachelors program for 21 years. At the university, he is also the director of the Center for Sustainable Design, which he created and manages. Kelly has been recognized by the students as a valued educator and lifelong mentor.

“I am humbled and pleased to serve our Society in this capacity. It is with great respect for those who have done well at this job that I embark on these next steps,” says Kelly.

Also on the ballot were Board of Trustees-sponsored amendments to the ASLA Constitution. The amendments passed.

A total of 3,362 votes were received from eligible members—1,069 paper ballots and 2,293 electronic ballots. This represents 26.6 percent of eligible votes.

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