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SuLin Kotowicz, FASLA, Has Been Elected As ASLA President 2023

In ASLA’s annual election, SuLin Kotowicz, FASLA, has been elected 2022-2023 President-elect by ASLA Full/Fellow, Associate, and International members. She will be sworn in as President-elect at the 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture this fall and as president at the 2023 meeting in Minneapolis.

SuLin has dedicated her career to advocating for our profession, growing ASLA, and empowering others. She has 20+ years of experience in private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she is currently project manager for VIRIDIS Design Group, creating inspirational and accessible public spaces in the built environment. She served the Michigan ASLA Chapter for over a decade on numerous committees and in leadership and advocated for licensure and later served on the committee who worked with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Reform to draft rules for landscape architectural licensees. Kotowicz was awarded the 2008 Michigan Chapter Emerging Professional of the Year award for advocacy and service to the profession and the 2016 Michigan Chapter Distinguished Member of the Year award for significant contributions sustained over a decade.

Kotowicz is an active leader at community, state and national levels and serves on the Mobility Citizen Alliance for Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. Volunteering for multiple local non-profit organizations, Kotowicz brings a diverse perspective, energy, and collaborative spirit to her service.  Kotowicz graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.

“I am honored to accept this incredible opportunity and responsibility to begin a new journey serving and empowering students and ASLA members, building upon collective successes with our strategic partners, elevating the awareness of our great profession and leading the way toward growing into our 2030 Vision,” says Kotowicz.

Also on the annual election ballot were constitutional amendments. One, granting expanded voting and leadership privileges to Associate members and allowing Student members to vote. All amendments passed.

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