March 10, 2010
in Advocacy, Announcements, General, National
Take a moment to shape ASLA's future political landscape
|One of the pillars of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is to advance the profession of landscape architecture through advocacy, education and fellowship. ASLA is an advocate for the profession at the local, state and national levels on public policy issues including licensure, livable communities, transportation planning, stormwater management, natural resources, historic preservation, urban parks and more.Â Even as advocacy continues for these issues, the process is now beginning to determine which federal advocacy issues will be a priority for ASLA in the upcoming 2011-2012 Congress.Â First and foremost, ASLA wants to hear what is important to its members - we want to hear from you!
As ASLA begins to develop its 2011-2012 federal agenda, legislative issues must meet a set of criteria, the most critical of which are member relevancy and timeliness. Legislative issues should be relevant to a broad segment of the ASLA membership - its relevancy may be due to an economic impact or because of the expertise held by the landscape architecture profession.Â There should also be some reason to believe that the issue is likely to be on the Congressional agenda or active through the Executive branch agencies.
Please take a moment to complete the ASLA Federal Legislative Priorities Survey about issues that are important to you and that should be included in the Society's upcoming legislative agenda. Â The results will help drive the development of the agenda, to be finalized later this year.Â Please complete your survey by Friday, April 9th.
Take this opportunity to shape ASLA's future political landscape, CLICK HERE to complete the ASLA Legislative Priorities Survey.
Gary D. Scott, FASLA
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