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CHAPTER AFFILIATES

Over the past two years, the Chapter has experienced a significant change in the makeup and model of our membership. Fewer practitioners are choosing to join ASLA, particularly among emerging professionals.
 

This decline comes at a time when the profession is otherwise healthy: employment in landscape architecture profession is robust and billable hours are up. Rather, the nature of practice is changing. ASLA is no longer the only source for industrywide news, continuing education, and other resources. Lack of recognition and representation with the Society have alienated some members, while the cost of dues continues to be a barrier for others.
 

To grow a robust, fulfilling organization that delivers on the promise of representing, educating, and advocating for landscape architects, we have decided to offer Chapter Affiliate status. Ratified by an affirmative vote of membership in 2021, this change allows individuals to directly join the chapter and obtain access to state-level benefits previously reserved for ASLA members.

Unlike members, Affiliates can handle billing directly with the Chapter. We offer two basic options for dues, and we can also modify or waive annual dues as circumstances warrant. This includes special rates for firms or companies with multiple interested Affiliates. We want to make it easy for everyone to participate!

 

To sign up, please fill out the application form below. We will use this information to add you to our communication lists as well as send you an invoice for dues each year.

Please contact admin@ctasla.org if you have any questions.   

AFFILIATE BENEFITS

  • Complimentary entrance or reduced fees to monthly networking events.

  • Member rate on the CTASLA Job Board.

  • Opportunities to advance your own career through volunteering and showcasing your expertise with chances to actually affect change. 

  • Leadership Training through professional leadership training sessions, speaking opportunities, committee leadership and mentorship.

  • Networking opportunities with affiliate organizations such as AIA, APA, and others which can lead to business advancement and project opportunities.

  • Networking opportunities with your peers providing a framework for continued communication and a catalog of shared experiences and information.

  • Monthly e-newsletter alerting you to events and local news. 

  • Juried Professional and Students Awards programming recognizing projects with the distinction of Merit Awards, Honor Awards, and Awards of Excellence. These awards, along with all submitted, are housed on the CTASLA website to increase your own marketing opportunities and presented in front of your peers at our annual holiday party.

  • Access to answers and information on local issues, membership questions and CEU inquiries.

  • Opportunities to earn 25+ CEUs per year that are curated for an Connecticut audience.

  • Free LARE Review sessions for chapter members.

  • Free Emerging Professionals networking and social events for chapter members.​​

  • Complimentary subscription to The Connecticut Landscape Architect and Annual magazines.

  • Early notifications of job opportunities through the CTASLA Job Board and e-newsletter.

  • Representation by a professional lobbyist employed by the Connecticut Chapter in our House and Senate on such key issues as licensure, transportation and green infrastructure along with reports to members on critical local issues. 

  • Outreach to federal lawmakers through ASLA Advocacy day each spring and site tour advocacy events.

  • Opportunity to participate in CTASLA Statehouse day advocacy day.

  • Participation in World Landscape Architecture Month every April to continue to educate the general public about the profession.

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