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COMMITTEES

CTASLA offers numerous opportunities for individuals to become involved with chapter business. Elections are held annually in early August for Executive Committee positions, but anyone can serve as an ad hoc member of the other committees. For more information about available positions, please contact Jeff Mills at executivedirector@ctasla.org for more information.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Standing Committee

Consists of 13 positions with different terms filled by election. Additional Information about the responsibilities and terms for each position are available on the Elections page.

PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

Ad Hoc Committee

 

Administered by the Vice President of the Executive Board. Active throughout the year which multiple subcommittees working on individual events. We are currently seeking ad hoc members for this committee to help plan and run events.

Chair: Louis Fusco

Duties:

  • To host at least 12 credits per year of continuing educational programs

  • To convene subcommittees to plan and run each individual program

  • To report the profit/loss statement to the Executive Committee for each program

Term:

  • No limit for the Chair or ad hoc members

 

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

Ad Hoc Committee

 

Consists of a Chair appointed by the President of the Executive Board and any number of ad hoc volunteer members. Active throughout the year with an emphasis during the Connecticut General Assembly term. We are currently seeking ad hoc members for this committee.

Chair: Aris Stalis

Duties:

  • To track state and federal legislation affecting the practice of landscape architecture.

  • To propose and/or support legislation beneficial to the profession.

  • To conduct outreach to state and federal lawmakers regarding the importance of the profession.

  • To host an annual Site Tour program showcasing an important built work in the state done by a landscape architect.

  • To host an annual Statehouse Day to advocate for landscape architecture as essential to the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.

Term:

  • No limit for the Chair or ad hoc members

 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Ad Hoc Committee

 

Consists of a Chair appointed by the President of the Executive Board and any number of ad hoc volunteer members. Active throughout the year on a rolling basis. We are currently seeking ad hoc members for this committee.

Chair: Barbara Yaeger

Duties:

  • To maintain and grow chapter membership

  • To develop new membership initiatives

Term:

  • No limit for the Chair or ad hoc members

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Ad Hoc Committee

 

Consists of a Chair appointed by the President of the Executive Board and any number of ad hoc volunteer members. Active primarily in March through May to review applications. We are currently seeking ad hoc members for this committee.

Chair: Louis Fusco

Duties:

  • To advertise the Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship to accredited programs of landscape architecture.

  • To advertise the Landscape Architecture Environmental Stewardship Scholarship to high school seniors and non-profit organizations serving college-bound teens.

  • To undertake implicit bias training.

  • To review scholarship applications in a manner consistent with training received.

  • To award scholarships to applicants who best reflect the intention for which the scholarship was established.

Term:

  • No limit for the Chair or ad hoc members

 
 

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

Ad Hoc Committee

 

Consists of a Chair appointed by the President of the Executive Board and any number of ad hoc volunteer members. Active throughout the year with increased engagement near publishing deadlines. We are currently seeking ad hoc members for this committee

Chair: Phil Barlow, Editor

Duties:

  • To develop and publish at least two issues of The Connecticut Landscape Architect magazine per year

  • To develop and publish the CTASLA Annual magazine each spring.

Term:

  • No limit for the Chair or ad hoc members

 

AWARDS COMMITTEE​

Ad Hoc Committee

Consists of a Chair appointed by the President of the Executive Board and any number of ad hoc volunteer members. Primarily active in October, November, and December corresponding with the professional awards submission and presentation at the Holiday Party. We are currently seeking ad hoc members for this committee.

Chair: Gwen Heerschap

Duties:

  • To solicit submissions for the Professional and Student Design Awards

  • To receive and review submissions for completeness and eligibility

  • To transmit submissions to a peer jury for judging

  • To prepare framed award certificates

  • To present awards to recipients at the Holiday Party

 

Term:

  • No limit for the Chair or ad hoc members​

 

HOLIDAY PARTY COMMITTEE

Ad Hoc Committee

Consists of a Chair appointed by the President of the Executive Board and any number of ad hoc volunteer members. Primarily active in October, November, and December corresponding with the Holiday Party We are currently seeking ad hoc members for this committee.

Chair: Debra De Vries-Dalton

Duties:

  • To select the venue for the party

  • To select the menu for the party

  • To set the schedule for the evening

  • To coordinate the awards presentation with the Awards Committee

  • To run the event on the day-of

Term:

  • No limit for the Chair or ad hoc members​

 

WEBSITE COMMITTEE

Ad Hoc Committee

Consists of a Chair appointed by the President of the Executive Board and any number of ad hoc volunteer members. Active on a continuous basis to keep the website updated with current news and events. We are currently seeking ad hoc members for this committee.

Chair: Gwen Heerschap

Duties:

  • To maintain the www.ctasla.org web domain and hosting availability at all times

  • To update the website with current information as requested by the Executive Committee or other committee chairs

  • To create new webpages as necessary to share information with chapter members.

Term:

  • No limit for the Chair or ad hoc members​

 

FELLOWS COMMITTEE

Ad Hoc Committee

Consists of a Chair appointed by the President of the Executive Board and any number of ad hoc volunteer members. Active during the fall and winter during the application period for ASLA. We are currently seeking ad hoc members for this committee; current chapter fellows are strongly encouraged to participate.

Chair: Shavaun Towers

Duties:

  • To nominate or recruit eligible chapter members to apply for ASLA fellows or medal recognition

  • To review and support applications to ASLA 

Term:

  • No limit for the Chair or ad hoc members​

 

ELECTION COMMITTEE

Standing Committee

 

Consists of a chair and up to two members, approved by the Executive Committee, the chair being the President-elect. It shall be the committee’s duty to run the election for each office of the Chapter as prescribed in Article 8 of the Bylaws. This committee is primarily active in July and August. We are seeking ad hoc members for this committee.

Chair: Matthew Verry

Duties:

  • To nominate or recruit eligible chapter members for Executive Board positions

  • To administer the annual elections and tabulate the ballot responses received

  • To report the results to national ASLA upon receipt of the official results from the Tellers Committee

Term:

  • No limit for ad hoc members

 

TELLERS COMMITTEE

Standing Committee

 

The Tellers Committee shall consist of a chair and up to two members, approved by the Executive Committee, the chair being the Past-President. None of whom shall be on the Elections Committee. This committee is active in September. We are seeking ad hoc members for this committee.

Chair: Thomas Hammerberg

Duties:

  • Count election ballots and other mail ballots submitted to the Chapter membership.

  • Submit a written report on the results of each ballot to the President with a copy to the Secretary

Term:

  • No limit for ad hoc members

 

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE

Standing Committee

 

Consists of a Chair and up to two members, approved by the Executive Committee, the Chair being the Secretary. We are currently seeking ad hoc members for this committee.

Chair: Katherine Jacobs

Duties:

  • To draft changes in the Chapter’s Constitution and Bylaws requested by the Executive Committee

  • To recommend other changes as may be desirable and also as may be necessary for consistency with the Society’s Constitution and Bylaws.

Term:

  • No limit for the Chair or ad hoc members​

P.O. Box 209197, New Haven, CT 06520    executivedirector@ctasla.org 

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