Senator Murphy Recognized as Honorary Member of ASLA
On June 24, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the induction of eight (8) honorary members including United States Senator Chris Murphy. Honorary membership is among the greatest honors for non-landscape architecture professionals in recognition of notable service to the profession. Since its inception in 1899, ASLA has inducted only 237 honorary members.
As the junior U.S. Senator from Connecticut, Sen. Chris Murphy has been tireless in advancing legislation to protect Connecticut's natural resources and improve public access to recreational landscapes. Key legislation he’s ushered through the U.S. Senate includes the Living Shorelines Act, permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water conservation Fund (LWCF), and extending funding for the Highlands Conservation Act.
Murphy was nominated by the Connecticut chapter with support from several members and allied organizations. A copy of the nomination and supporting materials can be viewed here. An induction ceremony will be held on October 1st during the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture.