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Are you interested in getting more involved in the profession of Landscape Architecture? Now's your chance! 

Please consider nominating yourself for a position on the MDASLA Executive Committee or by expressing interest in or joining one our other committees. Our chapter operates in large part because of volunteers with a willingness to get involved. Not only can service to the profession be personally gratifying, it opens doors and provides opportunities to connect with Landscape Architecture professionals throughout Maryland and beyond!

 

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: JULY 1, 2024

 

 

OPEN ELECTED POSITIONS

Board positions that are up for election include:

 

  • President-Elect (will be President Oct. 2025-2026)

  • Secretary (1-year term, Voting Member)

  • Member-at-Large positions (1-year term, Voting Member)

  • Affiliate-at-Large positions (1-year term, Non-Voting Member)

  • Junior Professional Rep (<3 Years Professional Experience, Non-Voting Member)

 

All positions require attendance at monthly MDASLA ExComm meetings and include the duties outlined in our by-laws. Please see full descriptions for each role below.

 

Newly elected 2024-2025 chapter officers take office on October 27th; the term is 10/09/2024 through 10/13/25

 

 

OPEN COMMITTEE POSITIONS

Maryland ASLA committees offer members a variety of opportunities to engage in Chapter initiatives, such as supporting students and emerging professionals, organizing programs and events, and much more. If you are interested in getting involved, we are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

 

  • Advocacy (Legislative Affairs and Outreach)

  • Awards (Professional Awards, Student Awards and Awards Gala Planning)

  • Public Awareness (Membership, Communication and Publications)

  • Student Outreach (Higher Education and K-12 Outreach and Education Initiatives)

  • Sponsorship (Advertisement and Coordination related to Annual Sponsors, Event Sponsors and our Circle of Support Program)

  • Membership (Sustaining and Growing Chapter Membership)

  • Professional Development + Climate Action (Annual Regional Conference, Professional Development, Climate Action Initiatives)

  • Emerging Professionals (LARE Study Group, Resources for Emerging Professionals)

If you are interested in any of these positions, please fill out the Google Form below.

 

Position Descriptions

President-Elect (Voting Member)

The President-Elect shall be a Full Member elected for a term of one (1) year, followed by a term as President for (1) year, followed by a term as Past President for (1) year.

 

Once the President-Elect is elevated to President in Year 2, roles of the President include:

  • set the time, place, and agenda for meetings of the Executive Committee; call special meetings of the Chapter; 

  • preside at meetings of the Chapter and the Executive Committee; 

  • represent and act for the Chapter as directed by the Executive Committee and consistent with the policies of the Society as established by the Board of Trustees; 

  • appoint, in consultation with the Executive Committee, the chairs and members of standing committees, other committees, and any special study groups or task forces; 

  • dismiss appointees for failure to act or other cause; 

  • serve as a member of the Chapter Presidents Council; 

  • oversee the management and administration of Chapter programs and budgets as adopted by the Executive Committee; 

  • designate and relieve an acting president; 

  • appoint interim trustees when vacancies occur during term; 

  • provide supporting statements to the Society for Emeritus Status, Limited Status, Temporary Limited Status, and Waiver of Dues applicants; 

  • report on the state of the Chapter at the annual meeting of the Chapter; and 

  • perform such other duties as are customary for the office of chapter president, or as may be assigned or delegated by the Executive Committee.

 

 

Secretary (Voting Member)

The Secretary shall be a Full or Associate Member elected for a term of one (1) year.

 

Roles of the Secretary include:

  • maintain a record of the proceedings of the business meetings of the Chapter and the Executive Committee; 

  • prepare and issue notices of the meetings of the Chapter and the Executive Committee; 

  • prepare, issue, and receive ballots; 

  • administer annual and special elections and notify candidates of election results; 

  • serve ex officio as a member of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee; 

  • maintain the Constitution and Bylaws of the Chapter; 

  • certify documents; and 

  • perform such other duties as are customary for the office of chapter secretary or as may be assigned or delegated by the president.

 

Treasurer (Voting Member)

The Treasurer shall be a Full or Associate Member elected for a term of two (2) years. The treasurer shall also serve a transition period (from the end of the annual convention to Dec 31) with the new treasurer to coordinate the budget.

 

Roles of the Treasurer include:

  • collect all fees, dues, charges, and other funds due the Chapter; 

  • be the custodian of all Chapter funds and disburse such funds only as authorized by the Executive Committee; 

  • keep the accounts of the Chapter that shall be open at all times to inspection by the Executive Committee; 

  • present quarterly reports on the financial condition of the Chapter and year-end financial statements to the Executive Committee; and 

  • perform such other duties as are customary for the office of chapter treasurer or as may be assigned or delegated by the president.

 

Trustee (Voting Member)

The Trustee shall be a Full Member elected for a term of three (3) years. The trustee shall not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.

 

Roles of the Trustee include:

  • be informed on Chapter and Society goals and objectives, policies and procedures, programs and services, and activities and events; 

  • serve as an officer on the Executive Committee of the Chapter and serve as the Chapter representative on the Board of Trustees of the Society; 

  • facilitate the conduct of the business of the Society by bringing the Chapter perspective to the Board of Trustees and the national perspective to the Executive Committee and members of the Chapter; 

  • facilitate the conduct of the business of the Board of Trustees by serving on standing councils or committees, special study groups or task forces, or as a representative or delegate of the Society; and 

  • perform such other duties as are customary for the office of chapter trustee or as may be assigned or delegated by the Board of Trustees of the Society and the Executive Committee of the Chapter.

 

At-Large Members (Voting Members)

The at-large members shall be Full or Associate Members elected for terms of one (1) year.

 

Roles of the At-Large Members include:

  • The at-large members shall perform such duties as are customary for the position of at-large member or as may be assigned or delegated by the Executive Committee of the Chapter.

 

Affiliate Representatives (Non-Voting Members)

The at-large members shall be Full or Affiliate Members elected for terms of one (1) year.

 

Roles of the Affiliate Representatives include:

  • The affiliate member representatives shall perform such duties as are customary for the position or as may be assigned or delegated by the Executive Committee of the Chapter.

 

Junior Professional Representatives (Non-Voting Members

The junior professional representative shall have graduated from a landscape architecture program of any ASLA accredited institution of higher education; be an associate member with no more than three (3) years of post-graduate work experience; and shall serve for a term of one (1) year. The Executive Committee may choose to extend this position for one (1) additional term. The Executive Committee may select more than one (1) candidate for this position. The Maryland Chapter will pay the ASLA membership dues, which include national and chapter dues, of the representative(s) for that year.

 

The purpose of the junior professional position is to strengthen the relationship between the Chapter and recent graduates and young professionals. Roles of the Junior Professional Representatives include:

  • attend a minimum of six meetings of the Executive Committee; 

  • plan one event and assist with Chapter communications that will primarily target recent graduates and young professionals; and 

  • perform such other duties as are customary for this position or as may be assigned or delegated by the president. 

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