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TEXAS ASLA is accepting nominations for the PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR

 

The current PR Chair for the Texas ASLA Chapter is preparing to transition into the elected position of President-Elect, and we are currently accepting nominations for her successor. Nominations for our Public Relations Chair will be open through Wednesday, October, 18 by 5 pm and request that all nominations (even self-nominations) be provided to Jennifer Fontana at jennifer@texasasla.org.

 

Nominations are open to all Associate, Full, and Fellow Members. All nominations shall include Name, Email Address, and 4-5 sentence statement as to why you feel you would be the best individual to fulfill this position on the Executive Committee. The main responsibilities required of this position is to provide the Chapter a continued presence in the three Social Media accounts of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as sharing of events and information from ASLA to membership of the Texas Chapter. This position will be involved in the monthly conference calls of the Executive Committee to provide updates on related items taking place amongst the Chapter as well as assist with review and editing, as necessary any communications between ASLA, Texas Chapter, and the Chapter Membership. As a Representative of the Texas Chapter, it is requested that you attend the annual PR Summit held by National and be available for quarterly webinars with the National PR Committee.


Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Texas State Officers and Section Officers

Texas ASLA is pleased to formally announce the newly elected 2017-2018 Slate of Officers for both the State and Section levels. Not only do we appreciate their selfless service and volunteerism to promote Landscape Architecture and the profession, we appreciate their perspective and energy that each will bring to their respective positions in our organization. 

TEXAS STATE OFFICERS 
President: Clifton Hall
Past-President: Bobby Eichholz
Presiden-Elect: Lara Moffat
Secretary: Spencer Freeman
Treasurer: Tim Bargainer
Trustee: Tim May

Central TEXAS SECTION 
Chair: Marissa McKinney
Chair-Elect: Olivia Pitt-Perez
Secretary/Treasurer: Megan Lowry

DALLAS/FORT WORTH SECTION
Chair: Anita Beard
Chair-Elect: Lauren Patterson
Secretary/Treasurer: Lara Davis

HOUSTON/GULF COAST SECTION 
Chair: Amanda Haney
Chair-Elect: Allison Pate
Secretary/Treasurer: Avery Croteau

SOUTH TEXAS SECTION
Chair: Caleb Etheridge
Chair-Elect: Jake Aalfs
Secretary/Treasurer Sarah Tucker

WEST TEXAS SECTION
Chair: Jessica Needham
Chair-Elect: Timothy Hair
Secretary/Treasurer: Megan Abernathy

 


Hurricane Harvey: where you can donate to help with disaster relief and recovery

Texas ASLA members affected by Harvey need support at this very critical time.    At this time we do not know the full impact but if you know of specific needs please let us know.  Here are some immediate ways you can help.

American Red Cross  You can give here
All Hands: 
You can give here
Greater Houston Community Fund:  You can give here.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts (Salvation Army): You can give here
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (Houston Mayor):
You can give here

Local food banks: The Houston Press has compiled a list of food banks in the affected area, including Houston Food BankGalveston County Food BankCorpus Christi Food BankSoutheast Texas Food Bank, and more. They recommend contacting a food bank directly about their need and what you can do.

Blood donations: The Houston Chronicle noted that Carter BloodCare and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center are accepting donations.


 

ASLA ELEVATES 23 MEMBERS TO THE COUNCIL OF FELLOWS

The American Society of Landscape Architects has elevated 23 members to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2017. Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service. 

Robert “Bob” Richardson, of RVi Planning and Landscape Architecture, of Austin, TX received his nomination, in Leadership/Management, from the Texas Chapter. Throughout his career, Richardson has advocated that the landscape architect is the prime planning and design consultant and the professional best suited to advance environmental values through community involvement. In 34 years he has grown his firm into five offices across three states. His leadership skills and business acumen are evident in his ability to match developers with investors, stay ahead of demographic and economic trends and manage multi-disciplinary teams. His commitment to environmental sensitivity and abundant open space has earned him many awards as well as high praise from the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. His impact on our communities and his profession stems from his passionate belief that the mission of landscape architecture is to protect the environment and enhance people’s lives. 

 

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