ASLA Welcomes New Hampshire, Its 49th Chapter
ASLA is pleased to announce the Society’s 49th chapter, New Hampshire, formerly the Granite State section of the Boston chapter. The section decided to branch out on its own to promote and advocate New Hampshire’s landscape architects. Chapter President Susanne Smith Meyer, ASLA, reports the new chapter has a solid list of goals that include growing the membership, increasing member participation, and promoting the visibility of the profession.
ASLA New Hampshire’s advocacy priorities include lobbying municipalities to require licensed landscape architects to stamp landscape and planting plans for projects requiring municipal review and approvals; monitoring state legislation; and protecting state licensure. The chapter will educate and inform policy makers about the role of landscape architects and the importance of their contributions in the planning and design process.
Providing membership with networking and education opportunities is also a priority for the chapter. The chapter leadership will collaborate with bordering ASLA chapters and allied professions to create opportunities for fellowship and professional development. ASLA New Hampshire also plans to participate in the national public awareness initiatives and provide support to emerging professionals.
Please join ASLA in welcoming the New Hampshire chapter as they help to carry out the Society’s mission at the local level.
Visit the ASLA New Hampshire web page for more details on their activities and events. For more information about how you can be active in your chapter, contact your chapter directly, or Joshua Lamangan, ASLA manager of Membership Marketing and Chapter Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.