State Association Report
Last fall, our Chapter began a visioning effort seeking to best meet the needs of our membership, engage emerging professionals and advocate for the profession and communities. This process has broadened as we consider how to serve our membership in ways beyond our typical offerings. A survey of our members found that although educational offerings such as LARE prep and CEU opportunities are appreciated, our programming can adapt to be more relevant to emerging professionals and promote landscape architecture more broadly.
The COVID-19 pandemic altered many of our plans and we quickly had to adapt spring social and educational events in creative ways. We had an extremely successful Instagram takeover Design Awards ceremony in April, thanks to the hard work of our awards and banquet co-chairs and provided some fun and adaptive remote programming for our members' educational and social needs. These included an Emerging Professionals Panel that successfully drew participation from students and early-career designers, and virtual LA Trivia and Bingo.
As seen in LASN magazine, December 2020.