05-10-23 | News

ASLA Presidential Elect Elections

Learn More About the Annual 2024-2025 Election
by Staff

The candidates, Haley Blakeman, FASLA and Kona Gray, FASLA, are nominated for the 2024-2025 ASLA President-Elect position. The election will be held from May 2nd through June 2nd.

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will be hosting their annual 2024-2025 President-Elect election. The election is open May 2nd through June 2nd, 2023.

Who's eligible: All full, associate, student, and international members in good professional standing will be eligible to vote and will be able to do so via a paper or email ballot.

About the Candidates:
Haley Blakeman, FASLA,PLA has practiced landscape architecture for 25 years in private landscape architecture and multi-disciplinary firms where she worked at a planning non-profit. Blakeman has also worked as an assistant professor and is currently the Associate Director of LSU's School of Landscape Architecture while serving in ASLA leadership roles including VP of Communications, Chapter Presidents Council Chair, ASLA Conference Host Chapter Co-chair, and on 22 national and local ASLA committees. She recently co-wrote the LARE Louisiana section update to better reflect practices in the state. Blakeman has been recognized for her leadership roles by Baton Rouge Business Report Forty Under 40, BRAC Baton Rouge Leadership, Robert S. Reich Service to the Profession Award, RRSLA Director's Award, and ASLA Fellow.

Kona Gray, FASLA brings 29 years of experience in landscape architecture to the table. He has experience in 30+ countries and has a passion for his volunteer efforts. Gray serves on the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board as the ASLA Representative while also serving on advisory boards for the ULI SE Florida/Caribbean District Council, University of Miami School of Architecture MRED+U, and NSU School of Business MSRED. He works in private practice at EDSA with an emphasis on communities, parks, hospitality, urban public realms, mixed-use developments, healthcare, museums, aquariums, and campus spaces. He co-leads design and business development. Gray maintains the title of registered Landscape Architect in four states.

This story is changing rapidly. LASN will update as new information is released.


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