Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
David Cutter has been a pioneering advocate for-and early adopter of-many national ASLA initiatives, including SITES, World Landscape Architecture Month, PARK(ing) Day, STEM, PPNs, environmental justice, and diversity. He also served as the national vice president of education, on multiple national ASLA committees, and as a 2019 President-Elect candidate for the Society. David's active participation in the New York Upstate Chapter for seventeen years included ten years as chapter president and trustee. His commitment earned him an ASLA Outstanding Service Award in 2019. David generously offers his services to help small, under-served communities value their landscape as an asset and an important identity element for community development. He has also become a national expert through his years of planning and development of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway. Now, as university landscape architect for Cornell University, David has played an influential role in elevating landscape as a driving element in both the 2008 Cornell Campus Master Plan and as a fundamental component of the Climate Action Plan.