David Sprunt, ASLA, has been the Chapter’s Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy and a member of the Government Affairs Committee since completing his MLA and MUD degrees at UC Denver in 2009. He led the Chapter’s successful 2017/18 sunset review advocacy effort in the legislature, resulting in the continuation of Colorado’s LA licensure act through 2024. In 2019, He also initiated and led the chapter’s first legislative lunch and a site tour for elected officials, building understanding of the role and value of the profession among policy makers. In 2015, he completed an ASLA grant-based study that created an evaluation tool to evaluate and describe the public welfare benefits of LA projects for use in advocacy work. For these efforts, he received ASLA national’s Advocacy Leadership Award and the Colorado Chapter’s Distinguished Service Award in 2017.
In addition to his ASLA and community volunteer work, David works as the senior licensure defense consultant for CLARB, the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards. In this role, he identifies, tracks, analyzes and reports on state/province-level legislative threats to occupational licensure around the U.S. and Canada, and specifically threats to landscape architect licensure. These efforts help CLARB and ASLA keep boards and chapters informed of legislative trends and prepared for possible threats to public safety caused by reductions of license standards. He also helped develop several tools for enhancing relationships between state licensing boards and ASLA chapters. In practice, he has worked as a residential landscape designer in the South Metro area.
Before moving to Littleton with his family in 2004, David was a project manager/producer in the creative studio of America Online in Virginia. Previously, he was an officer in the Coast Guard for 12 years, traveling widely. He served was a rescue helicopter pilot, public affairs officer, port operations officer, and equal opportunity consultant, among other duties. He holds a BA from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, his hometown.