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ASLA Colorado is only organization that represents the community of landscape architects in Colorado and Wyoming. Our mission is to educate and build fellowship among landscape architects, inspire and engage the next generation of landscape architects, educate the public and lawmakers about the profession, and protect the public from harm by advocating for professional licensure. We are passionate about the profession.

You can serve your profession, build a network and learn valuable leadership skills by volunteering to help to shape the future of our community and our association. How do you want to be involved? What is your passion?

Check the volunteer opportunities below that most interest you and we will send your information to the person in charge of that program or activity.  Much of the volunteer work can be done remotely, so you don’t have to be in the Denver metro area. Students are welcome to participate in all the volunteer opportunities .

Please fill this out so we know how to contact you and which of our board members or committee chairs to send your information to. Email info@aslacolorado.org with any questions.

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ASLA Colorado Volunteer Opportunities

Run for office – Serve on the Executive Committee

  • Elected positions: President Elect (then serves President and immediate past President), Trustee, Treasurer, Secretary, VP of Communications,VP of Programs, VP of Government Affairs and Advocacy
  • Call for nominations in the spring, elections in early summer
  • Terms begin and end at the conclusion of ASLA National’s annual meeting (Treasurer has a 2-year term, Trustee has 3 year term)

Programs Committee – works with VP of Programs

  • Help plan the Chapter’s Annual Gathering
  • Plan other meetings and events
  • Manages the calendar of events
  • Coordinate all programs, events, educational sessions, etc., among all the various committees

Communications Committee – works with the VP of Communications

  • Plan the Chapter’s communications and/or social media strategies
  • Social media coordinator
    • Manage the chapter’s social media presence & content
    • Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Chapter website liaison – Assist the website team with content updates

Public Relations Committee – works with the VP of Communications

  • Works on external communications
  • Building and fostering relationships with local media, and understanding the Chapter’s media markets.
  • Alerting and/or inviting local press to chapter events including award events, World Landscape Architecture Month events, PARKing Day, site tours for elected officials, etc.
  • Seeking out relevant member projects and events that could garner local media coverage and actively promote these events.
  • Encouraging members to become involved in their local communities, including utilizing local ACE Mentor program opportunities.
  • Actively work with the national contact—the PR Coordinator at ASLA National, JR Taylor—when planning and executing PR events;
  • Serving as or appointing a Public Awareness Representative for the chapter to serve on National’s Public Awareness Coalition.
  • Identifying Chapter members who can serve as subject matter experts to the media or in advocacy work.

Chapter Section chairs and committees

  • Help build the ASLA community in local area groups throughout Colorado and Wyoming
  • Create events and educational opportunities for landscape architects in your area.
  • Represent your area at monthly executive committee meetings
  • Area directors plan and coordinate regional Chapter activities
    • Boulder/Denver North Metro
    • Denver Tech Center/South Metro
    • Fort Collins
    • Colorado Springs & Pueblo
    • Durango & Telluride
    • Aspen and Western Slope
    • Jackson / Wyoming

Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee (Federal, State, Local) – works with the VP of Government Affairs

  • Plan advocacy events, including legislative dinners and site tours
  • Work with ASLA Colorado’s lobbyist to track relevant legislation, and advocate and testify at the capitol if needed
  • Work with allied professional associations to advocate for issues of shared interest

Budget and finance committee – works with the Treasurer

  • Help the treasurer with the annual budget and accounting
  • Sponsorship committee – works with the President and Executive Director
    • Develops the annual sponsorship package
    • Identifies potential sponsors and sponsorship opportunities

President’s Committees

Membership committee

  • Help build our community- retain and recruit ASLA Members
    • Help remind members of renewal dates
    • Welcome new members
    • Welcome back returning members
    • Lapsed member follow-up
  • Develop strategies for engaging with firms to promote membership
  • Maintain prospect lists
    • used to invite non-members to Chapter functions and events for recruiting purposes.
  • Follow-up to National recruitment efforts
  • Students and Associates/New Grads
      • Plan back to school events and graduating student events to recruit student members and convert graduating students to associates.
  • Participate in ASLA National’s quarterly Membership Chair conference call, a forum to share ideas and lessons learned

Volunteer coordination committee

  • Coordinate volunteer assignments with other committee chairs
  • Engage volunteers and recruit potential volunteers
  • Develop volunteer recruitment and engagement strategies
  • Find volunteers for various chapter activities

Community outreach and engagement

  • Pre-K thru 12 schools engagement and enrichment programs
  • ACE mentorship program
  • Boy Scout Landscape Architect Merit Badge assistance
  • Professional practice committee

Continuing Education Committee – chair and committee

  • Plan educational sessions, LARE prep, etc

HALS liaison – liaison and volunteers – Historic American Landscape Survey Liaison

  • Create and update lists of local examples of significant historical landscapes
  • Coordinate HALS activities with your State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO)
  • Advise on the review and revision of state and local historic preservation laws with the aim of including historic landscape documentation
  • Working with ASLA National, lead advocacy efforts in Congress for funding for HALS
  • Enlist donations to the HALS/HABS/HAER fund
  • Promote public awareness of HALS and historic landscapes in coordination with Communications Committees
  • Continuously seek out opportunities for local documentation projects

Professional Awards Committee –  chair, committee and jurors

  • run the Chapter’s professional awards program
  • Coordinate jury swaps with other chapters
  • select or serve on an Awards jury
  • plan our annual Awards Event
  • Manage the call for entries and awards jury process

Emerging Professionals and Student Services Committee  – chair and committee

  • Plan programming, events and activities for Emerging Professionals
  • Liaison with Meet the Dark Side and similar groups
    • Engage with Student ASLA Chapters (Desk crits, studio juries, etc.)
    • Colorado State University
    • UC Denver
    • CU Boulder (student affiliate chapter)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

  • Develop DEI programming, round table discussions, etc.
  • Liaison with ASLA national, other chapters and associations regarding DEI initiatives and programs

Mentorship program

  • Develop and promote a mentorship program
  • Work with ASLA national
  • Serve as a Mentor
  • Find a Mentor