Presidents Message

Courtney Landoll, ASLA

It’s hard to believe this is the last article I will write as your President as the 2013-2014 term comes to a close.  As your President, I have been both honored and proud to represent such outstanding members and to have had such wonderful team members on the Executive Committee and at the WASLA Office.  Across the state, our members have been recognized for their outstanding work nationwide. This year we had a WASLA record of six candidates elevated to fellowship.  Our members also received ASLA Awards and will be speaking at the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting in Denver.  The accomplishments of my fellow Executive Committee members are too many to be listed here, but will be followed up in an annual report later in the year. Let’s just say it was a year of “firsts” and their commitment and dedication to serving our membership has been both inspiring and humbling.  The WASLA Office, as always, provides the necessary support and continuity to make our programs possible.

As this term draws to a close, I will continue as Immediate Past-President, while handing the reigns over our soon to be new President, David Stipe, who will commence a two-year term at the conclusion of the ASLA Annual Meeting later this month. David has been an active President-elect and will not only carry on the projects the 2013-2014 term began, but has a lot of new ideas to expand programs and services as well.  Furthermore, the current and new Executive Committee members recently met for a two-day strategic planning retreat led by ASLA’s Barbara Drobbins-Fles to create a three-to-five year strategic plan for WASLA.  The Executive Committee’s direction, conviction and commitment to serving our members has never been clearer.  Please join me in welcoming David and the 2014-2015 new Executive Committee Members.  Last, please accept my thanks and gratitude for having had the opportunity to serve as your President.


Courtney Landoll

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