The Value of WASLA Membership
In the current economic climate of tight budgets and careful spending, potential WASLA members are often confronted with the challenge of paying their dues. For those interested in joining, not knowing exactly what they are getting for their money can be a deterrent to membership. For some, dues may be covered by a member’s workplace, while for others, the value of this expense is not always understood by their employers. Membership is crucial to the health and growth of our profession.
WASLA has helped transform the understanding and respect of the profession of landscape architecture in our state. The breadth of work that our professionals have access to, including residential clients, municipalities, developers, the US military, and countless more exists today in part because WASLA has fought tirelessly to promote the value of our profession. Looking forward, WASLA is a safeguard for the future of our profession.
WASLA is committed to providing our members opportunities to learn and grow in their careers. In our field, individual practitioners exist as part of a larger network of professionals, and WASLA allows you to be part of that connection. It is vital to have an organization that advocates and upholds the quality of our education and the execution of our profession. As WASLA advocates for the profession of landscape architecture, it is important to advocate for the organization of WASLA, which becoming a member provides.
The following are just some examples how WASLA will benefit you as a potential member.
Students and Recent Grads
We encourage all members to get involved with one of the WASLA committees that help support and promote the profession of Landscape Architecture.
If you are interested in serving on a committee or volunteering with WASLA, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 443-9484.