December 2021



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In This Issue...

  1. President's Remarks
  2. You're Invited! WASLA 2021 Annual Membership Meeting
  3. 2021 WASLA Virtual Conference Access
  4. Current Job Postings
  5. Support Endowed Scholarships

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Duane Dietz, ASLA

Nicholas Zurlini, ASLA

Marieke Lacasse, ASLA

Dean Koonts, ASLA

Jason Henry, ASLA

Member at Large
Maureen Colaizzi, ASLA

Member at Large, W. WA
Mike Faulkner, ASLA

Member at Large, E. WA
Jonathan Smith, ASLA


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President's Remarks

Duane Dietz

December is the time to get together with family and friends and reflect on the past year. Last night, I took the water taxi from Vashon to downtown Seattle under a crescent moon to attended Grant Jones’ memorial. Listening to the stories being told, what resonated within me was gratitude. Gratitude for his impact on my life and career. Our paths in life are marked by the people who teach us, mentor us and work with us. For me, I am grateful to count among my influencers Rich Haag, Iain Robertson, Art Rice, and David Streatfield at the University of Washington. Grant Jones, Ilze Jones, Johnpaul Jones, Curt Miller, Steve Durrant, and Maggi Johnson at Jones & Jones. Bill Evans, Paul Comstock, and Zofia Kostryko at Walt Disney Imagineering. And the gentleman that is Len Zickler at AHBL. As we approach the holidays, reflect on those who have influenced you in your career path. Send them a note or given them a call to say thanks. It is gratitude that you are sowing for the next generation of landscape architects.

I want to give thanks to all our WASLA volunteers who have gone above and beyond in supporting the various committees, social hours, trivia nights, student award juries and so much more. It is also a reminder that we welcome your support as a volunteer.

I was to say thank you to WASLA past president Tim Slazinik, member-at-large statewide Kiwon Suh, and member-at-large Eastern Washington Steele Fitzloff for their service on the WASLA Board of Directors.

I want to say welcome aboard and thank you to the new board members: president-elect Nick Zurlini, member-at-large statewide Maureen Colaizzi, member-at-large Western Washington Mike Faulkner, and member-at-large Eastern Washington Jonathan Smith. I look forward to working with you in 2022 and beyond.

I also want to give special thanks to the ongoing board members Marieke Lacasse, Dean Koonts, and Jason Henry. Here is looking to 2022!

I am also grateful to all our sponsors who have supported WASLA! Your involvement makes our profession shine.

Lastly, I invite you all to virtually attend the Annual Membership meeting on December 17th. We’ll be discussing what to do in 2022.


Duane Dietz
WASLA President

You're Invited! WASLA 2021 Annual Membership Meeting

When: December 17th, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

Are you interested to learn more about how the Washington Chapter of ASLA is governed? Are you curious about the current state of the chapter? Do you want to hear a recap on all the programs, events and services that your chapter has offered over the last year? Do you have an idea for a WASLA program or event?

Then join us for the 2021 Annual Membership Meeting! We will be opening up a call-in line from 12pm to 1pm for members of our chapter to listen in, ask questions, and provide comments to current chapter leadership. The meeting will be hosted on Zoom, call in information is below.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 1886 5461
Passcode: 674737
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

We look forward to hearing from you!

2021 WASLA Virtual Conference Access

It was so great to see many of you in Spokane in October for the WASLA conference!  It was wonderful to gather in person and the conference was a huge success.  Tremendous thanks also to the sponsors and exhibitors who traveled to be with us as well.

We are pleased to announce virtual access to the content is now available! You can register now for virtual-only access and earn up to 16 LA CES Credits. If you attended the conference in-person in October, your registration includes virtual conference access through December 31, 2021.


Current WASLA Job Postings

Job Title
Post Date

Project Manager - Parks

Parks, Recreation, & Facilities, City of Sammamish 12/3/2021

Landscape Architect

Environment West Inc. 11/29/2021

Landscape Architect Position

HBB Landscape Architecture 11/23/2021


Planner / Landscape Architect


Spokane County Parks and Recreation



 Support Endowed Scholarships

Ken Struckmeyer Student Scholarship Endowment Fund

Kenichi Nakano Endowed Scholarship Fund for Landscape Architecture
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