Alan Ahlstrom appointed to serve as president of the RI chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (RIASLA) 2006-7"

Alan Ahlstrom, RLA, CH has been appointed to serve as President of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the 2006-2007 year. After years of having served on the Executive Committee in the capacity of Secretary, Ahlstrom was asked by the Executive Committee to serve as President. He accepted and laid out an ambitious agenda for his term, a small sampling is as follows:

  • Finalizing the process for incorporation of our chapter as per National's request and as a sound business decision
  • Moving forward with the Sponsorship Program for which we will have the opportunity to continue our relationship with the affiliates in our field and bring to our members the benefits of these affiliates' knowledge and services
  • Initiating our Chapter Web Site for added presence in the digital world
  • Increasing our membership by 10%. (Please encourage your colleagues to join our ranks and advise them of the benefits membership provides)
  • We are reopening the banner competition to Students with hopes that during the LA month we will have a proud new banner to establish our presence on the streetscapes of Providence and the communities around our state
  • We are still looking for people interested in furthering the ASLA Federal Public Policies Priorities. These priorities consist of
      • HALS (Historice American Landscape Survey ) project
      • Small Communities Visioning Pilot Project
      • Sustainability/Sustainable Infrastructure
      • Active/Healthy Living
      • Security Design
      • Hazard Mitigation/Disaster Response
      • National Landscape Conservation System (NCLS) Organic Act

"Just writing this all down reminds me that we have set an ambitious agenda for the upcoming year. I have every confidence that, with your help, we will meet our goals.”













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