Michigan ASLA is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. Whether you have 20 years experience or are a recent grad looking to network and build leadership skills - we look forward to working with you!
Please review committee positions below and consider joining one or two. Call for nominations for the Executive Committee comes out each year in the spring. Please consider nominating yourself or a qualified collegue when the time comes. In the meantime, please consider joining one of our many committees!
Co-chairs: Kyle Verseman and Scott Black
This committee helps plan, fundraise, and recruit golfers for our annual golf outing, which is typically held in July each year. Proceeds from the golf outing typically raise $4,000 in scholarships for students in landscape architecture programs and Michigan State and University of Michigan.
Chair: Clare Jagenow
The Fellows committee assists eligible landscape architects to apply to become elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows. Committee members are expected to assist in considering which individuals are eligible to apply and help coordinate and guide the nomination submission.
Co-chairs: Meghan Diecchio and Devyn Quick
MiSITES is our quaterly hardcopy publication that keeps members up-to-date on relevant news, notable projects, and the latest products. Committee members help set the editorial calendar, coordinate with advertisers and writers, and assist with editing and layout.
Social Media Committee
Chair: Arianna Zanneti and Dana Hernalsteen
Our social media committe is very active getting the latest news and events to our followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Members meet monthly via Zoom to coordinate the schedule for posting. Members are responsible for creating content and graphics.
Social Event Committee
Chair: Arianna Zannetti
We are looking for volunteers across the state to help coordinate social events. We strive to organize as many events as possible throughout the year. Responsibilities include event planning, fundraising, and outreach. This committee meets biweekly via Zoom.
Annual Meeting Committee
Chair: Patrick Judd
We can't make our annual Conference on Landscape Architecture happen without the help of our dedicated volunteers! This committee meets via Zoom every other week starting in November. Responsibilities include event planning, determining qualified speakers, networking, marketing the event, and fundraising.
Chair: Lindsay Fercho
The awards committee coordinates all of the details for our annual awards program. This includes creating the call for submissions and awards criteria, organizing entries and coordinating with the jury chapter, and organizing our annual awards ceremony.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Co-chairs: Stephanie Onwenu and Kyle Verseman
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee meets monthly via Zoom. This committee focuses on initiatives aimed at recruitment, retention, mentorship, training, outreach and community discussion for our students, members, and communities. Committee members are expected to serve on one of several subcommittees. Learn more about our DEI initiatives here.
L.A. Ride Committee
Co-chairs: Bob Ford and Chet Hill
Join all the excitement of planning for an participating in the LA Ride. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help plan the 2021 LA Ride in Traverse City.
Student Awards and Portfolio Review
Chair: Allison Marusic
This committee meets twice per year to review and award ASLA Student Award nominees at U-M and MSU. The committee also meets to review portfolios for students at each University. Reviews typically take place in January and February.
Chair: Adam Fercho
Passionate about advocacy? Join the legislative committee and help plan advocacy efforts such as our annual Lobby Day and site tours with elected officials. The committee meets every other month via Zoom.
Sketch Crawl Committee
Chair: Jake Hamilton
Help plan our annual Sketch Crawl - which is slated to take place in Traverse City in 2021. Committee members meet throughout the year to plan for the event, and more often closer to the big day.