2011 Alaska ASLA Annual General Meeting

ASLA Admin - Saturday, December 10, 2011

We had a successful annual general meeting (AGM) last night (12/09/2011) at Muse Restaurant in the Anchorage Museum. About 25 members and friends were in attendance. As usual, the appetizers provided by Muse were excellent.  We thank Gary Max at Sitelines for his generous sponsorship of the event and the tasty food!

Presentations were made by several members:

  • Terry Schoenthal updated us on his continuting efforts in crafting edits to the provisionally adopted Title 21 landscape code.
  • Laura Minski and Nancy Casey discussed the Garden Design Workshop's (GDW) status. Generally the discussion was intened to gather thoughts about the future of the GDW and how funds raised by it should be used now that the goal of a self sustaining scholarship fund has been reached.  Discussion included the possiblity of hosting a GDW in Kenai and Juneau in 2012.   Please contact Laura Minski or Nancy Casey if you have ideas or interest in helping with the 2012 GDW.  
  • Jonny Hayes updated us on his and other members generous and impressive outreach efforts to young Alaskan students.

Thank you Chris Mertl for 15 consecutive years of serving on the executive board!  The 2011-2012 board welcomes new members Michele Elfers, Melisa Kennedy-Babb, Kim Graham and Brent Hove. The board looks forward to serving membership over the next year.  Stay tuned for upcoming continuing education opportunities and chapter events. 

Happy Holidays,

Mark Kimerer, President AK ASLA

2011-2012 Executive Board Elections

ASLA Admin - Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hi All,

The 2011-2012 executive board elections are complete. The results are:

President Elect- Jonny Hayes
Treasurer- Ed Leonetti
Secretary- Laura Minski
Vice President Interior- John Rowe
Vice President Southeast- Michelle Elfers
Vice President Southcentral- Brent Hove
Member at Large-Kim Graham
Member at Large- Melisa Kennedy

Thanks to everyone for volunteering and accepting nominations to their respective positions on the board.  Thanks also to Holly Spoth Torres and Suzanne Little for volunteering to serve on the Government Affairs Committee.  Special thanks to Chris Mertl for serving 15 years on the board!  We will miss his advice and input.

I hope to see everyone at the upcoming Landscape Architecture Awareness Day on August 17th and the Summer Social on August 24th.

Mark Kimerer