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Call for Nominations for CSLA President-Elect 2019

02/01/2019

Following the guidelines set out in the CSLA Bylaws, I wish to confirm that the following CSLA member has been nominated for the position of CSLA president-elect: Hope Parnham, APALA, CSLA

Additional nominations, signed by at least five Voting Members, may be submitted to the Executive Director by February 16th, 2019. The submission shall be accompanied by a written acceptance from the nominee. 

Message from Hope Parnham, APALA, CSLA
 
Dear Colleagues, 
 
I am deeply honoured to stand for the position of 2019 President-Elect of the CSLA. My involvement with the CSLA began during my student years at the University of Manitoba, as a MALA student member and with a part-time job with the CSLA Awards of Excellence program. I was alst for my thesis research on climate change impacts and adaptation. These early opportunities cemeno fortunate to have been a LACF grant recipiented my interest in research and provided insight into the value of building relationships with landscape architects from across the country.

After graduation, I returned home to Prince Edward Island where I have worked as both staff and consultant for municipal and provincial governments. I have continued working on climate change issues relating to coastal development and through research into the long term cost-benefits of coastal protection measures. I have served as President-Elect (2013-15), President (2015-17), and Past-President (2017-2019) of the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects, and I am currently the APALA representative on the CSLA Board of Directors. I am a founding member of the CSLA Committee on Climate Adaptation (previously the Task Force on Climate Change) (2014-present), I Co-Chair the IFLA Working Group on Climate Change (2017-present) and for the past two years I have been a juror for the LACF Annual Grants Program (2017-18). Most recently, I served as Co-Guest Editor of the Landscape | Paysages Spring 2019 Issue – Lo!Carbon which is focused on the importance of ecosystem-based approaches to low carbon resilience research, planning and design.
 
Obviously, I am deeply engaged in what I believe to be the greatest challenge of my generation – reducing, anticipating and preparing for the effects of climate change. If elected, I will use this opportunity to advance the role of landscape architects in ensuring a more sustainable future for Canada and to achieving the objectives of the CSLA as identified in the recent 2018-2020 Strategic Plan, which includes enhanced advocacy initiatives, government relations and services to members.

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Michelle Legault, Executive Director
By telephone: 1-866-781-9799
By e mail: executive-director@csla-aapc.ca
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