Upcoming Meetings

AdvocacY ALERT

Over the past week, several bills have been drafted in the state legislature that would evaluate licensure laws or the potential elimination of, as well as possible replacement of some professional regulation with self-certification and establishment of sunset for administrative rules after a period of time.  A number of these bills are being circulated now for co-sponsors.  We are concerned about the impact some of these bills could have on our profession if passed.

The following legislators are holding listening sessions over the next week.  If you are a constituent of any of these individuals, this is a great opportunity for you to speak up and publicly voice your support for state regulated licensure for landscape architects!  Our legislators need to know this important to the individuals that make up our profession, and that there is value in us being licensed for you as professionals, your clients, and most importantly – The Public!

If you have any questions, or would like more information on what you could say, we’re here to help.  Please email us at: president@wiasla.com

May 20

State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills)

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Germantown Village Hall, N 112W17001 Mequon Road, Germantown

1:30 PM-2:30 PM Mequon City Hall, 11333 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Lannon Village Hall, 20399 W Main St., Lannon

May 22

State Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau)

10:00 AM Johnson Creek Village Hall, 125 Depot St., Johnson Creek

12:00 PM Public Library, 200 W South St., Oconomowoc

May 23

State Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin)

7:00 PM-8:00 PM New Berlin Public Library, 15105 West Library Lane, New Berlin

May 24

State Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin)

7:00 PM-8:00 PM West Allis City Hall, 7525 West Greenfield Ave., West Allis

WIASLA State licensure update

ADVOCACY UPDATE:

There is still time for you to provide testimony to the Joint Finance Committee related to the proposed Occupational License Review Council. We’ve had a good response so far, and we are seeing that people speaking out is making a difference.  Following testimony at the first week’s public Joint Finance Committee hearings, the committee Co-Chairs, Sen. Darling and Rep. Nygren, issued a recommendation to remove from the proposed state budget the Governor’s budget proposal item related to the Occupations License Review Council, among other non-fiscal policy items.  This is a good first step, but the committee may yet need to vote on pulling these items out, and per an article from last Sunday’s State Journal (Link), Co-Chair Nygren is saying they may add some of these items back into the budget at a later date.  There also appears to be some appetite for occupational reform in the current legislature.  So, if the Review Council is not included in the budget, it is likely this item is drafted as a stand-alone piece of legislation outside of the budget.   Read more...

 

WIASLA Chapter events

The Wisconsin Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects (WI ASLA) has many fantastic events coming up in the month of April.  See the flyer for all the highlights!

Welcome to our chapter website!

The Wisconsin Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects (WI ASLA) is the professional society that represents the landscape architecture profession in Wisconsin.  Our members typically include licensed landscape architects, allied professionals and students in Wisconsin.

WI ASLA is with great sympathy, notifying the landscape architect community of the loss of David Richard Schreiber II.  David was an intergral part of the industry and will truly be missed.  Please read the full narrative compiled from peers in the profession for David and the vast list of employees that had the privilege to work with David.