Advocacy Committee
Education Committee
Emerging Professionals Committee
External Communications Committee
Public Awareness Committee
Fellowship Committee
Internal Communications Committee
Marketing Committee
Sponsorship Committee


Advocacy Committee
advocacy@il-asla.org

The Advocacy Committee works on specific legislative issues, including professional licensure, that affect Chapter Members, such as licensure act upgrade and sunset legislation. The Advocacy Committee is guided by an appointed chairperson that is invited to attend the Executive Committee meetings, but is not a voting member. There are no term lengths for this committee. Committee members may serve at the pleasure of the Chapter President and the Committee Chair and may be repeatedly reappointed.

Education Committee
education@il-asla.org

The Education Committee organizes educational events for Chapter Members and the general public: conferences, workshops, tours, and lectures. In addition, a goal of this committee is to promote education and awareness of Landscape Architecture in our chapter's secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Many events are held in conjunction with other allied professional organizations in order to provide a variety of topics for education and continuing study. Yearly activities include: LARE Review Sessions, Landscape Architecture Month (April) Activities, Career Fairs, ILASLA/ILAPA Joint Conference. Other activities may include co-sponsoring events with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and other similar organizations. The Education Committee Chair is a voting member of the Chapter Executive Committee. 

Emerging Professionals Committee
emergingprofessionals@il-asla.org 

This Committee works to help new professionals merge into the world of landscape architecture through networking, education and mentorship opportunities.    

External Communications Committee
ext-communications@il-asla.org

The External Communications Committee oversees the publication of printed materials that are distributed to a targeted segment of the population outside the Chapter membership, such as legislators, allied professionals, park and recreation agencies and other professional associations. The External Communications Committee has three subcommittees comprised of the Awards Subcommittee, the Publications Subcommittee, and the Public Relations Subcommittee. All Subcommittees are chaired by a Coordinator. The External Communications Committee Chair is a voting member of the Chapter Executive Committee and is appointed by the President of the Chapter.

External Communications Sub-Committees:
Awards
awards@il-asla.org

The Awards Subcommittee operates under the direction of the President-Elect and each year organizes all aspects of the ILASLA Chapter Awards Program, including preparing and distributing the awards nominating packets, organizing the juries for the awards by another ASLA chapter, notification of award recipients and non-recipients and organizing presentation of the awards at the annual awards program, currently known as Celebration.

Publications

The Publications Subcommittee organizes the publication of Elevation - a printed quarterly newsletter, Folio - a printed annual yearbook featuring the award winning projects from the ILASLA Awards Program, and Source - a listing of member firms that is published every two-three years.

Public Relations

The Public Relations Subcommittee is responsible for the design and publication of display and printed materials used for membership and marketing purposes. This Subcommittee is also responsible for the coordination of public relations activities, such as trade show attendance. The Subcommittee is responsible for preparing and maintaining an on-going calendar of industry trade shows; including schedule, costs and deadlines. The Subcommittee is also responsible for recruiting volunteer staffing and delivery of the Chapters display booth and printed display materials to the venue.  

Public Awareness Committee
public-awareness@il-asla.org

The Public Awareness Committee will work to promote their chapter, events, and members to local members of the media in an effort to increase awareness and recognition of the Landscape Architecture profession. The committee serves as a bridge between National ASLA and the ILASLA Executive Committee to implement the National ASLA and ILASLA public awareness campaign. The Chair should be very familiar with their State Media lists, and actively reach out to members of the media included on that list to build and foster relationships. Duties may include, but are not limited to, alerting and/or inviting local press to chapter events including award ceremonies, National Landscape Architecture Month events, and seeking out relevant member projects and events that could garner local media coverage and actively promote these events. The Chair is also responsible for encouraging members to become involved in their local communities, including utilizing local ACE Mentor program opportunities. The Chair should also actively work with the national PR Coordinator at ASLA when planning and executing PR events.

Fellowship Committee
fellowship@il-asla.org

The Fellowship Committee organizes all social events for the chapter. The committee often works with the education, public service and internal communications committees when planning fellowship events. The committee also reaches out to allied professional organizations to work together on joint events and programs. Annual events include a golf outing, mixers for young professionals, dinners with professional allies, and the annual awards dinner, Celebration. The Fellowship Committee Chair is a voting member of the Chapter Executive Committee.

Internal Communications Committee
int-communication@il-asla.org

The Internal Communications Committee responsibilities are two-fold. The committee manages communications to the membership and serves as a membership resource for existing and potential chapter members. The Committee is responsible for maintaining the Chapter calendar, overseeing how information is distributed to members (via the newsletter, website and email), publishing the monthly newsletter - Vista, and assisting the Chapter Secretary with preparation of the Annual Report. During an Annual Meeting, along with the Fellowship and Education Committees, the Committee is responsible for gathering sponsorship, assisting with event planning, scheduling the event - arranging for space, catering, distributing the invitation, preparing display boards for committees and initiatives, and preparing the committee sign-up sheets. The Internal Communications Committee Chair is a voting member of the Chapter Executive Committee.

Internal Communications Sub-Committees:
Membership/Student Outreach
membership@il-asla.org

The Membership/Student Outreach Subcommittee is available to answer membership questions, connect members with National ASLA and implement membership recruiting efforts. Membership services include solicitation of new members, welcome letters to new and renewed members, letters to lapsed members, letters to student members and other services to increase and retain members. Mailings, faxes and emails are coordinated with the assistance of the Association Manager who holds the master contact list for chapter members.

Vista 
newsletter@il-asla.org

The Vista Subcommittee is responsible to manage the gathering of information, to assemble the document, including advertising space, and to distribute the document to the membership. 

Webmaster
info@il-asla.org

The Webmaster Subcommittee is responsible to keep current all information shown on the Chapter website, including all general information, the calendar, meeting/event registration, job listings, etc.  The Webmaster also manages the general information email account for the Chapter. 

Marketing Committee
marketing@il-asla.org

The Marketing Committee was formed in 2005 by senior members of the profession to provide leadership for the chapter and the profession, outside of the ILASLA Executive Committee.  The purpose of the committee is to elevate the awareness and appreciation for the profession, by funding high impact projects that reach key audiences, including architects, engineers, park districts, municipal leadership and corporate clients. The Marketing Committee advances the profession over the long term, raising its own funds and distributing money via an application process.  Most recently the committee funded a project with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, a video and the printing of a brochure on the field of landscape architecture. The marketing committee meets twice annually in person, in August and February, and as needed to review grant applications.  The committee's chapter liaison is the president elect.

- Marketing Campaign Outreach 2010

- Marketing Campaign Ask 2010

Marketing Committee Grant Program: The goal of the Grant Program is to provide financial resources to develop grassroots projects that help implement the ILASLA Strategic Plan and advance the profession of landscape architecture. Through this program, associations and individuals may receive matching funds for projects through ILASLA. In line with the Strategic Plan, the project topic categories are Ethics, Policy, Practice, Information and Effectiveness. Applications are accepted throughout the year and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis (the grant application form includes guidelines).

Sponsorship Committee
sponsorship@il-asla.org

The Sponsorship Committee solicits advertising and sponsorship revenue for all Chapter publications and events.