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Board of Directors and Leadership Advisory Council positions!

CLARB's community of regulators thrives and depends on volunteers like you to bring unique and diverse perspectives to advance the organization's mission. From elected and appointed leadership positions to opportunities that exist throughout the year to serve on committees, each role has its own qualifications, responsibilities and time commitments. 

CLARB is committed to seeking a diverse group of leaders for the organization. This includes diversity in perspectives, demographics, geography and experience. 

Click here to view more about volunteer expectations.

2023 Leadership Nominations- Time to Shine
Elected and appointed officers help set the direction of the organization and impact the future of regulation.

Click here for Board of Directors responsibilities.

Learn more about the organization's strategy under the guidance of the Board of Directors.

This year, the following positions are open: President-Elect (elected); Treasurer (elected); 1-3 Directors-at-Large (appointed).

Applications are currently being accepted through November 30! Click here to submit your interest form.
Elected members ensure that CLARB has the most effective, qualified individuals to lead the organization toward its goals. Emerging professionals and those with international perspectives are encouraged to consider these opportunities. 

Click here for Leadership Advisory Council responsibilities.

This year, the following positions are open: 2 Leadership Advisory Council members (elected).

Applications are currently being accepted through November 30! Click here to submit your interest form.
Appointed members help develop content for the L.A.R.E. Click here to learn more about serving on the Exam Committee. Recruitment occurs in the spring via email to eligible individuals.
Appointed members provide board executive input to the organization's goals, strategy, and scope of work. Recruitment occurs in the spring.
Volunteers can provide input to specific strategic initiatives. These opportunities are typically short-term and do not require the time commitment as other committees do. Recruitment will vary as needed depending on initiative.

Current opportunities:

  • CLARB is working on establishing a CLARB Foresight Network (CFN) to explore emerging future drivers, examine orthodox beliefs, and develop plausible scenarios of the future of landscape architecture regulation and practice. The CFN’s work will have direct influence on how the CLARB Board of Directors and staff understand, anticipate, and prepare for the future, and its impact on both current stakeholders and long-term successors.
  • The Job Task Analysis will be taking place in 2022. If you are a licensed Council Record holder, you may have seen recent emails asking for volunteers. We use volunteer work groups outside of the exam committee to complete this work. Volunteers help to develop the survey that goes out to the profession which ultimately helps determine the content of the exam. Another way to be involved without serving on a work group is to complete the survey when it is available!
  • Rethink Regulation is a project with volunteers working toward streamlining the licensure process. CLARB is currently researching and developing: a uniform standard for licensure, uniform application to be used across jurisdictions, and plan to help reduce the time to licensure by working with our member boards to remove pre-approval to take the exam. This year we will be looking for individuals to help us develop the uniform standard, as well as member boards that wish to do a friction analysis in their jurisdiction.
LA CES COMMITTEES: Application Review Committee; Monitoring Committee
Appointed volunteers will represent CLARB and help maintain standards for evaluating professional development and continuing education programs. Recruitment occurs in the spring.
Serve as CLARB's representative and help with advocacy efforts involving toolkit development, responses to licensure legislation, and supporting chapters. Recruitment occurs in the spring.
Represent CLARB as a member of the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) which develops and promulgates the accreditation standards, rules and procedures for conducting the accreditation process for eligible programs in the United States and its territories. Recruitment occurs in the fall.
Questions about any of these opportunities? Interested in learning more? Email Andrea for more information.