The Leadership Advisory Council (LAC) is responsible for ensuring that CLARB has the most effective, qualified individuals to lead us toward our organizational goals. The group assesses the nominations for CLARB leadership positions (Board
of Directors and Leadership Advisory Council) and produces a slate of qualified candidates.
Timeline | Expectations & eligibility | Values | Resources |
through November 30, 2023
Complete the candidate interest form to nominate yourself or someone elseto serve on CLARB's Leadership Advisory Council.
Terms begin October 1, 2024.
LAC members engage with nominees and references, and the ability to draw strategic information from interviewing is key to the success of the LAC's vetting process.
The work of the LAC may require putting aside biases and presumptions to ensure we recruit the most effective, qualified individuals.
The LAC focuses on the future needs of the organization in order to create a balanced leadership team to help advanced the CLARB 2.0 strategic work.
"Learning to be a leader is a gift that keeps on giving. The hours of training and leadership coaching I have received have benefited both my professional life and personal life."
Chuck Smith, FASLACLARB Past President and LAC Chair
"I’ve not only had the privilege of contributing to the betterment of CLARB and the Landscape Architecture profession, I’ve enhanced my own skills and abilities, challenged my viewpoints, and gained the skill of foresight, not just in relation to the landscape architect profession and regulatory environment, but in relation to my own life and career."
Julia ManleyLAC Member
"I volunteered because I believe in mentorship, growing the profession, engagement across disciplines, and the importance of giving back to a field that has given our communities so much."
Edward KinneyFormer LAC Member and Current Director-at-Large
CLARB seeks LAC members who exhibit leadership competencies aligned with the organization's values:
Volunteer travel expenses are funded by CLARB, including:
We believe that investing in our volunteer leadership is one of the best ways to ensure the future success of our organization. Strong leadership empowers CLARB's vision, mission and values. CLARB is committed to providing volunteers with the resources
and support they need to be successful, so we offer a robust leadership development program.
While schedules change from year to year, a typical year includes monthly virtual meetings (2 hours each) with
a 2-day in-person meeting in April. As appropriate, the LAC attends the December Board meeting.
Dates and locations are not yet final but will be provided at the start of each fiscal year.
October 1, 2024-September 30, 2025
December 12-14, 2024
September 18-20, 2025
TBD (Region 2)
October 1, 2025-September 30, 2026
December 11-13, 2025
April 16-18, 2026
September 17-19, 2025
TBD (Region 3)
October 1, 2026-September 30, 2027
December 10-12, 2026
April 15-17, 2027
September 23-25, 2027
TBD (Region 4)
Call for nominations: September-November
Committee review: December-April
Board approval of election candidates and appointments: May
Slate of candidates, biographies and ballots released. Elections begin: June
Elections end. Results announced: August-September
Terms begin for newly-elected and appointed leadership: October
If you have questions about joining CLARB's Leadership Advisory Council, please contact:
Andrea ElkinPMO Manageraelkin@clarb.org 571-432-0332 x128703-949-9470 (direct)