Chapter News and Updates
Chapter Leadership Call for Nominations Re-Opened until July 6th
Our chapter election timeline has been revised to include the president-elect position with the current 2021 chapter elections as Drew Cheatham steps down to take on on new professional responsibilities. The executive committee has voted to reopen the Call for Nominations and sent the announcement to voting members on June 21. All nominations submitted prior to the announcement are valid and included for consideration by Nomination Committee unless withdrawn or updated by July 6th.
In addition to the president-elect position, there are other opportunities available on the Executive Committee and supporting positions. All experience levels are welcome, and serving with the Chapter leadership is a great way to build your network, learn new skills, and meet new friends. Please refer to the Call for Nominations announcements for detailed position descriptions.
Submit your nominations by 11:59 PM EDT July 6th, and please reach out if you have any questions!
Thomas Schurch Elevated to ASLA 2021 Council of Fellows
SCASLA is proud to announce that Thomas Schurch, PhD, ASLA, PLA, Professor at Clemson University, has been successfully nominated to the ASLA 2021 Class of Fellows in the Knowledge Category! He will be elevated to the Council of Fellows at the Conference on Landscape Architecture's investiture ceremony in November.
In a career spanning more than forty years, Dr. Schurch has been a practitioner and service-oriented scholar engaged in landscape architecture and urban design theory, teaching, writing, research, and community-based learning, as well as an academic leader and innovator.
Congratulations Dr. Schurch for your well-deserved nomination to the 2021 Class of Fellows!
SC Legislature Finalizes Budget
Update from the chapter Advocacy Committee. The South Carolina Legislature finalized the budget for FY22 on June 29, overriding 10 of 15 vetoes by Governor McMaster. The result of those veto overrides kept $1.3 Billion in non-recurring funds for new state and local projects, as well as another $176 Million in the Capital Reserve Fund for restoration and renovations of state buildings.
We have included a list of projects with possible opportunities for landscape architects. To stay apprised of these projects and RFP’s visit the SCEIS website and register as a state vendor. For further questions, contact Julie Cox or William Bowers.