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Advocacy Alert from President-Elect

Dear Members,
We want to make you aware of a current licensure challenge in the South Carolina House of Representatives. 
On December 15, 2022, SC Representative Jordan Pace pre-filed a billed, H.3515 ‘Entrepreneur Freedom Act’, which would deregulate multiple occupations and professions, including landscape architecture.

How are we responding? Since the filing, members of the SCASLA Executive Meeting have been meeting regularly with National ASLA and CLARB to coordinate efforts and respond to the filing and protect our licensure.
We have reached out to Rep. Pace and are in the process of scheduling a meeting.  Members have been sent link in monthly eNews to our initial letter to Rep. Pace. Our approach is to educate Rep. Pace on the importance of LICENSED Landscape Architects and have our profession removed from the bill.
Additionally, we have spoken with several former congressional members who are supportive of landscape architecture for their guidance and we are reaching out to Committee Chair Sandifer on the Committee on Labor, Commerce, and Industry. Chairman Sandifer was an advocate for our profession in our last licensure challenge.

How can you help? Please go to ASLA iAdvocate and using this guidance indicate any relationships you may have with our legislators and/or their staff. Your assistance will enable us to more effectively strategize and respond to this threat.
Each of you are also invited to help SCASLA develop an advocacy agenda. We are looking for folks from every part of the state to make sure we get good representation of the issues that are important to you.


For updates on this matter, you may contact either of the following members of the ExCom:
Jamie Hairfield PLA, ASLA
Chapter President – Elect
Jamie.Hairfield@stantec.com

Holley Owings PLA, ASLA
Chapter Trustee
holley@earthdesignsc.com 

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The ASLA South Carolina Chapter was invited by the National Park Service to participate in a design charrette for the new Black River Water Trail, South Carolina's newest state park in 20 years!  The charrette was held from October 22-23, 2021 in Georgetown, SC to provide master plans for two parks located along the water trail, including the Hinds Canada Tract near Kingstree, SC and the Rocky Point Community Forest in Georgetown, SC.

SCASLA would like to give a huge THANK YOU to all of the professionals, students, and professors that generated tons of great ideas at the charrette, and for the GENEROSITY of our project partners and sponsors that made it all happen! The event was a huge success!

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The 5th Annual Built, Fast! virtual session, hosted jointly by SCASLA and AIA Charleston, took place on October 26 at Munkle Brewery. About 50 people attended and enjoyed a happy hour and fast-paced presentations.

See the event's Facebook page for more photos!

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