Licensure in DC
The Chapter has been working for several years to require licensure in the District of Columbia, the only jurisdiction in the country that did NOT require licensure for landscape architects.
Your Potomac Chapter is thrilled to share this big news with you! Our bill has become law and DC now will have licensure:
We appreciate everyone’s support during this lengthy process and are happy to report this wonderful news for our members!
We’re not finished yet, though. The next step is to work on establishing regulations. This is anticipated to be a 12-month process. We also need to identify DC residents who are interested in representing the profession on the District Board of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design .
After establishing licensure regulations, our Chapter is committed to tackling the sales tax currently levied on landscape architectural services. So, many opportunities to get involved. Please let the Chapter know if you are interested by emailing us at email@example.com.
As you may know, the Potomac Chapter has dedicated resources (financial & volunteer) to this effort over several years. We especially thank our Government Affairs Chair, Marsha Lea, FASLA, who has spearheaded this effort for us. Be sure to thank her personally, when you see her.
We’ll continue to keep you all posted and are counting on your continued support as we move forward.
For more information, please contact Chapter Government Affairs Committee Chair, Marsha Lea, FASLA, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Procedures for Identifying and Acting on Other Issues
The Chapter has adopted ASLA’s Advocacy Checklist and will follow it when other issues are brought to the Chapter’s attention. You can review the document here: Chapter Checklist for State Federal Issues