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January 2018  

2018 OCASLA Strategic Planning Meeting

The OCASLA Executive Committee kicked off the a very successful 2018 Strategic Planning Meeting Friday, January 19th at the Hopewell in Downtown Columbus. The days topics included advocacy/lobbying efforts at the state and local levels, Public Relations Campaigns for Landscape Architecture, and bringing added value to our membership. We are looking forward to a great year. A big thank you to our sponsors and membership for your continued support and participation. 

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2018 OCASLA Annual Meeting: Save The Date

2018 OCASLA Annual Meeting - Save The Date!
 
Where: 
COSI
333 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
 
When: 
April, 20th, 2018
9:00am-5:00pm

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Design With Unilock Happy Hour

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Western Reserve Section Winter Meeting & Social

Please join your local Western Reserve Section Landscape Architects for an evening of food, drinks and holiday cheer at BOMBA Tacos & Rum.

Space is limited, so sign up early. Deadline for registration is February 16th. Tickets include appetizers, dinner and of course, an open bar. The party will be held in a private room.

Registration is free for members and $15 for guests. Please visit ohioasla.org to RSVP.

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MITCHELL SILVER, NEW YORK CITY PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSIONER

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Akron Civic Commons, in partnership with the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, GAR Foundation, JPB Foundation, Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller and the Akron Civic Theatre, invite you to join us for a community conversation with New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver on the importance of planning and design of our civic commons spaces. With over 30 years of experience, Commissioner Silver brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in urban planning, how people use outdoor space, and how to create what he calls "park equity." Tickets are limited and will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Refreshments will be provided compliments of the Knight Foundation

Mitchell J. Silver became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is also the immediate past president of the American Planning Association (APA). He is an award-winning planner with more than 30 years of experience and he is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning issues. He specializes in comprehensive planning, place making and implementation strategies. As Parks Commissioner, Mitchell Silver oversees management, planning and operations of nearly 30,000 acres of parkland, which includes parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas, recreation centers, wilderness areas and other assets.

To read the rest of Commissioner Silver's bio, please visit:

https://www.nycgovparks.org/about/people/nyc-parks-commissioner

Please contact Katelyn Freil at the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition at 330-374-5657 or kfreil@ohioeriecanal.org for additional information. 

When
February 08, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where:
Akron Civic Theatre
182 South Main Street 
Akron, OH 44308

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ASLA Reminder: Call for Presentations for the 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo Are Open

ASLA is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO education program, taking place October 19-22, 2017 in Philadelphia. If you are interested in presenting and sharing your knowledge with the landscape architecture profession, we encourage you to submit a proposal through our online system.  

In order to successfully submit a presentation for consideration, the following items are needed for each presentation: speaker names with a biography, a session title, marketing statement, learning objectives, outline, and sources. Submissions should speak to panel diversity and audience engagement. Additionally, all presenters must sign the speaker terms and agreement prior to the January 31, 2018 submission deadline.

Please visit the submission site for detailed information. 

ASLA members are invited to log in to the online system using their unique ASLA ID.

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ASLA National: Update

ASLA National News: January 24, 2018

Click HERE to download the latest news from ASLA National.

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Jobs

OCASLA will update monthly any new job postings throughout the state of Ohio.

Please click here to current postings.

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Position Title: Park Planner
First Line Report: Planning Manager
Second Line Report: Director of Planning & Operations
Supervises: None
Employee Status: Full-Time, Exempt


Summary: The Park Planner assists the Planning & Operations Department in the identification and implementation of the long term Strategic Plan and subsequent Annual Plan of Operations for the department.  Primary duties include providing individual project assistance in all phases of the design process for multiple projects along with other various duties to be assigned as determined by the Planning Manager. This position is suitable for transitional duty.
 
Primary Responsibilities                                           
Assists the Department in the development and implementation of the Annual Plan of Operations (APO).......................................50%
  •  Performs tasks associated with individual project development including but not limited to; site analysis, conceptual design, grant writing, master planning, design development, cost estimating, construction document preparation, public bidding, construction administration and field representation
  • Administers outside contracts for all phases of the project design process including but not limited to; professional surveying, geotechnical investigations, wetland delineations, project design and construction document preparations, construction administration and field representation
  • Develops and maintains a data base of MCMP properties, facilities, infrastructure and natural resources.
  • Prepares estimates for the Department budget
  • Coordinates Department reviews of proposed projects to gain and sustain organizational consensus
Assists the Department in preparing planning documents, presentations, permitting and standards..............................................40%
  • Prepares presentation level graphic plans and supporting documentation utilizing ArcView GIS, AutoCAD, Google Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Programs and all other programs as necessary
  • Develops and maintains departmental operating standards for graphic development programs including AutoCAD and ArcView GIS
  • May prepare and deliver presentations to the Board of Park Commissioners, public groups, civic organizations, the general public and MCMP staff
  • Coordinates and prepares required permits and regulatory agency reviews including but not limited to; MSWCD, OEPA, USACE, Board of Health and other regulatory agencies
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Assists the Department with the development and implementation of natural resource management duties........................................10%
  • Participates in the management of and field related activities associated with the protection, conservation and preservation of existing MCMP natural resources and sustainable biodiversity, including but not limited to habitat, wetland & stream restoration projects, invasive species control and wildlife management and ecological biodiversity
  • Participates in the field inventory and analysis associated with potential land acquisition activities
Essential Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate in verbal, print and electronic formats with peers, MCMP staff, consultants and the general public
  • Must be highly skilled in the realm of public speaking, presentations and interaction
  • Ability to work with various disciplines and departments in a collaborative manner towards a common goal
  • Must be able to maintain a continuous positive attitude and professional appearance at all times
  • Must be highly organized, efficient and be able to handle multiple, complex tasks concurrently
  • Must possess proficient knowledge and technological skills needed to carry out the duties of the position including but not limited to proficiency in the current version of GPS Systems, ArcView GIS, AutoCAD, Google Sketch Up, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and future programs as developed and acquired
  • Knowledge of industry trends and techniques pertaining to the fields of Landscape Architecture, Park Planning and Natural Resources
Education/Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning or Civil Engineering related fields from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of zero to three (0-3) years professional experience
  • Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Ohio Driver's License
Physical Requirements Necessary to Perform Job Functions
  • Ability to walk, traverse or otherwise access all MetroParks properties, under all types of conditions and weather
  • Ability to stand, sit, bend or stoop for extended periods of time
  • Ability to see and hear clearly
  • Hand and finger dexterity, ability to use computer keyboard and writing utencils
  • Ability to effectively communicate oral presentations
  • Able to travel by car, bus, train, or plane, etc.
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds
Job Requirement
The positon is required to be available as the situation warrants.  Events may require working evenings, weekends, holidays or other times outside of what is considered a normal schedule.  Typical periods of work may exceed 40 hours per week.
The duties and responsibilities listed are not set forth for the purpose of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.  Mill Creek MetroParks expressly reserves the right to add to, detract from, modify or eliminate any of the above provisions in its sole discretion.

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