The Landscape Institute (LI) has announced on its website that nominations for the 2017-18 Board and Council Elections will open tomorrow (22 March).
It said it is “looking for members to help us shape the future of the LI and champion the landscape profession”.
The Advisory Council brings together members from across the UK, spanning many disciplines in the landscaping world, including design, management, planning and science. It sets the agenda for how the Institute represents the membership, and “inspires support for the work our members do”. It meets three times per annum.
In a statement, the LI said: “The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for the activities and the future direction of the LI. Taking expert advice from the Council, members and the LI’s three standing committees, it ensures that the LI meets its objectives as set out in the Royal Charter, retains its ethos and values, and complies with legal and regulatory requirements. The Board of Trustees meets six times per year.
“Both Board and Council are the public face of the profession. As well as regular meetings, they engage and collaborate with members and key stakeholders to gain valuable insight and help ensure the landscape profession’s continued relevance and success.”
Elections to the Board and Council take place every two years, with 15 seats up for grabs this time around. They are:
- 7 ordinary Council members (chartered)
- 4 elected officers (chartered Council posts that also have a seat on the Board), being President-elect, Vice President, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary
- 2 ordinary Council members (licentiates)
- 1 ordinary Council member (student)
- 1 non-chartered Board member
The LI said it will send out formal notification of the opening of the nominations period on Wednesday 22 March. The closing date for receipt of completed nominations is 23:59pm on Friday 14 April.