LI seeks members to help shape the future of the landscape profession

Nominations for the 2017-18 LI Board and Council Elections will open next Wednesday (22 March). We are looking for members to help us shape the future of the LI and champion the landscape profession.

The Advisory Council is the backbone of the LI. It brings together members from across the UK, spanning the many diverse disciplines and specialisms of the landscape sector: design, management, planning, science and more. The Council sets the agenda for how the LI represents and serves its members, and inspires support for the work our members do. The Advisory Council meets three times a year.

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. This year, 15 seats are up for direct election:

  • 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

Are you interested in standing?

Formal notification of the opening of the nominations period will be sent out on Wednesday 22 March. Keep a look out for an email from the Chief Executive, Daniel Cook, which will include further details about the process and a link to the nominations website.

The closing date for receipt of completed nominations is 23:59pm on Friday 14 April.

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