Best Practices for State Licensure Board – ASLA Chapter Relationships

November 2017

Best Practice

Desired Outcome

Regular board member attendance at chapter leadership meetings

  • Board is aware of what’s happening in the chapter
  • Chapter members understand board’s licensure issues and concerns

Regular chapter member attendance at board meetings

  • Chapter leadership is more aware of board activities
  • Chapter representative can answer questions from the board and inform them of chapter events

Joint meetings prior to each legislative session

  • Mutual understanding of potential legislative or executive branch actions regarding regulation

Board participates at chapter annual conferences

  • Increased chapter member awareness of Board activities and people
  • Provide information on state laws, rules and regulations

Joint board/chapter presentations at local universities

  • Students are more aware of licensure process, board responsibilities, and ASLA chapter

State-level “president’s council” – ASLA/Board/Educators

  • Increased communication among leaders and members of the board, chapter, and academic communities to address issues of mutual interest

Licensure ceremony – celebrating the profession

  • Introduction and celebration of emerging professionals joining their professional community
  • Educational opportunity for the board to discuss the profession and regulatory oversight
  • Educational opportunity – have a state lawmaker speak about the value of licensure & meet licensees, Board and chapter members.

One-hour public comment period at board meetings

  • Opportunity for chapter members/representatives to discuss issues that may concern them

Joint participation in strategic planning

  • Planning & scheduling shared events and activities (e.g., Presidents’ Council, licensure ceremony, etc.)

ASLA Contact: 

Elizabeth Hebron Director, State Government Affairs – ehebron@asla.org

Main: 202-898-2444 Direct: 202-216-2324

CLARB Contacts: 

Veronica Meadows, Senior Director of Strategy – vmeadows@clarb.org

Main: 571-432-0332, ext. 116 Direct: 703-949-9462

David Sprunt, Senior Licensure Defense Consultant – dsprunt@clarb.org

(and ASLA Colorado VP of Government Affairs & Advocacy) Mobile: 720-987-4185