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2019 ASLA IOWA Legislative Breakfast

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Iowa State Capitol Building

1007 E Grand Ave

Des Moines, IA 50319

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Iowa ASLA is working with our lobbyist, Brice Oakley, to once again host an ASLA-exclusive Legislative Breakfast. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19 in the South and West Wing, First Floor Rotunda from 7-9 AM. The breakfast is an excellent opportunity to meet with our elected officials face-to-face and to inform them of the many positive ways landscape architecture impacts our state.

Showcase your best work and take the opportunity to talk to your state legislators in an open house type atmosphere about the important role of landscape architects. Reconnect them with the communities throughout Iowa by showing them how you as a landscape architect are helping shape their futures. Educate them on how our profession, through smart planning, careful stewardship and artful design of our cultural and natural environments is helping create healthy, vibrant communities and therefore, stronger economies. Iowa ASLA is represented on the Hill by Cope Murphy + Co.
Projects that are making use of State or Federal funding are always of interest to legislators as you think about what you want to display.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

WHERE: South and West Wing, First Floor Rotunda has been secured from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m.

SCHEDULE: 7:00am – Setup of booths

7:30am – Coffee, juice, croissants served in Rotunda. Firms begin one-on-one discussions with their legislators

9:00am - Begin wrapping up our day on the Hill

REGISTER: This is a free event but we ask that you RSVP. When registering at Eventbrite you only need one ticket per firm, but as many firm representatives as you would like are welcome to attend. Space is limited however to 10 firms. Register here https://aslaiowa_2019_legislativebreakfast.eventbrite.com by Midnight, Wednesday February 13, 2019.

If you plan on attending, please bring display boards in 24”x 36” format and easels (3 max.) with you the day of the event. It is recommended that two representatives attend to ease the pick-up and drop-off process.

Also, as soon as you decide what projects you are going to display, send them to Jim Host, jhost@thinkconfluence.com, who will compile and send to Cope Murphy + Co. Include the City and/or County, so that Brice can give the appropriate legislators a heads up that a project in their district will be on display.

STUDENTS: You are encouraged to attend! Please come and join the effort to educate our legislatures about the profession! Feel free to bring work for display as well. Please RSVP as noted above.

ONE LAST IMPORTANT REQUEST: Whether or not you’ll be able to attend please take a moment to contact your state legislators, and invite them to stop by this event and see what you and/or your colleagues are doing around the state. A draft letter has been included in this registration email for your use. We suggest you use the content in this letter to craft an email. For legislative information, please visit https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators. Click on the Legislators tab and you can search by various methods. Simply click the name to see more information including email address. Legislators are most likely to attend when contacted directly by their constituents. Please take the time to personalize the attached verbiage and e-mail your legislators even if you cannot attend. Thank you.

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