Members: Board of Licensure for Landscape Architects

Interested in serving the Board of Licensure for Landscape Architects?

The board is currently accepting applications for a public member. To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Washington resident.
  • Not have ever been a registered or licensed landscape architect.
  • Not employ or be employed by or professionally or financially associated with a landscape architect.

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please visit the Governor’s website at

What does the board do?

The board provides consumer protection to the public through the licensing of landscape architects as well as recommends rules and regulations for administering licensing and regulatory laws.

What are the responsibilities of board members?

  • Attend all board meetings. They usually meet 4 times a year. Meeting dates, times, and locations are decided by the board and administrative staff.
  • Spend approximately 8 hours a month on board business.

Are board members paid?

Yes, $50 per day for attending meetings and board business done outside of meetings. Also, reimbursed for certain expenses related to traveling to and from board meetings.

How are board officers selected?

Elections for new board officers are held annually.

Member Role Term expires
Len Zickler Chair September 5, 2017
William Bernstein Vice chair September 5, 2015
Karen Kiest Secretary September 5, 2018
Deborah Peters Member September 5, 2017
Vacant Public member n/a

Who is on the board?

The board consists of 5 members:

  • 4 licensed landscape architects who:
    • Are residents of Washington State.
    • Have at least 8 years’ experience in responsible charge of landscape architectural work or teaching.
  • 1 public member who:
    • Is a resident of Washington State.
    • Does not employ or is not employed by or professionally or financially associated with a landscape architect.

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