Ms Liane McKenna graduated from the University of Guelph in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and the University of Victoria in 1998 with a Master of Arts Degree in Leisure Services Administration. She has been a member in the OALA, the AALA and most currently in 2003 BCSLA representing BCSLA on the CSLA Board from 2004 – 2008 .She was the Co Chair of the successful 2006 CSLA/CELA Conference in Vancouver, BC. She is a current member of the Accreditation Council and steered a project for the CSLA and the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation in 2006 entitled “Strategy for Growth of the Landscape Architecture Profession”. The membership elected her as CSLA President Elect in 2010 and she will begin her role as President at our Congress in Iqaluit.
Throughout her more than 30 year career, Liane McKenna focused on public practice, specifically Municipal Parks and Recreation. During the last 16 years she was Director of Parks and Recreation with the Vancouver Park Board, having previously worked for the cities of Calgary, Alberta and Scarborough, Ontario in similar capacities. Interests in environmental issues on public lands, expansion of park programming, and recent 2010 Winter Olympic community and facility development rounded out her career. Now retired she has moved to consulting practice.
We are very pleased to recognize Liane McKenna’s outstanding contributions to our profession, public practise and the CSLA and warmly welcome her into the College of Fellows.