A Year-End Message From ASAP’s Executive Director

Warmest greetings to the entire ASAP Network during this holiday season.

As the Executive Director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals, I would like to thank each of you, my staff, and the Board of Directors for a prosperous and successful 2023.

From April to December of this year and to 2024 and beyond, I have envisioned ASAP as the preeminent leader in the field of climate adaptation practice, based not only on the quality of our work but on our commitments:

  • to employ transdisciplinary scientific and place-based knowledge;
  • to cultivate a broad range of technical and analytical skillsets;
  • to engage more of our membership in peer learning & working groups;
  • to provide innovative training and developmental learning assets to our clients and partners;
  • to expand our network more inclusive of practitioners in the broader scope of adaptive praxes, i.e., architecture, health sciences, construction, finance, military, and trade unions;
  • to lead the field as an exemplar of climate justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion through deep relational partnerships & collaborations with the communities we serve.

Please help us as we move forward to honor these commitments, to negotiate and navigate the challenges and uncertainties embedded in climate change, and to envision, advocate, and create safe, healthy, and just climate futures.

Donations to ASAP are tax-deductible and will help us tackle climate change and enable more equitable and effective climate adaptation work. Thank you for your support.

Wishing you joy and peace this holiday season!