Holly Leicht, Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey, was just named a 2014 Honors recipient from The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for her outstanding work and leadership role in the federal government's ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Selected by ASLA's Board of Trustees, the Honors represent the highest awards ASLA presents each year. The honors will be presented at the President's Dinner on November 24, held during the 2014 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, November 15-18, in Denver. Honorary membership is among the highest honors ASLA may bestow upon non-landscape architects in recognition of notable service to the profession. Since its inception in 1899, ASLA has inducted only 162 honorary members. Holly has been a strong advocate for landscape architectural and urban design issues, and a team leader in the Administration's "Rebuild by Design," competition that seeks to develop innovative ways to protect vulnerable communities from future storms and flooding. Additionally, as the former executive director of New Yorkers for Parks, she has demonstrated a clear passion for creating open space for all people and preserving the quality of life that parks and public spaces provide in an urban environment.