First, I would like to give a huge round of applause to all of the time, energy, and effort that was given towards making NLA’s 25th Trade Show and Conference the success that it was. If you weren’t in attendance, you missed a phenomenal opportunity to network with green industry leaders and experience some serious hands-on learning.
I feel, with a renewed hope, that this year the green industry will see change, in a positive fashion. With the additional snow pack and valley rain, the intense drought that we have experienced is starting to see some relief. The partnerships between the NLA, TMWA, and UNCE concerning community water usage in landscapes, have also been successful.
The Call for Entries for our Landscape Trophy Awards will be upon us in no time. I would like to challenge every company that performs landscape construction or maintenance to enter at least one entry. As an association, we should be proud of the work that we are performing and ask other non-members to rise up to a higher standard. Training classes for the Licensed Industry Certified Program are being currently organized in hopes that we will have the largest number of candidates certify this August.
Great things are happening in our industry. I would encourage you as an individual, or as a business owner, to join the membership and the Board of Directors and get involved. We meet the first Tuesday of every month. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions, or provide feedback.
Here’s to 2016 and what we can accomplish.
Pamela C. Bedard