January 2016 Letter from the President

Dear Members,

This is my final letter as President of the Nevada Landscape Association. I want to thank all of you for allowing me to serve, and for doing what YOU can to help our organization grow. Looking back, it has been a great year! In February, we held our annual conference and trade show and experienced the greatest attendance we’ve seen in years—over 150. Over the summer, we held Landscape Industry Certified training and certification testing. I am so impressed with the level of professionalism in that program; I encourage you to become certified if you aren’t already. In July, NLA was asked to testify in front of the Governor’s Forum on Drought held in Las Vegas. What an interesting experience that was! I truly appreciate having the opportunity to speak on your behalf. Finally, on November 6, we held our annual Trophy Awards banquet at the Silver Legacy in Reno. We had a record number of excellent submissions and over 100 attendees at the banquet. I don’t envy the judges who made decisions on the winning entries.

Again, thanks to all of you for your continuing support of the Nevada Landscape Association. I hope to see you at the 2016 NLA Conference and Trade Show to be held on February 17 and 18 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Please…stop and say “hi” when you see me.

Have a warm and restful holiday,

Heidi Kratsch Editor Water-Efficient Landscaping

Heidi Kratsch
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

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