Committees & Task Forces
Accredited Degree Program Committee - Chair: Steve Hastings | Committee Staff Manager: Jenn Myers
This committee is responsible for the management and growth of NALP’s Accredited Degree Program, the endorsement of schools with landscape contracting curricula that meet or exceed industry standards.
Awards Committee - Chair: Neil Bales | Committee Staff Manager: Amy Easterday
The NALP Awards Program offers the opportunity for national recognition within the industry. Awards include Awards of Excellence, Leadership Awards, Advocacy Award and Safety Recognition Awards. The committee is responsible for developing strategies to manage and grow the NALP Awards Program. The committee works to improve the awards by reviewing the selection and judging process, developing new awards, and encouraging members to participate. Reports to: Professional Development & Standards Advisory Council
Certification Committee - Chair: David Hupman, Landscape Industry Certified Manager & Technician | Committee Staff Manager: Margo Rash
Establishes and maintains all of NALP’s certification programs. Administers the examinations on a national level. Works to ensure that these exams are an accurate and non-biased measure of each test candidate’s knowledge of established standards and safety regulations in the green industry. Reports to: Professional Development & Standards Advisory Council
ELEVATE Program Committee- Chair: Claire Goldman | Committee Staff Manager: Heather Parker
This committee is responsible for the development and execution of a forward-thinking, dynamic educational program for the new NALP annual conference and expo. Reports to: Professional Development & Standards Advisory Council
Faculty Advisory Committee - Chair: Tim Schauwecker | Committee Staff Manager: Jenn Myers
This Committee executes strategies and tactics to further engage and serve our educator and student chapter members in all aspects of the association, including providing relevant, useful and appropriate services, communication methods, tools and products. This group also assists with workforce development efforts at the collegiate level, including a focus on recruitment of new students. Reports to: Workforce Advisory Council
Finance Committee - Chair: Mike Bogan | Committee Staff Manager: Carol Keeling
The committee provides financial oversight of the association and provides advice and counsel to the Board of Directors on financial matters. Please note that this committee is appointed by the Board of Directors and does not accept volunteers.
Lawn Care Communications Committee – Committee Staff Manager: Lisa Stryker
This committee is a working group that oversees the strategy for marketing, PR, and communications that educate clients and the public about LCO’s and lawn care, pest management and tree and ornamental shrub care. Reports to: Industry Marketing Council
National Collegiate Landscape Competition (formerly Student Career Days) Committee - Chair: Doug Halsey | Committee Staff Manager: Jenn Myers
This Committee manages this annual event, which happens each March, and caters to both students and faculty, as well as the industry, as the main new employee recruiting event. The committee works closely with the host college faculty representatives in overseeing the success of the program. Reports to: Workforce Advisory Council
Political Action (PAC) Committee - Chair: David Fleischner | Committee Staff Manager: Andrew Bray
The Political Action committee (PAC) provides members with a way to have their voices heard on Capitol Hill. By contributing to the PAC and combining political donations with all members, the committee helps gain access to key legislators to communicate the value of our industry and support grassroots campaigns.
Renewal & Remembrance Committee - Chair: John Eggleston | Committee Staff Manager: Stacia Gueriguian
This Committee plans all aspects related to Renewal & Remembrance, a day each July when over 400 members volunteer their skills and/or equipment to beautify and care for the grounds of Arlington National and Historic Congressional cemeteries. Reports to: Professional Development & Standards Advisory Council
Safety and Risk Management Committee - Chair: Joe Lewis | Committee Staff Manager: Kim McCrossen
This committee is dedicated to promoting safety across our industry through education and training programs, sharing of best practices and online resources, providing free, expert safety counsel and guidance to NALP members, a strong partnership with OSHA and recognizing safety achievement through the Safety Recognition Awards Program. Reports to: Professional Development & Standards Advisory Council