Advisory Councils, Committees, & Network Advisory Boards

We are now accepting volunteers to serve on NALP Committees, Advisory Councils, or Network Advisory Boards. Get involved and you'll help shape association programs and initiatives while expanding your network and creating long-lasting relationships. Advisory Councils and Committees usually meet a few times a year in person and/or virtually, but time commitments may vary.  Review the list below and click on the buttons to fill in the on-line interest form.  Apply now through October 30, 2020.

Advisory Councils

Government Affairs Advisory Council – Chair: Brandon Sheppard | Staff Liaison: Andrew Bray
As an industry leader, advance and defend the business interests and reputation of the industry in the government affairs and public affairs channels, seeking out and working collaboratively with allied individuals and groups. 

Industry Growth Advisory Council – Chair: John Guth | Staff Liaison: Lisa Stryker
Responsible for programming and activities to shape the public’s perception of the value of managed lawns and landscapes.

Membership Advisory Council – Chair: Beth Berry | Staff Liaison: Corey Ruple | Scott Savodnik

Guides and directs the current and future membership recruitment and retention efforts, including advising on new member benefits and improvements to current benefits and programs.

Professional Development & Standards Advisory Council – Chair: Matthew Gramer | Staff Liaison: Heather Parker
Strives to ensure that the association is supporting the educational needs of industry professionals at each stage of their career, as well as setting and upholding industry standards of excellence.

Supplier Advisory Council – Co-Chairs: Carol Dilger and Daniel Martin | Staff Liaison: Scott Savodnik
Recognizing the unique position that suppliers have in our industry, this Council advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors in response to identified issues facing industry. Acts as a conduit with other suppliers to further engage them in the association.

Workforce Advisory Council – Chair: Bridgitte Orrick | Staff Liaison: Andrew Bray | Jenn Myers

Creates the strategy and oversees execution of programs and activities to address the industry’s workforce crisis.

Committees & Task Forces

Accredited Degree Program Committee - Chair: Jason Cromley | 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: Valerie Shuford
The Awards Committee manages the Awards of Excellence as well as the leadership awards, given out each year at LANDSCAPES. The Committee supports the programs by continuously working to improve each program, assisting with the judging process, and encouraging members to submit entries. 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

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.

LANDSCAPES Annual Convention Committee (formerly Green Industry Conference) - Chair: Jerry Grossi | Committee Staff Manager: Cheryl Claborn
This committee plans all aspects of the educational program for the annual LANDSCAPES Convention (formerly the Green Industry Conference), our annual event in October servicing all member companies and their employees. Reports to: Professional Development & Standards Advisory Council

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 Growth Advisory 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: Drew Garcia | Committee Staff Manager: Cheryl Claborn
This committee is dedicated to preventing injury, reducing incidents, minimizing time loss, minimizing risk, reducing claims cost, creating a safe work environment, taking safety excellence to the next level, and achieving loss ratio of 55 percent. These goals are being achieved by fostering a new way of thinking about safety, increasing everyday safety awareness, creating new and revising existing safety publications and training programs, sharing best safety practices, providing proven safety incentive models, providing safety counsel and guidance, and recognizing safety achievement through the Safety Recognition Awards Program. Reports to: Professional Development & Standards Advisory Council

Network Advisory Boards

Latin Landscape Network Advisory Board (Formerly NHLA) - Staff Managers: Andrew Bray, Lisa Stryker
The Latino Landscape Network Advisory Board oversees the strategy to empower the Latino landscape community by growing the Network, providing custom education for Latino-owned businesses and employees, advocating at the State, local, and Federal Levels, and creating networking and mentoring opportunities for the community.

Women in Landscape Network - Staff Manager: Jenn Myers 
The NALP Women in Landscape Network (WILN) is connecting, empowering and advocating for women in the landscape industry. We are committed to amplifying the voices of women leaders and driving the change necessary to recruit and retain female professionals.  The NALP WILN is led by a group of landscape professionals, women and men, passionate about female representation and advancement in the landscape and lawn care industry. 
 
Young Professionals Network - Staff Managers: Jenn Myers, Courtney Lawlor 
NALP's Young Professionals promotes education and networking opportunities for those under 40 in the green industry as well as college students.  With a focus on career advancement, professional development, and peer-to-peer connections, there is no better way to get plugged in than the Young Professionals Network.  Check out our Facebook Group, Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, and e-mail list to connect with us!