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Bob Mann Joins NALP as Director of State and Local Government Relations

Fairfax, Va., (August 30, 2017) - The National Association of Landscape Professionals has announced that Bob Mann, Landscape Industry Certified, formerly the Agronomist for Lawn Dawg, will join the association, beginning on September 5, in a newly created role, Director of State and Local Government Relations.

Mann is a graduate of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture with a degree in Turf Management and a 1985 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He is also a Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager and a Certified Pesticide Applicator in six states.

He has served as President of the Massachusetts Association of Lawn Care Professionals, was on the Board of Directors of PLCAA, NALP’s legacy association and has been active in the association’s Lawn Care Committee and on the Public Affairs Advisory Council.

“We are thrilled to have Bob join us on staff in our expanded government relations department,” said NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman, CAE. “His technical knowledge combined with his association and political experience make him a perfect advocate for us at the state and local levels, which are so critically important.”

Mann is the third hire from the industry, this year, joining recruiting expert Jenn Myers, who is the Director of Workforce Development for the association, and industry technical expert and scholar Rex Bishop, who is the Director of Technical Education for NALP.

Mann will be working from his home on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He can be reached at

About NALP
The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry of nearly 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation and tree care experts who create and maintain green spaces for the benefit of society and the environment. The association works with law makers and the public to protect and grow the industry and offers education, networking, training and certification programs that increase the professionalism in the industry and inspire its members to excellence. For more information, visit