Board of Directors

To Educate and Inspire
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Ryan Weesies, President

 

Weesies Brothers Garden Center & Landscaping


Chris Howe, Treasurer

Hortech, Inc.


Allison Jesky, Vice President

Hope College


Keith Hogan, Member at Large

Bartlett Tree Experts


Russ Hillman, Secretary

Bosch’s Landscaping & Lawn Specialties

 

Christina Hipshier, Member At Large

Grand Valley State University


WMNLA
West Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association

Key Annual Objectives

Produce an effective and relevent Educational Program for member firms

  • High calibre presentors to bring truly useful content to our members.
  • Generally offered mid-day in October, November, December, January, and February.
Financial Goal: Cover Food, Facility, and Speaker Costs

Produce an Annual Golf Outing

  • Membership-building event.
  • Promote camaraderie and networking among members.
  • Generate income to support the association’s scholarship fund or other designated pursuits which strengthen our industry.
  • Generate operational income.
  • Kick-off to the association’s educational year.
  • Generally held on a Friday afternoon in September.
Financial Goal: Generate $4,500 in Gross Income ($2,100 in costs; $2,100 to Scholarship Fund; $300 to Operational Fund)

Produce an Annual Garden Day

  • Day-long event presented for the the public.
  • Generate enthusiasm for gardening and enhancing one’s outdoor surroundings by providing knowledgeable and effective speakers as well as relevent and marketable topics.
  • Showcase the association’s retail & service-providing member firms.
  • Generate income to support the association’s scholarship fund or other designated pursuits which strengthen our industry.
  • Generate operational income.
  • Generally held on a Saturday in March.
Financial Goal: Generate $5,300 in Gross Income ($2,500 in costs; $1,600 to Scholarship or Other Funds; $1,200 to Operational Fund)