Board of Directors

To Educate and Inspire
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Allison Jesky, President

Hope College


Christina Hipshier, Treasurer

Grand Valley State University


Keith Hogan, Vice President

Bartlett Tree Experts


Josh Roggenbuck, Member at Large

Watlers Gardens


Russ Hillman, Secretary

Bosch’s Landscaping & Lawn Specialties


Scott Jacobs, Member At Large

Specialty Gardens


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)