The National Association of Landscape Professionals has announced the creation of Advisory Councils made up of member volunteers who will help guide the association’s direction and programs. The new advisory councils join the Supplier Advisory Council that was launched in the winter of 2014.

The Advisory Councils include the:

Education Advisory Council
Membership Advisory Council
Public Affairs Advisory Council
International Certification Advisory Council

“Many associations are finding it beneficial to move  to a more nimble and strategic leadership model of having volunteer task forces and advisory councils,” said Sabeena Hickman, CAE, NALP CEO. “We still have a number of committees that plan events and programs, but now we also have advisory councils that will look at the big picture and provide advice and guidance on specific focus areas.”

The advisory councils are comprised of cross-section of members representing the various specialties including design/build/installation, landscape management, lawn care, irrigation & water management and interior plantscaping and including various sizes of companies to ensure broad representation.