Member Benefits


  • Professional lobbying services and representation from one of the state’s leading and respected lobbying firm
  • Former Assistant Director of the IL Department of Agriculture on staff
  • Working with state regulators from IDOA, IDNR, IDPH, IDOL and IEPA
  • An executive director with nearly 30 years' experience in Local, State and Federal Government and Political Affairs
  • A leading Political Action Committee involved in statewide political campaigns
  • Communicating with print and digital media


  • A full-time energetic, professional, and friendly staff to assist members
  • Providing a first-class professional certification program for industry employees that has a reciprocal agreement with other Midwestern State Associations
  • Affiliated with AmericanHort, American Society of Landscape Architects, Chicago Region Trees Initiative, Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Farm Bureau, Garden Centers of America, National Federation of Independent Business, Nursery & Landscape Association Executives, Ornamental Growers Association of Northern Illinois, and with Illinois Colleges and Universities


  • The IGIA has a diverse membership that saw a 15% increase in membership last year with members representing Nursery, Greenhouse, Garden Center, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture, Irrigation Contractor, Lawn Care, General Maintenance, Suppliers, Horticulture Students and Retired Members.