Member Benefits

Advocacy

  • 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 over 16 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 electronic media

Professionalism

  • Providing a first-class professional certification program for industry employees that has a reciprocal agreement with other Midwestern State Associations
  • Certified Meeting Planner on staff
  • A full-time energetic, professional, and friendly staff to assist members
  • LiaisonLiaison with other associations within the industry such as ANLA and ILCA, and with Illinois Colleges and Universities
  • Member of Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Law Employment Council, Illinois Society of Association Executives, ANLA, GCA and Nursery & Landscape Association of Executives

Growth

  • 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