Ensure your voice is heard as we develop new programs and benefits. Fresh eyes and new ideas are a must!

As we embark on an exciting future as one unified organization with ILCA in 2023, we are recruiting committee members to join the cause.  We encourage you to identify professionals within your organization that can serve on committees so that we have a diversified perspective as we enhance existing programs and build new ones.

Representation from rural and urban settings is needed along with those new to the industry and more seasoned, spanning all industry segments. September is a perfect time to jump in as we enter fall and winter events season and the calendar is ripe with education and networking opportunities. 

The ILCA committees that are most in need of input from IGIA membership are: Future Landscape Industry Professionals (FLIP), Membership, Magazine, Regulatory and Legislative, and Education. We are also adding new members to the existing IGIA Growers Committee that will become a new committee under the ILCA banner when we unify in 2023.


IGIA Committees

Growers Committee

Chair - Mike Krueger, Midwest Groundcovers, LLC
Board Liaison - Jamie Thomas, Spring Grove Nursery

Laurie Damgaard, Kaneville Tree Farms, Inc.
Keith Dintelmann, Home Nursery
Allyson Hoffmeyer, Hoffie Nursery, Inc.
Dennis Rohr, Hindsale Nurseries
Joe Smolecki, Hoffie Nursery, Inc.
Jonathan Stickels, Mariani Plants
Danny Strohl, Platt Hill Nursery
John Terhesh, Goodmark Nurseries
Becky Thomas, Spring Grove Nursery
Andy Ward, Doty Nurseries
Roger Purcell, Roger Purcell Hort Sales

InVigorateU Committee

Chair - Pete Worth, Kankakee Nursery Co
Board Liaison - Nikki Melin, Midwest Groundcovers

Kevin Collins, Chalet
Kim Hartmann, Rosborough Partners
Abby Jacobs, Home Nursery Inc
Devon Kane, SiteOne Landscape Supply
Cathy Schroeder, Mariani Plants
Meagan Provencher, Wasco Nursery & Garden Center

This committee is seeking new members.  Expertise is specifically needed from the garden center segment and we're in need of representation from Central and Southern Illinois.  Volunteers meet by phone or Zoom a few times a year and help in-person at InVigorateU in Bloomington-Normal.