Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

DEC 2018

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Left Willie Harbert, vice president, sales, hydraulics group of Eaton, has been elected to the AEM CE Sector Board to fill an unexpired term. AEM officers and directors work on behalf of all member companies, giving their time and talent to provide strategic direction and guidance for the association's business- development initiatives in areas including public policy, market data, and exhibitions, as well as technical, safety and regulatory issues and education/training. December 2018 21 The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is an international organization founded in 1989. Our mission is to advance the profession of landscape design and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals. APLD members adhere to a code of professional standards encourage con - tinuing education and stay up to date about new developments and latest trends throughout the field. We offer members a certification program the only one of its kind that provides professional recogni - tion to those designers who can pass a rigorous peer review program. We offer consumers trained professionals who can help them achieve the gardens they truly desire. Association of Professional Landscape Designers The AOLP is a non-profit educational organization consist- ing of outdoor lighting professionals, both low and line volt- age. AOLP Mission: To promote and advance the landscape and architectural ligthing industry. By providing education, certification, networking, and recognition you and your busi - ness can benefit. It's an investment in you and your industry. Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals Left Sara Feuling, P.E., was selected as director, construction. She comes to AEM with 10 years of experience with the Wis- consin Dept. of Transportation and has a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering and B.S. degree in Civil and Structural Engineer- ing. She fills a position previously held by John Somers, who moved to a new AEM position as director of the utility sector. Left Johan "Kip" Eideberg was named to lead AEM's Washington D.C. office and advocacy activities as interim vice president, government & industry rela- tions, effective January 1, 2019. Eideberg will replace Nick Yaksich, who announced his retirement from AEM in August, effective at year-end after 20 years with the association. Eideberg currently serves as AEM's vice president of public affairs, where he has strategic and overall responsibility for developing and executing govern- ment and public affairs campaigns, including "I Make America" and Infrastructure Vision 2050. He will con- tinue to oversee these efforts and take on the additional role of leading the office and building upon our advocacy initiatives and campaigns. Right Each year, the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) honors the best of the best in outdoor lighting design. The annual competition sees entries in several categories, including Commercial, Feature-Focused, Resi- dential, Holiday and Outdoor Living. This year, AOLP President Michael Deo, COLD, CLVLT presented Tim Ryan, CLVLT, of Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting of Indianapolis, with the 2018 Best of Show Award for his project named, Midwest Mediter- ranean. All award winning entries can be seen at aolponline.com. Association of Equipment Manufacturers (continued) Landscape designers from all over the world met in Toronto in September for the Association of Profes- sional Landscape Designer's (APLD) annual Internation- al Design Conference. The event offered designers the chance to network, take part in educational sessions and visit an exciting mix of the best public and private gardens. Paul Zammit from the Toronto Botanical Garden gave an amazing educa- tional session on the power and versatility of container gardens. The 2019 conference is planned for July 25 – 29 in Seattle, Washington. APLD members and friends enjoyed a great annual conference in 2018 this year. Left Some APLD conference attendees toured the beautiful Niagara region. Below APLD members toured the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities head- quarters in Toronto.

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