WESTERVILLE, Ohio: The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA) announced the 2014 Legislator of the Year recipient, Senator Gayle Manning, during the Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS) with great pleasure that was held this year January 13-15 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio.
State Senator Gayle Manning is serving her first term in the Ohio Senate representing the 13th District, which encompasses Huron and Lorain Counties.
Prior to running for the Senate, Manning spent 37 years as an elementary school teacher. Prior to her time in the Statehouse, Manning served as a member of the North Ridgeville Planning Commission and on the North Ridgeville City Council from 2006-2007, where she was appointed Finance Chairwoman and Council President Pro Tempore.
For the 130th General Assembly, Senator Manning has been named Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation. With many major interchanges in her district, including the Ohio Turnpike, this prestigious appointment brings great influence to Senator Manning’s Northeast Ohio district.
In addition to other committees, Sen. Manning serves on the all-important Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. She has been a firm supporter of agricultural and green industry issues most recently through her introduction of SB 192, which clarifies ODA authority relative to invasive plant species. She is a hard worker, a tireless leader and a true friend to the industry. The ONLA is pleased to present the 2014 Legislator of the Year to Senator Gayle Manning.
The ONLA’s annual convention, the Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS), is scheduled for sJanuary 7-9, 2015, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus. The trade show is open to persons in the nursery and landscape industry.