The new ONLA president is David Richards from South Ridge Farms in Ashtabula, Ohio and is an instructor at Auburn Career Center in Painesville, Ohio. Richards has served on many ONLA committees over the years, as well as a previous two-year term on the board of directors. He is looking forward to serving as the association president in 2014 and working for Ohio’s green industry.
Jim Searcy from Hyde Park Landscaping in Cincinnati, Ohio will be serving on the board as Immediate Past President with Mike Dues from Dues Nursery & Landscaping, Ltd. in Celina, Ohio serving as 2014 President Elect.
Returning board members include: Jason Bornhorst from JB Design Group, LLC in Hilliard, Ohio; David Listerman from Listerman & Associates, Inc. in Xenia, Ohio; Bill Mainland from Klyn Nurseries, Inc. in Perry, Ohio; Dr. Hannah Mathers, representing The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio; Mark Reiner from Oakland Nursery, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio; and Kevin Thompson Executive Director of The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association.
New board members for 2014 include: Annette Howard from Gilson Gardens, Inc. in Perry, Ohio; and Josh Posey from Buckeye Resources, Inc. in Springfield, Ohio.
The ONLA’s annual convention, the Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS), is scheduled for January 7-9, 2015, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, Ohio. The trade show is open only to persons in the nursery and landscape industry.