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And The Nominees Are…

Thanks to UAA members for sending in nominations in support of our Award Recognition Program and the Board of Directors. The award winners will be announced Wednesday, September 11, at the annual Trees & Utilities Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

Next steps for UAA’s Board Election

Members, watch for an email from the UAA on Monday, July 15. It will include a link to cast your ballot for the following positions:

  • Vice President
  • Board of Directors (2)

Voting will open on Monday, July 15 and will end on Thursday, Aug 1. If you don’t receive an email from the UAA, or have any questions about voting, please contact Communication and Membership Manager Renée Phillips, rphillips@gotouaa.org.

Official election results will be announced at the UAA Annual Meeting, on August 31, (or a later date if necessary).


Three Months and Counting: Unlock Terrific Opportunities at Trees & Utilities

Phil Swart of TGR Tree Growth Regulators says he’s ‘ready for the big stage’ at this year’s Trees & Utilities Conference.

“I’m excited to co-present with the one and only Jason Grossman,” Swart says. “Come and marvel about the awesome things Generative AI / AI tools can do to improve your work life!”

Join Phil, Jason and many utility professionals at this must-attend annual event. Need convincing?

Here are 10 reasons to be there:  

  1. Discover New Utility Arboriculture Research
  2. Learn Best Management Practices
  3. Find Out What’s Trending
  4. Take Advantage of Professional Development Opportunities
  5. Earn nearly 20 CEUs
  6. Visit the Trade Show
  7. Bid at the Silent Auction to benefit Nelsen Money Scholarships and the Arbor Day Foundation
  8. Network and Connect with Industry Leaders
  9. Celebrate Tree Line USA Recognition, Partners in Excellence and ROW Accreditation
  10. Everything is Bigger in Texas

Wanna go? Follow this T&U Checklist:

  • Register – $450 until August 26, 2024.
  • Hotel – Main hotel is the Omni Fort Worth.
  • Check out the agenda, which features the Women in VM workshop, Continental Wildfire Panel, UVM Industry Survey, Drone usage and more.
  • Less than ten slots are available for exhibitors. Help us sell out this year.
  • There are a few sponsorships remaining. Learn more and sign up before July 18, 2024.
  • A shout out to those supporting us in 2024: Davey, ACRT Services, Asplundh, Townsend, AIDash, ArborMetrics, ECI, Eocene Environmental Group, Kendall Vegetation Services, Lewis, Overstory, NV5, Xylem Tree Experts, Wright Tree, AWP Safety EdKo, LLC, IBM, Ironwood Heavy Highway LLC and Lucas Tree Experts.
  • The Silent Auction returns! Make a point to stop by between sessions and bid on items with participating exhibitors in the trade show.


Discover UAA Regional Meetings Near You

Where are the UAA Regional Meetings this year? All across the U.S. and Canada, allowing access for members no matter where they live. Check these dates and locations:

Sometimes, it’s necessary to sign up last-minute. Can I register on site? Yes, check each link above. Stay tuned for more information on the meetings in Ohio and Oregon.

I’m simply too busy. Convince me why I should attend. Listen to what these people have to say:

“I am SO excited that our (Virginia) region is hosting a regional UAA meeting,” says Cindy Devlin Musick, Senior Director of Vegetation Management Services at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. “The planning team is phenomenal and the location is accessible from anywhere in Pennsylvania, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Delaware, and basically the whole East Coast. Come join us!”

“Don’t miss out and sign up today,” says Jeremy Ernst, Director/Easter UVM Operations for Davey Resource Group.


This just in from the Member Portal…

Just a reminder to check your profile in the UAA Member Portal and specify your Newsline preference, (digital or print). Also, don’t forget to check out the new “UAA Newsline Archive” under the “Public Resources Tab” on the website. Access current and past issues of the magazine dating back to 2022. More editions will be released in the months to come.

Fresh ideas to encourage membership

And finally, an FYI that our team is in the final stages of developing new promotional materials in English and Spanish to attract potential members to the organization. The planned debut is this fall at Trees & Utilities.