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May is UAA nomination season. Submit today before it’s too late.

Nominations are already coming in for UAA’s Board of Directors. Send us your selections now through Friday, May 20, 2022. We’re looking for a vice president, treasurer and two directors to fill positions as of September 1, 2022. Review the nomination process and share your choices here.

And while you’re suggesting skilled leaders, consider who should receive one of the many UAA Annual Awards this year. Know a “Rising Star” or someone who deserves a “Lifetime Achievement” award? The deadline to submit nominees is only one week awayTuesday, May 17. Check out the requirements and nominate here.

Innovative hands-on learning opportunity and competition coming to Trees & Utilities 2022

Here’s another great reason to join us for Trees & Utilities, September 20 – 22 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

For the first time, T&U will offer a team-based learning experience known as The Skills Arena to encourage industry safe work practices and a chance to learn from UVM professionals on site. The one-hour educational and demo sessions offered by North American Training Solutions (NATS) will conclude with a competition. Teams will engage in skill challenges such as utility line clearance cutting operations and utility line clearance rigging operations.

“The Trees and Utilities Conference provides the perfect opportunity for professionals in the industry to pick up new skills and share best practices,” said Dennis Fallon, executive director of the Utility Arborist Association. “The Skills Arena will allow participants to receive training and education on utility line clearance cutting and rigging operations while encouraging teamwork.”

Winning teams with the safest and most proficient results are eligible for a prize package including gear and equipment from the Safety Alliance Partners.

Watch for more information on The Skills Arena in future UAA Monthly Updates, and on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.