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UAA Announces New Board Members

UAA is pleased to report that we have new BOD members for 2021-2022. Officers and new board members announced at the Annual Meeting are: Geoff Kempter, President; Paul Hurysz, Past President; Tim Walsh, President – Elect; and Brandon Hughson, Vice President. Kevin Puls and Craig Kelly are both new Directors. Meet the team.

2021 Annual Meeting Recap

The UAA membership in attendance for our virtual annual meeting on August 31 voted on new bylaws. More than a dozen sections were discussed and changes made were ratified. This included the clarification of roles and responsibilities for Board members and UAA Officers, the guidelines on nominations and term limits, and updates on IRS codes and the physical address of the UAA office. A recording of the event is available for viewing by visiting the webinar section within the member portal on the UAA website.

Pennsylvania Safety Summit happening this month

The UAA Safety Summit at Graver Arboretum in Bath, Pennsylvania, is scheduled for Sept 29-30, 2021. These events are crucial to our industry and are well worth attending. Read more about last month’s Indiana Safety Summit. And remember, registration for the Pennsylvania event ends September 15, so be sure to sign up today!

Volunteer for Saluting Branches in September

UAA is proud to support an initiative of Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance. In supporting Saluting Branches, we help provide opportunities for tree care professionals to keep veterans’ cemeteries safe and beautiful places for those who visit. Join us on September 22nd for the Saluting Branches 7th Annual Day of Service at one of our 80 locations across the United States.

A Conversation on Retaining Utility Arborists at Ohio’s Regional Meeting and more

Next month, our regional meeting is in Troy, Ohio at the Waco Historical Society on October 22, 2021. Come together with others in the utility field to learn about accreditation, utility arborist retention and earn ISA CEUs. Learn more and register today.

Register for Trees & Utilities today!

Register for the October 2021 conference featuring trending topics, development and innovation from a select list of industry-leading authors and speakers. We’ll demonstrate Artificial Intelligence, vegetation management methods, habitat and plant communities and other data-driven content to help you work better and stay safe. Sign up today!