Association News


Project EverGreen Announces Director Transition

Project EverGreen announced that executive director Den Gardner will resign his position at the end of 2010, and green industry consultant Cindy Code will be named the new executive director effective January 1, 2011. Gardner helped create the organization in its transition from the former Evergreen Foundation in 2002 and managed it from 2003. Code has been a part of Project EverGreen since 2004 and served two years as president.

Garvin Named TCIA President

The board of directors of the Tree Care Industry Association named Mark Garvin as president. The decision followed an extensive executive search involving internal and external candidates. Garvin, who joined the association in 1996, had served as interim president of the association since November.

ASLA Announces 2010 Student Awards

The American Society of Landscape Architects announced the winners of the 2010 Student Awards. ASLA presented awards to 32 projects in the categories of general design, residential design, analysis and planning, communications, research, community service and student collaboration. Full project information and high-resolution images can be viewed at

AEM Plans Annual Conference

“Critical Ignition” is the theme of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ 2010 annual conference of member companies, which will bring together key industry leaders to discuss market strategies for competitive survival. It is scheduled for November 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas. More information is available at