Since its creation in 1931, the Long Island Nursery & Landscape Association has worked hard to promote the interests of its members and the professionalism and growth of our industry
through advocacy, education, and scholarship. Join us and help shape the future!
The 2023 Membership Season is Open
LINLA Separates from the NYSNLA Federation
Friday, October 7, 2022
NOTICE to Current & Past LINLA Member Companies
Sometimes the path to the future - requires looking to the past
After much consideration, the current LINLA Board of Directors, on recommendation of the Executive Board, voted unanimously to;
Withdraw from the NYSNLA Federation and step back to our roots as a fully independent professional association. This independence will allow LINLA to better focus on the challenges seen on the horizon, while still adhering to our mission to promote and support: education, professionalism, scholarship and advance the common interest of its members.
For the last few decades LINLA has operated as a federated region of NYSNLA (New York Nursery and Landscape Assoc.). As such, member companies were required to join NYSNLA and select LINLA - Region 1 as their local association.
This will no longer be the case.
Our industry and the challenges we face have changed considerably since the establishment of the federated model. Compared to most other regions of the state, Long Island is unique in many ways; geographically, economically, demographically, climatically, etc. These differences impact our members and the association in ways that influence our futures.
The current LINLA leadership is keenly aware of their responsibility to prepare for that future and just like the leadership of the past, we take that responsibility seriously.
It is with this in mind that the LINLA Board of Directors took this step to dissolve the federated relationship with NYSNLA.
What does this Change Mean for You?
Your current Dual Membership will Expire December 31, 2022.
For 2023, you register for Membership of LINLA separately (and if you choose, NYSNLA separately).
LINLA will Expand our Educational Offerings to address not just the issues of the day, but also those on the horizon.
Together, we will develop and execute Long-term Strategies for the Big Issues like; labor, changing climate impacts, public perception and advocacy.
CNLPs will continue to renew and maintain their certification with NYSNLA.
What will NOT Change:
LINLA staff will continue providing efficient Communication and responses.
You can connect with peers and suppliers through Professional Networking Events
LINLA will be your Voice for the Industry
LINLA funded Research and Innovation Grants provide value to the industry
Scholarships funded by LINLA provide opportunities for workforce and leadership development
LINLA will continue to offer CNLP Credit worthy classes.
We realize this may seem sudden, but the board has debated, discussed and planned for this for quite some time. More information about this change will be distributed shortly.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact the LINLA office at
info@LINLA.org or 516.249.0545
Looking forward to a prosperous future.
Current LINLA President
Stephen Mazelis, First Vice President
Dwight Andrews, Lifetime CNLP, Treasurer / Secretary
Jay Ratto, CNLP, Immediate Past President
John Gaylardo, Senior CNLP
Gary Vogel, CNLP
Evan Goldstein, Lifetime CNLP