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The Capital Area Landscape and Nurseryman's Association was founded in the fall of 1980. Eleven companies pioneered the association from its inception. Currently, CALNA's Membership includes landscape contractors, landscape management companies, nursery growers, sod growers, and a host of support companies and suppliers - both wholesale and retail.

CALNA offers its members the opportunity to communicate with peers within related industries. It also offers its members a chance to address mutual problems and concerns and serves as a vehicle to help solve them. Membership includes working as a team to better the green industry in Central Michigan through small workshops, general membership meetings, and educational seminars. CALNA also serves to increase public awareness of the industries by its community involvement and educational commitment.

CALNA Mission Statement: Creating a trusted network of active, involved members for the purpose of Enhancing the management, practice & public perception of the landscape and nursery business, Creating & reinforcing public perception and inquiry about professionalism of landscapers and nurserymen

CALNA Past Presidents

1980 Jeff Anderson    
1981 Jeff Anderson    
1982 Dave Richter    
1983 Tim Banfield    
1984 Bob Plesscher    
1985 Lee Hammond    
1986 Ron Patterson    
1987 Pete Motz        
1988 Eugene Hopp    
1989 Tom Smith        
1990 Tom Smith        
1991 Bob Anderson    
1992 Gerry Donaldson    
1993 Kevin O'Loughlin    
1994 Mark Polaga
1995 Tom Hopkins
1996 Jim Hamilton
1997 Bill Ten Eyck, Jr.
1998 Jay Hallenbeck
1999 Jay Hallenbeck
2000 Steve Frank
2001 Dan Boak
2002 Mike Holmes
2003 Shane Locke
2004 Shane Locke
2005-2011 Greg Loftus
2012-2017 Richard Von Tersch