Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day – November 16, 2021

Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day – November 16, 2021

Join Us November 16 at the
Ohio Statehouse for Advocacy Day!



Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day is hosted by the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) and the Ohio Irrigation Association.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with green industry colleagues, meet with your state legislators, and make your voice heard on issues critical to irrigation professionals.

This year, our participation in this grassroots effort is more important than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched the state’s resources to the point where some agencies will have to resort to raising their fees. Since 2021 is a budget year, we can influence these discussions. 

House and Senate term limits mean there will be many new faces in the state legislature, as well as in committees and chairs. Let’s make ourselves known to them!

Free to Ohio IA Members 

Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day is FREE to Ohio IA members who register by October 25 ($89 for non-members).

As one of the events sponsors, we’re counting on you. Legislative and regulatory advocacy is one of the key benefits of Ohio IA  membership which is strengthened by your active participation.

Advocacy Day provides a unique opportunity to build relationships with both green industry business partners, and members of the Ohio legislature and their staff. After all, who can tell our story better than you?

REGISTRATION

Free to Ohio IA members; $89 for non-members
(includes lunch)

What to Expect

The morning session will feature key legislative speakers, after which attendees will be briefed on discussion issues for the legislative meetings scheduled in the afternoon.

The afternoon meetings with elected officials provide an opportunity to discuss key irrigation issues (like water quality, water quantity, and environmental reforms) and state policymakers. Our legislators must hear from us in order to make informed decisions about issues critical to our industry.

Here’s a tentative schedule for the day:


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Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association

Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day – February 27, 2019

Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day – February 27, 2019

Join Us February 27 at the Ohio Statehouse!


Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day is hosted every other year by the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) and the Ohio Irrigation Association.

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to network with colleagues, meet with state legislators, and make your voice heard on issues critical to irrigation professionals.

Benefit of Membership

As one of the sponsors of this year’s Green Industry Advocacy Day, your Ohio Irrigation Association is counting on you. Legislative and regulatory advocacy is one of the key benefits of OIA membership. By becoming an active participant in legislative events, you strengthen this critical membership benefit.

Advocacy Day is your chance to build relationships with two important groups:  Green industry business partners, and members of the Ohio legislature and their staff. And who can tell our story better than you?

REGISTRATION

Registration is free to the first 20 Ohio IA members and $89 for non-members (includes lunch). Registration deadline is January 30, 2019.

What to Expect

Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day:

The morning session will feature key legislative speakers (such as ONLA’s Legislator of the Year). You’ll also be briefed on discussion issues for the legislative meetings scheduled in the afternoon.

These meetings with elected officials offer you the opportunity to be a resource to policymakers on key irrigation issues like water quality, water quantity, and environmental reforms. Legislators want to make informed decisions, but in order to do that, the need to hear from us.

YOU possess the knowledge that can help advance decisions favorable to the irrigation industry. Let your voice be heard!

Here’s a tentative schedule for the day:
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Guest Speaker or Panel Discussion
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Briefing Session
Learn about bills and issues.
Understand how to communicate with
your legislator

11:30 a.m. – Noon Guest Speaker from the Legislature
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Pre-scheduled Meeting with Legislators
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Legislative Reception

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ONLA