Washington State Pest Management Association
Join us at the SeaTac Red Lion for our final General Membership Meeting. We will hear from Leila Haas about Employee Retention as well as receive our final committee reports for the year.

There will be more clarification regarding the landscape posting rules discussed by the WSDA at our Fall Seminar.

We will be spending a portion of the meeting remembering Brad Cyrier who passed away November 22, 2019 after battling cancer.
Member News
NPMA Board of Directors Nominations

Congratulations to AJ Treleven (Sprague) on his nomination for an At-Large Director position with NPMA.

We are also pleased to announce that Billy Olesen (Chuck Sullivan Exterminators) for being nominated to run for the Region Director seat with NPMA.

It is wonderful to have our WSPMA Members representing on a National level. We wish them all the best.

From NPMA:
The Board of Directors election will be held this spring, and as we have done for the past few years, it will be online voting only.
 
  • March 15 - Official ballot distributed to voting members. An email will go out to the NPMA membership on March 15, with reminder emails sent weekly until the election closes.
  • April 15 - Ballots are due, and election will close at 11:59 p.m. EST
  • April 30 - Election results are announced to the NPMA Membership.

It can be difficult to talk with neighbors or other community members when they are concerned about pesticide use. The session will help you feel confident by learning new tactics and messages to communicate effectively. How best to get your message out in support of forestry and vegetation control . . . both face-to-face and thru social media. How best to respond to bad posts based on inaccurate information. How best to act and communicate when you feel attacked? Foresters are the experts among your peers, friends, and acquaintances and they are the believable voice on these issues. Use that believability and expertise to make important points in personal conversations, public speaking, letters to the editor, and social media. Genevieve O’Sullivan from CropLife American will be the instructor. CropLife America is the national trade association that represents the manufacturers, formulators and distributors of pesticides. CLA's member companies produce, sell and distribute virtually all the vital and necessary crop protection and biotechnology products used by farmers, ranchers and natural resource professionals.