CLCA Pauses, Looks Forward to Hawaii Convention in 2021
Recognizing the challenges and opportunities presented by the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CLCA Board of Directors has postponed the association’s annual convention in Hawaii until 2021 and stepped up efforts to innovatively offer members online education, resources and networking.
“With the health and well-being of our community in mind and following the guidance of local government and public health officials, CLCA is reconfiguring its 2020 Annual Convention,” CLCA President Regan Barry said.
“Our 2020 Annual Convention will feature everything that members have come to expect: The excitement of setting the future of our association at the General Membership meeting, the celebration of landscaping excellence at the Trophy Awards and the opportunity to connect with old friends and make new friends,” he explained.
“We’re taking these steps to pro-actively protect those most valuable to us – our families, our colleagues and our staff. CLCA board members look forward to safely joining them in Hawaii in 2021, after we celebrate our 2020 successes online.”
– CLCA President Regan Barry
CLCA’s 2020 successes include a continued focus on working with state and local governments and public health officials to keep CLCA members informed and on the job providing essential services.
Regan also encouraged members to stay active in their local chapters, which he called “the hearts of the association.”
“The opportunities to stay connected are even greater today, even from a distance.” Regan said. “Networking, education and social events — CLCA’s chapters bring the association’s resources directly to you.”
As the association plans a reconfigured 2020 Annual Convention, General Membership Meeting and Trophy Awards ceremony, efforts are also underway for enhanced virtual networking opportunities and educational offerings, including a weekly webinar series scheduled to start in September.