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Tom Delaney to Depart from NALP
Spent 28 Years with Association

Tom Delaney, director of government affairs for the National Association of Landscape Professionals, will be leaving the organization after 28 years of service.

After spending 28 years in the landscape industry, it was announced Tuesday, November 10 that Tom Delaney, director of government affairs for the National Association of Landscape Professionals, will no longer continue his position with the organization.

Delaney intends to remain with NALP for the next few months while his successor is named.

"I know the industry joins me in thanking Tom for his many years of service to NALP and the industry as a whole," noted Sabeena Hickman, NALP's chief executive officer. "Tom has overseen a vast array of complex issues for the association at federal, state, and local levels. Each and every company in the industry, members and non-members, have benefitted from Tom's legislative and regulatory work, whether they know it or not."

Delaney has relentlessly advocated in support of S. 1140 (Federal Water Quality Protection Act) and H2-B legislation, and has provided members with regular updates on both of those issues as well as the Department of Labor's proposed overtime rule, pesticide regulations and more.

"It has been a bittersweet decision to leave NALP," Delaney noted. "As NALP expands its commitment to relentless advocacy, the organization will be increasingly active in initiatives in Washington, DC. I am proud of the work I have done for NALP and before that, the Professional Lawn Care Association of America. It has been a privilege to serve the companies and the men and women of the landscape industry."

NALP is searching to fill Delaney's position immediately. For a position description and information on how to apply, visit

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