About Us

Our Mission

The goals of the Iowa Arborist Association are to foster an appreciation for the Iowa tree community, to increase interest in planting and caring for shade and ornamental trees, to promote the science and practice of professional arboriculture and to encourage public education.

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IAA Student Scholarship

The Iowa Arborist Association offers educational scholarships to assist students in fields related to professional tree care and maintenance.   

The scholarship program includes two categories:

  1. College Scholarship: which provides funds for tuition and books. 
  2. Conference Awards: which will provide funds for registration and hotel room costs for Iowa Arborist Association (IAA), Shade Tree Short Course, Midwestern International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) conferences or other educational conferences.
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Iowa Arborist Association Board Members

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Stephen Carlson

President

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Emma Hanigan
Past President
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Bill Reese

President Elect

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Todd Reese
Treasurer
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Jeremy Bowling
Secretary
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Mike Cimprich

Northeast Representative

Tree Fund Liaison

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John Borgen
Southwest Representative
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Patrick Moore
Southeast Representative
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Adam Van Egmond
Northwest Representative
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Guy Gibson
ISA Certification Liason
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Scott Carlson
Representative at Large
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Bob Koczela
Audit Committee
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Todd Fagan
Finance Committee

Appointed  Chairs

Iowa Climbing Day Committee Chair - Scott Carlson

Iowa Tree Fund Liaison- Dr. Jeff Iles

Elections - Matt Bootier

Membership - Patrick Moore

Bylaws - Vacant

Fundraising - Mike Chimprich