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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Emma Hanigan
President
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Jim Rock
Past President
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Stephen Carlson

President Elect

Northwest Representative

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Mindy Charron
Secretary
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Todd Reese
Treasurer
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Bill Reese

ISA CoR Representative

Southwest Director

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Mike Cimprich
Northeast Representative
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Scott Carlson
Southeast Representative
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Kendra Denman
Representative at Large #1
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Adam Van Edmond
Representative at Large
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Guy Gibson
ISA Certification Liason

Appointed  Chairs

Iowa Climbing Day Committee Chair - Scott Carlson

Iowa Tree Fund Liaison- Dr. Jeff Iles

Elections - Matt Bootier

Membership - Vacant

Bylaws - Vacant

Fundraising - Vacant