October 2020

Mike Moore, Diggable Designs

In the past, as we headed into fourth quarter of the year, we might take a moment to breathe and reflect as our busy season wound down. But 2020 is not like those years’ past. Many of us are still working on a backlog of projects.

We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, but my outlook is hopeful. The green industry has fared better than most this year, and the demand for the work we do is greater than it has been in recent memory. As we enter the last quarter and begin to plan for next spring, it is important to understand that some of the challenges we face in 2020 will continue to challenge use next year.

Later this month, the ALCC board of directors, staff, and a select group of industry members will gather for our annual fall forum. Like much of our activity in 2020, it will look different from previous years’ events. But our goal remains the same: to assess where we are, evaluate our progress toward our strategic goals, and redefine those goals in light of the past year.

I look forward to a robust exchange of ideas at the forum. I am always inspired when meeting with industry peers. I’m impressed with the knowledge, experience, and the adaptability of my fellow ALCC members. Together we identify challenges, build a means for addressing them, and find opportunities to grow the landscape industry in the process.

Due to logistics and pandemic restrictions this year, we won’t be able to host an in-person fall forum meeting. However, we welcome feedback by all members at any time. I invite you to reach out to ALCC staff to share your thoughts on how we can better serve the industry and fulfill our mission to help landscape professionals have successful businesses. Getting involved with ALCC has helped me grow as a business owner and given me networking opportunities and peer support. I hope that you will enjoy that same support as an ALCC volunteer.

Mike Moore
Diggable Designs Landscape Construction, Lakewood
ALCC Board President