About FNGLA

About FNGLA

FNGLA is Florida's oldest and largest association targeting the needs of the Florida's environmental horticulture industry, which has an estimated $15.2 billion in industry-wide sales annually. Through FNGLA's efforts, the entirety of Florida's nursery and landscape industry benefits! In 2012, FNGLA celebrated 60 years of industry representation.

The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) is a vibrant network of professionals who work in unison to shape the future of Florida's nursery and landscape industry. Through the association's activities, FNGLA strives to advance member's business interests and enhance their success.

FNGLA is a member-driven association that recognizes the need for individual industry members to unify. FNGLA works to better the industry, raising the bar on professionalism by spearheading marketing programs, providing promotional and educational venues for members, taking a leadership role in protecting and promoting our members' business interests, communicating the latest industry issues and providing professional accreditations to interested individuals.

Code of Ethics

To regard the nursery industry as an honorable and necessary profession, and to conduct myself and my business in such a manner as to enhance the standing of my vocation in its public appearance.

To deal fairly and justly with my customers and to condemn all forms of practices which tend to discredit the nursery industry or injure its public relations.

To strive constantly and assiduously to improve my qualifications and proficiency in the industry and thereby merit the approbation and esteem of others.

To adhere to the Bylaws of the Association and to foster its objectives.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association is to promote and protect the success and professionalism of our members.

Vision Statement

Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association is and will be the recognized leader and trusted resource for Florida's green industry.

Values Statement

The following core principles guide the governance and management of FNGLA:

  • Organizational Excellence
  • Member-Focus
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Leadership in Agriculture
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Environmental Stewardship

Strategic Goals

POLITICAL LEADERSHIP - FNGLA will be the political leader representing Florida environmental horticulture and agriculture at the local, state and federal levels.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION- FNGLA will be the trusted resource for industry education, research and certification.

COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING - FNGLA will be the leader in communicating the importance of the environmental horticulture industry in the State of Florida.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND SERVICES - FNGLA will be the leader in offering relevant and cutting-edge programs, benefits and services to recruit and retain members.

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION- FNGLA will be the leader and model for governing and managing a highly effective association.

FNGLA Structure

FNGLA is managed by a 27-member Board of Directors comprised of member-elected representatives from our 16 active Chapters, 7 Divisions, and 4 statewide officers -- namely a President, President-elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and Immediate Past President.

FNGLA Chapters are the lifeline of the Association. Through their representatives, FNGLA members learn about the issues affecting different parts of the state and plans accordingly. FNGLA Chapter Presidents are eleted by their Chapters to preside over Chapter meetings. Chapters are organized geographically with one vote per active chapter on FNGLA's Board of Directors.

FNGLA's Seven Divisions meet the needs of specific industry segments; Allied, Foliage, Floriculture, Garden Center, Landscape, Woody, Citrus Nursery. Divisions operate by having up to 9 members represent each segment that form the Division Leaders.

FNGLA's Seven Standing Committes Although the president may appoint Special Committees at any time, the following is a list of FNGLA Standing Committees and the purposes for which they were formed.