USLGA has eight standing committees, as well as numerous members who volunteer their time as committee members, to help get ideas off the ground. 

Thanks to all for your invaluable time and effort!

Are you interested in volunteering? Email the specific chair directly, or let us know which committee you would like to volunteer for!

Advocacy and Sponsorship Committee supports the members and mission of the U.S. Lavender Growers Association through monitoring national issues, advising the board on how to strategically approach issues, and facilitating board approved public policy issues.

Committee Chair: Lin Stuart
Email: [email protected]

Education and Research Committee gathers and maintains statistics and data on domestic and foreign lavender production, researches domestic and foreign demand for lavender, and develops and collates surveys/questionnaires/studies to help focus United States lavender industry on the most valuable cultivars and products for market. The committee is also involved in leading the development of a USLGA certification program for lavender and lavender products, searching/creating educational materials on general, business and marketing (i.e., studies and reports) topics to members, conducting farm studies and gathering data beyond cultivars and products, and developing Lavender 101 topics for the website.

Committee Chair: Richard Gillespie
Email: [email protected]

Event Committee will manage and produce events for the U.S. Lavender Growers Association.

Committee Chair: Sally J. Miller, Joseph Downs
Email: [email protected]

Finance Committee provides an oversight function for the Treasurer and any financial dealings the United States Lavender Growers Association has with outside businesses and organizations. They are to assist (in concert with the Treasurer on any purchases exceeding $300) in making recommendations to the Board of Directors on any major financial undertakings. Additionally, the Finance Committee provides guidance and support for any fundraising activities the organization may undertake.

Committee Chair: Sarah Richards
Email: [email protected]

Membership Committee is responsible for membership development, recruiting new members, working with the PR Committee on member campaigns, member relations, responding to member and future member inquiries, member retention, and developing new membership benefit offerings.

Committee Chair: Joseph Downs
Email: [email protected]

Newsletter Committee produces the Member newsletters for the USLGA. The Newsletter Committee obtains, writes, and edits materials for the newsletters.

Committee Chair and Editor: Marilyn Kosel
Email: [email protected]

Nominating Committee seeks out appropriate members to run for open Board positions, answers questions regarding Board activities, approves member names to be on the ballot, and manages the voting process.

Committee Chair: Open - Volunteer today! 
Email: [email protected]

Public Relations and Communications Committee works diligently to increase public awareness about the USLGA and its activities. This is accomplished through the use of social media, email campaigns, mailings, the public (non-member) newsletter, and other traditional media formats. The Public Relations and Communications Committee keeps membership informed on member events as well other organization and public events that are of interest to USLGA. In addition, this committee works to increase website and event traffic through dissemination of information of events and opportunities to promote membership in the USLGA. PR and Communications is also responsible for writing and coordinating all official press releases, news announcements and responses and the distribution of information to the public.

Committee Chair: Mary Althoff, Ellen Reynolds  
Email: [email protected]

Technology Committee administrates the USLGA website, website access, updates, enhancements, and maintenance, as well as additional online services. This committee obtains and disperses content from other committees on the website and maintains consistency of content across website and online documents.

Committee Chair: Open - Volunteer today! 
Email: [email protected]