Program Selection Committee


The goal of the Program Selection Committee is to create an engaging, relevant, timely, and quality program for the American Public Gardens Association Annual Conference each year. It consistently achieves this outcome by soliciting, reviewing, and supporting the program submissions made by the Association's membership.

Program Selection Committee members come from varied backgrounds, experiences, and roles within public gardens. As leaders, they represent a diversity of regions, garden/budget sizes, and types of institution. While Committee members typically specialize in a "program track" that relates to their skills and expertise, they are chosen to represent diversity of thought expressed through presenters and sessions for the Annual Conference.

Program Selection Committee nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, with new committee members on-boarded annually in July. For more information, please contact current Program Selection Committee Chairs Lynn Swain or Moe Hemmings.

Garden Management
Technology Innovation | Small Gardens | Emerging Professionals| Finance & Operations | Guest Services | International Gardens
Matt Stephens
Chris Hoffman
Juliann Rooke

Public Engagement
Marketing & Communications | Development & Membership | Volunteer Engagement | Arts & Exhibitions | Guest Services
Lynn Swain
Walter Gilbert
Emily Griswold

Horticulture
Horticulture, Greenhouses and Facilities | Sustainability | Historic Landscapes | Design & Planning | International Gardens
Moe Hemmings
Gerald Dieleman
Joe Rothleutner

Plant Curation & Conservation
Native Plants | Plant Collections | Plant Conservation | Plant Nomenclature and Taxonomy
Gabriela Rocha
Ari Novy
Dr. Maricela Rodriguez Acosta

Education & Science
Education | College & University Gardens | Food & Agriculture | Arts & Exhibitions
Kim North
Maura Nelson
Alexandra Cantwell


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