April 1, 2020

Dear NYSNLA Members:

In this time of uncertainty, our association leadership team is still moving ahead to keep our association strong. We have been in a year-long process of identifying the immediate and future needs of our organization. One of the biggest efforts is making sure we have common understanding between our state board and the association management group that we contract with to keep the ship running.

We’re excited to share with you that we have just hired an association management firm, Capitol Hill Management Services out of Albany, NY. “We are pleased to have a proven national leader in association management to help NYSNLA improve our association’s administrative and membership services, grow our membership, and increase awareness of our organization across New York State,” said Board President Anthony Caggiano, Lifetime CNLP.

“Through its committed members and outstanding programs, the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association, promotes and protects the interest and needs of all green industry professionals,” said John A. Graziano, Jr., President of Capitol Hill Management Services. “We are pleased to work with the association’s dedicated Board of Directors and volunteers in ensuring a successful future for this statewide professional trade association.”

Our New State Office Contact Information

Our email and website remain the same: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and www.nysnla.com.

As of April 1, the following contact information is changed:
Our new phone number: 518-580-4063
Our new fax number: 518-463-8656

Mailing address:
230 Washington Avenue Extension
Suite 101
Albany, NY 12203-3539

Timely Resources for NYSNLA Members

We encourage members to take a look at the COVID-19 Resource Center for Association Leaders & Members from our new association management partner, Capitol Hill Management Services.This resource offers daily updates from the federal and New York State governments, as well as Business Assistance Resources.

We thank you for your continued support of our association.


Your Board of Directors

New York State Nursery and Landscape Association

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We have received official word that the NYS Ag & Markets Interim Guidance Document deeming Horticulture as an essential business has been rescinded.

We continue to advocate on behalf of our members and work with ESDC, the NY Farm Bureau and the Department of Agriculture & Markets to address how the green industry fits in the list of essential businesses from the Empire State Development Corp. Until that is updated to specifically address horticulture, please refer to the official definition of essential businesses from the ESDC website which include:

3. Essential manufacturing including

  • food-producing agriculture/farms

11. Essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other businesses including

  • law enforcement, including corrections and community supervision
  • fire prevention and response
  • building code enforcement
  • security
  • emergency management and response, EMS and 911 dispatch
  • building cleaners or janitors
  • general maintenance whether employed by the entity directly or a vendor
  • automotive repair
  • disinfection
  • residential moving services

For a full list of essential business definitions click here: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

If the function of your business is not listed above, but you believe that it is essential or it is an entity providing essential services or functions, you may request designation as an essential business. We encourage you to take this step for your individual company if you feel you are providing essential services or functions.

To request designation as an essential business, please click here.


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