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President's 2023 NYSA Annual Association Report

By John Wickes, President

More than 330 people joined us at the 2023 NYSA Annual Conference this year in Suffern, NY. I want to share more broadly some of the remarks I shared as part of the Annual Association Report given typically given by the president. As we launch our new Shade Tree Notes blog, we thought this would be the best place to do so.

We started our Annual Conference with a new theme, “Growing Together Through Collaboration,” and we have been doing just that. Our leaders, speakers, staff and so many of you, connected with one another, even before the conference to make the event a successful one. Many of our speakers, including our keynote, Phillip Van Wassenaer, came to us from collaborative relationships, formed over years, and even decades.