Landscape Design Association Presidents

  • Noreen Edwards 2017
  • Noreen Edwards 2016
  • Julia Bunn 2015
  • Chris Carey 2014
  • Cathy Litrofsky 2013
  • Karen Koerth 2012
  • Anne Flannery 2011
  • Brian Shea 2010
  • Patty Glicksberg 2009
  • Shannon Hackett 2008
  • Steve Marzahl 2007
  • Todd Hayden 2006
  • Ruth Ward 2005
  • Kathy Robin 2004
  • Steve Boese 2003
  • Dean MacMorris 2002
  • Sharon Anderson 2001
  • Nancy Sauerberg 2000
  • Pam Duthie 1999
  • Marcia Ellis 1998
  • Tim Christie 1997
  • Margaret Morris 1996
  • Rosalind Reed 1995
  • Mitsy Granzow 1994
  • Sheila Hollander 1993
  • Mary Jane Klein 1992
  • Pam Duthie 1991

2017 Membership Application

Thank you for expressing an interest in learning more about the benefits of joining the Landscape Design Association! We share our knowledge and expertise to advance as individuals and to raise the standards for our industry. We hold a wide range of events during the year (scheduled so as to not conflict with our busy seasons). These events take place throughout the metropolitan area and include programs and workshops on such topics as design, plant materials, hardscapes, business management, technology, legal issues and other subjects that relate to the landscape industry. We hold networking opportunities for our members with a special consideration for our new members.

Members are from different types of businesses in the landscape world. Our base membership is landscape designers and architects, most of whom also contract their own projects. We also have many "supplier" businesses who work with the designers and architects: irrigation, carpentry, lighting, nurseries... Our contractor members often work with our supplier members. Some members, who do not have crews, hire other contractors who are our members. We develop relationships with other members and suppliers at our programs. There is always a networking opportunity at our programs. Having face-to-face time with suppliers and other members produces better relationships and more reliable work.

Our noted publication, Covering Ground, keeps us updated with valuable articles and timely information. We tour suppliers and vendors. We host an annual garden walk and holiday party. Member benefits include listing in and access to our membership data base.

Experienced professionals who volunteer their time run our organization. Please feel free to contact any board or committee member if you have questions about the association.

Sign up now with our convenient online application.  Payment of dues can be made in one of two ways; Paypal is available for member convenience or you may send a check to the address given during the application process.

Annual dues are $100 for Full Membership. Associate Memberships are available to employees of current members for $50.  Corporate Memberships are $400. The LDA membership year runs from January 1st – December 31st. Membership dues are not prorated. Applications received from September through December will apply to the upcoming year.

*Associate membership is offered to those whose employer is a full member.  Associates may participate in all events.

Corporate Membership allows multiple employees to attend any LDA events.

New for 2017, Students may attend all programs for a rate of $50. Students who have landscape businesses should join at the member rate and be listed in our online directory.


Please complete the below application.  Upon completion you will be directed to Paypal where you can directly pay for the membership.  Alternatively, you may send your check to the treasurer.  Please make your check payable to Landscape Design Association or LDA. Your membership will be activated upon receipt of funds.

Luz Bustamante (treasurer)
123 S Fairview Ave.
Park Ridge, IL  60068

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