Standing Committees

The APGA has a number of Standing Committees that are charged with assisting the Association to accomplish its day to day operations. Those Committees play an integral role in ensuring that we are providing the highest quality benefits and services to our members. Below is a list of the Standing Committees. Soon, we will have individual web space for each Committee that will allow them to accomplish their work more effectively and efficiently. If you are interested in participating on any of the Committees described below, please contact us at


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Awards Committee

The Awards Committee solicits and evaluates nominations for Honorary Life Membership, Award of Merit, Award for Program Excellence, the Professional Citation, Horticulture Magazine Award for Garden Excellence, and the Dorothy E. Hansel publications award.

NAPCC Committee

The NAPCC committee encourages focused plant collection development in public gardens in order to ensure that unique, genetically diverse, historically important, rare, unusual, and/or threatened collections are maintained.

Program Selection Committee

The Program Selection Committee is responsible for soliciting, developing, reviewing, and evaluating programs (keynote addresses, workshops, sessions, and informal discussion groups, posters) to be presented at the annual conference. 

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee supports the Association print publications. Committee members work closely with APGA staff to produce timely, useful materials. Members serve as planners and reviewers for issues of The Public Garden.