This was the first meeting attended by the newly appointed Executive Director, Lori Curtis. She reported that the process of transitioning the work of the ED from Robin Childers is proceeding successfully. The Association finances were reported in good order, showing some additional expenses incurred for the ED search. The Nursery Plastics Recycling Program brochure was presented and will be mailed to members and non-members in the Flathead Valley. This program is a result of the work of the regional meetings held by the board in that area. A website refurbishing proposal was presented by the new ED for consideration and was accepted shortly after the meeting. Ideas for increasing participation in the Certified Plant Professional program were discussed and will be enacted. The remainder of the meeting time was used for Montana Green Expo 2009 planning. The new website will be presented to the membership at the annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Expo, though it will be live before the end of July. The 1st Vice President vacancy will remain vacant and the current board members will move up one step in January with president David Anderson and past president Andy Blanchford retaining their current titles.