President Ryan Forde called the meeting to order at 7 AM via video conference call. Present were: Steve Lehenbauer, Matt Watts, Darin Sabers, Tim Groener, Sandy Perrin, Gina Albaugh, Beth Eiring, Sue Clark, Tom Perry
Beth Eiring gave an update on the nursery license fees from the Montana Department of Ag. Sue Clark/Tom Perry from the DNRC Conservation Seedling Nursery reported changes in management in the nursery, and the city tree inventory reports on their Urban Forest Website.
The Finance Committee report was discussed, noting that the fall tour had brought in several thousand dollars in profit. The Specialty Crop Block Grant has been approved and Gina will have Emily from Cashman’s Nursery on next meeting to talk about moving forward in working on the new publications. Gina explained the results of the survey sent out to members on attending the Billings 2021 Expo. Gina and Steve will discuss this further with the Billings Convention hotel to see what accommodations might work and be cost effective, a special board meeting to be held at the end of October to make a final decision on Expo 2021.