The 2015 Water Symposium

5th Annual Water Symposium
Thursday, June 18, 2015
McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh NC 27606

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Developing Green Infrastructure - Contributing to a Healthy                Future... for Water and People

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2015 GIC Legislative Ice Cream Social Success was staggering!

Member associations and GIC representatives were front and center promoting our industry and scooping out NCSU ice cream to over 800 legislators, legislative staff members, state officials and others!  Below are just some of the Senators and Representatives who attended.

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Senator Phil Berger                              Representative Jamie Boles

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Senator Mike Woodard                         Representative Harry Warren

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Senator Dan Soucek                             Representative Michael Speciale

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2015 GIC Officers voted in at the GIC Annual Meeting, January 7, 2015

President:  Cyndy Allison
Vice President:  Conrad Hayter
Secretary / Treasurer: Jonathan Richardson
Member At Large: Mark Peters
Member At Large: Doug Chapman
Immediate Past President: Chris Mitchell


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We want to thank Syngenta for sponsoring our 2015 GIC Annual Meeting and Reception, January 7, 2015, Greensboro, NC

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Rich Linton, Dean, NCSU CALS             Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler
with 2015 GIC President Cyndy Allison  with 2014 GIC President Chris Mitchell

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Mark Peters and Scott Makey                               and Robert Hayter

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2015 GIC President Cyndy Allison             GIC President Cyndy Allison                 
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outgouing President Chris Mtchell

2014 The 4th Annual Water Symposium

The Future of Water in a Green World

Developing Green Infrastructure - Contributing to a
Healthy Future For Water and People

Thursday, July 24th

Keynote Speaker is Philadelphia's Mami Hara, Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commissioner at the Philadelphia Water Department.  She presented Philadelphia's plans to invest more than $2 billion in green infrastructure over the next 25 years through the nation's most ambitious green infrastructure program.

Other speakers included nationally renowned Landscape Architect Jeffrey  Bruce, North Kansas City, Missouri;  Closing Keynote, Alan Harris a.k.a. The Water Scribe, from Valley Crest Landscapes, Atlanta, Georgia; and Trevor Clements from TetraTech, ranked No. 1 in Water in the nation by Engineering News Record.   Additional speakers addressed topics such as Low Impact Development (LID), the role of plants in storm-water management, and site level infiltration.

Symposium Information
Speaker Presentations


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We want to thank Syngenta for sponsoring our 2014 GIC Annual Meeting and Reception, January 15, 2014, Greensboro, NC

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GIC 2014 Legislator of the Year,                  2014 GIC Reception
Senator Wesley Meredith

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Representative Tim Moffitt                   2014 GIC President Chris Mitchell
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler                
Senator Wesley Meredith

The Authentic Green

"The Authentic Green / North Carolina's Green Industry" a new promotional video produced by the NC Green Industry Council about the dynamic and diverse aspects of the green industry in our state was shown at this year's State Fair in Raleigh. The video was part of a NC GIC promotional display depicting the different segments of the green industry as the center piece of NCDA's Got To Be NC tent.  The display and the video illustrate the strong partnership between the NC Green Industry Council, its member associations  and NCDA in promoting North Carolina's green industry. Water Wise Works brochures, the Environmental Benefits of Turf Brochures, The Real Christmas Tree/The Environmental Choice and other green industry consumer education materials were distributed to the 1 million plus, record attendance at this year's fair! Take a few minutes and watch the video here and see why the green industry is so important to North Carolina!

The North Carolina Green Industry Council is an umbrella organization, representing 11 green industry trade associations with over 2,500 member companies within the state.




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