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MAA Board of Directors
PRESIDENT Neal Reilly , mca The Reilly Tree & Landscape Co . Plainville , MA
VICE PRESIDENT Kevin Cleveland , mca Tree Tech Foxboro , MA
SECRETARY / TREASURER Russell Holman , mca , ctsp , bcma Arborway Tree Care Hyde Park , MA
PAST PRESIDENT Ray Rose , mca Town of Wrentham Wrentham , MA
MCA REPRESENTATIVE Keith Bernard , mca Barrett Tree Service East Medford , MA
DIRECTORS Max Ford-Diamond , mca Boston Parks & Recreation Boston , MA
Brandon Maltby , mca Maltby & Co ., Inc . Stoughton , MA
Kieran Yaple , mca Race Mountain Tree Service Sheffield , MA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR M . Virginia Wood
MEMBERSHIP & CERTIFICATION MANAGER Carrie Martin
MANAGEMENT TEAM Peggy Benjamin Kristen Dreyer Charissa Sharkey
MASSACHUSETTS ARBORISTS ASSOCIATION , INC . 67 West Street Medfield , MA 02052 ( 508 ) 653-3320 Info @ MassArbor . org MassArbor . org

President ’ s Message

Neal Reilly , MCA , was elected president of MAA at the association ’ s Annual Meeting on November 16 , 2021 in Walpole , MA . The following is an excerpt from his remarks that evening .
“ For those of you who may not know me , my name is Neal Reilly , and I am excited to be elected as your president for 2022 . I started Reilly Tree and Landscape in Plainville back in 2003 . Over the past 18 years our company ’ s growth can be attributed to two things : 1 . Focusing on professional tree care AND 2 . The friendships I have developed through the years with most of you in this room . Thank you for your guidance and your mentorship !
I am confident that , with the help of the board , we will continue to lead the association with intent , vision , and focus .
During these crazy times of masks , no masks , in person versus online learning , and general uncertainty of what ’ s to come next , I believe it is best to go Back to Basics .
What is Back to Basics ? The MAA has taken great pride in being an association where the best in the tree care industry come together . As of late , that has been a challenging thing to do . Judging by the volunteer showing at the Ames Estate on Arbor Day , the education and vendor turn out at Fall Field Day at Cushing Park , and attendance here tonight , it is clear that MAA members want to get back to in-person events for both the camaraderie and the education .
As a board , our primary job is to listen to what our members want . With that in mind , we ’ re excited to announce MAA ’ s new collaboration with ArborEXPO ! The MAA will help produce this exceptional event for our industry and in turn , ArborEXPO will contribute to the MAA ’ s scholarship , research , and educational initiatives . Details are coming soon . In the meantime , we encourage all of you save the date for ArborEXPO March 31 – April 1 , 2022 in Springfield . [ Read more about ArborEXPO on page 5 ].
Thank you , again , for your support and your professionalism . It is an honor to serve as the president of MAA .”
Neal Reilly , MCA MAA President
MAA NEWS is a publication of the Massachusetts Arborists Association , Inc . MAA NEWS is published four times a year for the Massachusetts Arborists Association ( MAA ) and is distributed free of charge to members . The purpose of the newsletter is to disseminate information to promote general standards and ethics in commercial arboriculture , as well as to foster research and share knowledge with its members . The MAA is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to communications between its membership and the industry . The MAA believes the information in this publication to be accurate as of its publication date and is not responsible for inadvertent errors . The MAA and Massachusetts Certified Arborist ( MCA ) logos are trademarks of the Massachusetts Arborists Association , Inc . Qualified MAA members and certified members only are permitted to utilize the logos . Logos for MAA and MCA are available through the MAA office .
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