ecoPRO Governance

A steering and technical committee provide leadership of the ecoPRO certification program and works ongoing to define and approve acceptable standards, best practices, and the expertise needed to get certified.

ecoPRO Steering Committee Members

  • Jane Mountjoy-Venning, Thurston County Public Health Department
  • Mike Brent, Partnership for Water
  • Megan Dunn, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
  • Bess Bronstein, International Society for Arboriculture
  • Carrie Foss, WSU, Urban IPM Program
  • Everett Chu, CPH, ecoPRO Certified, Azusa Farm & Gardens
  • Will Bailey, ecoPRO Certified, Signature Landscape Services

The charter of the Committee is to:

  • Ensure independence and rigor of standard setting and certification process
  • Help obtain strategic input and buy-in from a larger set of stakeholders
  • Help develop recommendations based on program evaluation conducted/contracted out by Program Administrator
  • Support the Program Administrator to ensure partnerships and linkages to other stakeholders and key relevant processes
  • Assist with the identification of sustainable funding resources and activities relevant to overall program
  • Maintain composition of the Committee per the above Composition section:
    • The Program Steering Committee should nominate committee candidates, ensuring that the size, leadership, and composition of the committee meets the stated requirements
    • Candidates should be selected with a set of criteria in mind that are specific to the needs of the program
    • The Program Steering Committee should engage in a review of the composition of the committee as a whole periodically, including the balance of independence, industry specialization, technical skills, diversity, geographic representation, and other desired qualities.

ecoPRO Technical Committee Members

  • Joshua Hail, American Society of Landscape Architects – WA Chapter
  • Patrick Schwarzkopf, ecoPRO Certified, Pacific Landscape Management
  • Howard Harrison, ecoPRO Certified, Chinook Compost Tea
  • Meg Angevine, ecoPRO Certified, City of Redmond Parks
  • Becki Koukal-Liebe, ecoPRO Certified, Seattle University
  • Ray Willard, ecoPRO Certified, WA State Department of Transportation
  • Chris Sexton-Smith, Lake WA Institute of Technology
  • Anna Heckman, ecoPRO Certified, King County Department of Transportation
  • Jeff Britt, at large
  • Mark Guthrie, Tacoma Water
  • David McDonald, Seattle Public Utilties
  • Barb DeCaro, ecoPRO Certified, Seattle Parks

The charter of the Committee is to:

  • Update program standards and sustainable best practices to ensure continued relevancy
  • Revise/update the program exam
  • Update required study materials
  • Revise/update training, including helping to identify instructors
  • Update the continuing education policy and plan

Members of the Committee will be broken into smaller Exam/Study Materials and Training subcommittees to work on updates.