Project EverGreen announces 2024 officers and board of directors

Project EverGreen announced the appointment of its 2024 officers and board of directors. The appointments were made at Project EverGreen’s annual meeting.

Scott Bills, CSFM

The new President is Scott Bills, CSFM. Bills is a nationally recognized Certified Sports Field Manager and president of New Jersey-based Sports Field Solutions, LLC. With more than 40 years’ experience, Bills has designed, constructed, and renovated hundreds of sports fields and athletic complexes in addition to numerous golf courses.

Bills expertly evaluates, consults, and manages natural and synthetic athletic field projects across the United States. He also provides formal training to school grounds departments, parks maintenance departments and private sports organizations, helping them improve the safety, playability, and appearance of their fields. For more than 10 years, Bills has been teaching courses for the Rutgers University Department of Continuing Education related to sports field construction, maintenance, and park liability.

Beth Berry

Beth Berry Vice President, Advanced Turf Solutions, will serve as Vice President/President-Elect. Berry is a seasoned service industry veteran, pioneering the customer experience in the lawn care industry at ChemLawn and progressing to the Director of Customer Service at Scotts Lawn Service. A University of Indianapolis graduate, Berry also sits on the board of National Association of Landscape Professionals, Women in Landscape Network and Indiana Professional Lawn and Landscape Association.

Fred Haskett of TrueWinds Consulting returns as Secretary/Treasurer and Kevin Laycock of SiteOne Landscape Supply will serve as the Immediate Past President.

“Project EverGreen is fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group of professionals serving on our nationwide volunteer board,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Our collaborative work reflects the importance of healthy parks and public green spaces that contribute to the overall environmental and well-being of our neighborhoods and communities.”

The Project EverGreen board and advisory council work to measurably increase and improve the amount of healthy green spaces through the GreenCare for Communities and GreenCare for Troops initiatives.

GreenCare for Troops marks its 18th year in 2024 and over its tenure has provided an estimated $15 million in donated lawn, landscape and snow removal services and peace of mind to thousands of military families across the United States who are enduring a deployment.

Through its GreenCare for Communities projects, Project EverGreen and its partners have renovated community parks and public green spaces totaling more than 200 million square feet of green space.

These projects have connected people, plants, and their communities to maximize the health of grass, plants, and trees, which in turn sequesters carbon and cleans the air. The initiative supports healthy green spaces in neighborhoods and cities, enabling maintained green spaces to function as the lungs of the city and offsetting the negative effects of a warming environment.