About Arkansas Pest Management Association

Arkansas Pest Management Association works to increase awareness of our members’ services among consumers and promotes professionalism among members. APMA has an administrative staff and board. We provide avenues of communication at conferences, seminars and other special events.

On this Web site, you may view our bylaws, find out how a student may apply for the Lynn Hopper Memorial Scholarship, keep up on industry news and industry-wide events, and consult resources such as the National Pest Management Association and the Arkansas legislature. If you wish to become a member of Arkansas Pest Management Association, you may fill out an application form online under Join APMA. You can also view our Arkansas Regional Map.

Our Mission
is to communicate the role of our members as protectors of food, health, property, and the environment and affect the success of our members through education and advocacy.

Our Goals include:
promoting a higher level of professionalism in the industry through education and networking; effectively representing members and our industry to regulators, legislatures, and consumers; and increasing the pest management market in Arkansas.

Regulatory/Political Issues
are important to our industry. APMA retains a lobbyist who works with the Legislative Committee of the APMA to keep apprised of all legislative issues affecting the industry.

Administrative Board & Staff
The APMA Is governed by their Board of Directors. Administrative staff including an Executive Director and support staff are provided by Best Association Management. The board consists of President, Vice President, Secretary Treasurer, Past President, four at large board members and five Regional Directors. The board meets quarterly. The APMA also has a Representative on the Arkansas State Plant Board. For more information about our Administrative Staff and Board, please see our Contact page.

Educational Opportunities
are important to APMA. Members may attend quarterly General Membership meetings, which are generally held in Little Rock with the dates announced on the calendar of events on the website; one annual statewide Fall Conference; semi-annual Regional Training Meetings; bi-annual Legislative Day Luncheon; and the National Pest Management Association Conference. Specific dates are on the Calendar page.

Web Site
information is a resource available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members-only sections of our professional Web site and links to additional online resources help you manage your business successfully and improve communications with consumers.

Conferences & Events
are listed on the Calendar page and notice given by e-mail as well as by mail.

Resources are plentiful for members.
You receive professional staff assistance, contact with policymakers and regulators of our industry, training materials, newsletter materials, employee benefit information, and business discounts. Online resources are numerous on this site as well as on the National Pest Management Association Web site.

Networking Opportunities
comprise an important APMA benefit. There are opportunities to network and serve the association as a board member and even as a member of the regulatory board that governs our industry in Arkansas. Networking with other members is easy when you attend the training meetings, state and national conferences.