An acronym frequently used on this board is LCO. This term was coined in the 70s to denote the phrase "Lawn Care Operator." It referred to the chemical part of lawn care, and numerous local, regional, state & national organizations incorporated "Lawn Care" in their names: PLCAA- Professional Lawn Care Assn of America, ISLCA- Indiana State Lawn Care Assn, ILCA- Indianapolis Lawn Care Assn, etc. Due to the dramatic growth of the green industry in the last 25 years or so, many long established organizations are changing names to incorporate larger fields of members.The ISLCA just changed name to denote a larger segment of the green industry, can't find new name right now. Our IAN (Indiana Assn of Nurserymen, denoting basically nursery operators) changed a few years ago to INLA (Indiana Nursery & Landscape Assn, to include also landscapers). Now the question for LawnSite members: what acronyms can we use to avert more confusion in the industry? If newcomers to the industry, who are, let's say, basically just providing mowing maintenance, come to this board and see members referring to themselves as LCOs, they would assume that they are LCOs. But the term LCO means a specialist in chemical lawn care. Anyone know of a local, regional or state orgaization that seeks members in all aspects of lawn maintenance? If so, what is the term used? To start, I would bring to the table the term LMO, for Lawn Maintenance Operator, to include all those who work on lawns as contractors. This would include those who install lawns, and/or do mowing, and/or do lawn care (chemical). But someone else may have or have seen a better idea. What say you?