In honor of LID Landscapes’ former President Phil Loughman, LID has awarded a scholarship to James Flannery, son of LID Landscapes Landscape Designer Anne Flannery.

James is enrolled in an intensive six month Galvanize program, designed to prepare graduates for employment as programmers after graduation. He has already completed courses at Front Range Community College in computer-aided design.

“There is a significant need for software programming in the Colorado market and I’ve loved the classes I’ve taken so far,” James Flannery said. “I’m very excited about the opportunity and appreciate LID’s support.”

The scholarship was awarded in honor of Phil Loughman, who was President of LID Landscapes for 22 years and grew it into one of the most successful landscape design and maintenance firms in the Greater Boulder area. Loughman is now retired, but during his time at LID, he made it a practice to recruit and hire young college graduates as they were getting started in their careers.

Scott Natter, General Manager at LID Landscapes, presented the scholarship to James at the company’s end of season party. “We’re happy that we get to support employees and their children as they pursue higher education,” Natter said.

Anne Flannery, who has been a Landscape Designer at LID Landscapes for three years, was also on hand to present the scholarship. “We are so proud of James for being awarded this amazing scholarship towards his education at Galvanize this spring,” she said. “Thank you to Phil Loughman and to LID Landscapes for this generous opportunity.”