LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Each year at the Industry Celebration during ProGreen EXPO, CNGA recognizes members who have made a significant impact to their company, CNGA and the industry. Here are this year’s winners:
Hall of Fame Award – presented to an individual who, throughout their career has demonstrated leadership, commitment, and made contributions for the betterment of the industry as a whole.
Al Gerace – Al has played an important role in almost every horticulture organization, board and committee in Colorado. A recipient of numerous awards throughout the industry, his achievements punctuate a lifelong career of dedicated service.
Kevin Laman – Kevin was instrumental in helping the Colorado Nursery Association in its early years. For more than 40 years he was dedicated to establishing and maintaining professional standards for nurseries, landscaping and garden centers.
Horizon Award – acknowledges an individual who has been in the industry less than five years, exhibits the qualities and high standards exemplifying CNGA, and during that time has made a significant contribution to a CNGA firm.
Caitlin Bird – Caitlin is a dedicated and hardworking employee at Fort Collins Nursery. She sees every challenge as a learning opportunity, and puts forth effort to teach herself and others around her. With an ever present positive attitude, she inspires others to learn and pursue life goals.
— Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association
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