Award of Merit

CNLA Award of Merit: 

CNLA’s highest award honors the recipient for services to CNLA or the nursery industry.

1954 Art E. Webster
1955 Art C. Bird., Sr.
1956 Edward J. Kelly
1957 Henry Verkade, Sr.
1958 Charles Steel
1959 Erwin Whitham
1960 Louis Vanderbrook
1961 E.D. Robinson
1962 John F. Ahrens
1963 Robert Bennerup
1964 John C. Schread
1965 Ludwig Hoffmann
1966 Ken A. Bradley
1967 Emil J. Tramposch
1968 S. Archie Holdridge
1969 Henry Verkade, Jr.
1970 Rebecca H. Treat
1971 Charles B. Barr
1972 Robert S. Bird
1973 Robert W. Baker
1974 Arie Radder
1975 Gustav Mahiquist
1976 Michael D. Johnson
1977 Paul R. Young
1978 Sidney Waxman
1979 Richard R. Jaynes
1980 Marsh Gardner
1981 Gerald H. Verkade
1982 Gerald S. Walton
1983 Paul Holdridge, Jr.

1984 Lewis J. Gray
1985 Emanuel Shemin
1986 Lawrence L. Carville
1987 Paul Waggoner
1988 Leon Zapadka
1989 Raymond Heser
1990 W. James Evertt
1991 Eward Corbett
1992 John Whitham
1993 Edgar L. Vaughn, Jr.
1994 John F. Anderson
1995 Rayona Hobbs
1996 James Messier
1997 Deb Donohoe
1998 Marc Laviana
1999 Sam Bridge Jr.
2000 Neal Millane
2001 Mark Sellew
2002 Frank Thomann
2003 Pierre Bennerup
2004 John Nassif
2005 Carolyn Storrs
2007 Mary Richardson
2008 Bob Heffernan
2009 Bill VanWilgen
2010 Paul Larson
2011 David Goodwin
2012 Barry Burton
2013 Louis Magnarelli
2014 Frank Kogut
2015 Chuck Newman
2016 Kevin Sullivan
2017 Terry Mish