FNGLA celebrates award winners

Each year, the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) honors a distinct group of individuals who contribute time and energy into enhancing, protecting and serving Florida’s nursery and landscape industry through the FNGLA Industry Awards Program. This year’s winners were honored during FNGLA’s Annual Convention in Coral Gables on Saturday, June 13.

FNGLA’s Industry Awards Program acknowledges both FNGLA and industry service – with varying criteria geared for each award. Nominations are accepted from the industry-at-large and winners are selected by a committee of industry peers.
FNGLA’s Annual Convention brings together industry leaders, FNGLA members and industry friends while celebrating the past year of success. New FNGLA leaders take their official reins and award recipients are acknowledged for their service. This year’s event saw over 200 attendees, the most in recent history.
Wendell E. Butler Award:
Kevin & Theresa Riley, FCHP
Rockledge Gardens (Rockledge, FL)
FNGLA Hall of Fame Inductee:
Hugh Gramling
Tampa Bay Wholesale Growers (Plant City, FL) retired
FNGLA Friend of the Industry:
Tyson Emery
FDACS Division of Plant Industry (Gainesville, FL)
Farm Credit / FNGLA Young Nursery Professional:
Richard May
May Nursery (Havana, FL)
FNGLA Outstanding Volunteer Member:
Deb Joneck
Florida Coast Equipment, Inc. (Boynton Beach, FL)
FNGLA Outstanding Educator:
Steve Greer, FCHP
South Dade Senior High (Homestead, FL)
FNGLA Outstanding Chapter President:
Amanda Hébert
Big Earth Landscape Supply, Inc. (Tampa, FL)
FNGLA Tampa Bay Chapter
FNGLA Outstanding Chapter Secretary:
Chandler Green
Green Heron, LLC (Naples, FL)
FNGLA Royal Palm Chapter
For more information about FNGLA’s Industry Awards, please contact FNGLA at (800) 375-3642, or visit the FNGLA website.

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