2020 Nomination Ballot for VNLA / Green Works Please use the space below to nominate individuals for consideration by the Awards Committee for the Association’s s annual achievement awards. We ask that you submit a paragraph supporting this individual’s eligibility for the award. Past recipients are not eligible to receive the same award a second time. Please see the reverse side of this sheet for past recipients of the awards. Nominations must be received no later than December 31, 2020. Please include a supporting paragraph with your nominations. For more information: 802-425-5117. Any Active, Associate or Student member of VNLA/Green Works, current in dues, as well as any Honorary member, is eligible to nominate individuals for the Association awards.Horticultural Achievement Award - Nominee Name:*This award is given to individuals connected to the horticultural industry in Vermont, who are over 40 years of age and whose accomplishments have advanced our industry educationally, by plant development or growing, through literature, or through outstanding personal effort. This award is the most prestigious and distinguished that can be received from the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association/Green Works. Supporting Paragraph for Horticultural Achievement Nominee*Nominations cannot be accepted without a supporting paragraph.Environmental Awareness Award - Nominee Name:*This award is given in recognition of an individual that has implemented an environmentally sound practice that contributes to the protection of our environment. Supporting Paragraph for Environmental Awareness Nominee*Nominations cannot be accepted without a supporting paragraph.Young Nursery Professional of the Year Award - Nominee Name:*This annual award was established by the New England Nursery Association and is now being awarded by the VNLA. Its purpose is to reward, to honor and to encourage participation, achievement and growth by an individual who is involved in a related horticultural industry and has not reached the age of 40 years, who has shown involvement in his or her state and/or regional nurserymen’s association, has contributed to the growth and success of their company of employment and has portrayed an image to the public of what our products and services can do for them. Supporting Paragraph for Young Nursery Professional of the Year Nominee*Nominations cannot be accepted without a supporting paragraph.Retailer of the Year Award - Nominee Name:*This award will be presented annually to a retail garden center or greenhouse operation that stands apart for their excellence in any or all of the following categories: customer service, quality of plant material, knowledge of staff, creativity and innovations in marketing and presentation of retail space, and overall customer experience and satisfaction. Supporting Paragraph for Retailer of the Year Nominee*Nominations cannot be accepted without a supporting paragraph.Allen B. Crane Horticultural Employee Acknowledgement Award - Nominee Name:*This award will be presented annually and is sponsored by Claussen’s Florist & Greenhouse in honor of Allen B. Crane, head grower there for over 42 years. Allen was “a great friend, wonderful colleague and an incredible grower”. Allen passed away in 2013 after a year-long battle with cancer. This award is being established in Allen’s honor to recognize the employees that make a difference in the horticultural industry. A cash prize will be awarded to the recipient in the amount of $275. Nominees must meet the following criteria: they should be an employee of a member business with a minimum of 5 years employment with that business; nominees must be employed in the horticultural industry, which could also include the field of education; and nominees should be exemplary leaders and display an ability to grow and excel in the workplace and beyond. Supporting Paragraph for Allen B. Crane Horticultural Employee Acknowledgement Nominee*Nominations cannot be accepted without a supporting paragraph.Your Name First Last Business Name* Your SignatureI'm not a robotCommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.