Western Chapter ISA Awards

Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners

2017 was another remarkable year in the Western Chapter. We had amazing nominations, here are our final winners. Congratulations to all recipients!

Award of Merit:

The highest award category of the Western Chapter. This award shall be bestowed upon an individual Active Member to recognize outstanding, meritorious service in advancing the principles, ideals and practices of progressive arboriculture.

Denice Britton

Award of Arboricultural Research:

This award shall be bestowed upon not more than two individuals (same or separate projects) to recognize outstanding contribution to research that has contributed substantially to the sum knowledge of arboriculture that has had significant and relevant impact to the Western Chapter ISA. Research projects considered in evaluating nominees for this award shall have been published within the preceding five years to be nominated.

Dr. John Ball

Award of Achievement:

This award shall be bestowed upon not more than two Active Members in recognition of sustained, outstanding and substantial effort or contribution to the advancement of the Purpose and substance of the WCISA.

John Melvin
Tracey Takeuchi

Award of Commendation:

This award shall be bestowed upon not more than two individuals, organizations, firms or other entities in recognition of an outstanding effort in promoting the Purpose of the WCISA.

Robert Wallace
John Traverso

Honorary Chapter Life Membership:

This award of membership shall be bestowed upon an individual, long-standing Active Member (ten or more years) who has provided substantial, long-term contribution to the advancement of the Purpose and substance of the WCISA.

John Melvin

R. W. Harris Award for Excellence in Education:

This award is bestowed on an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the education of Western Chapter members.

Dr. James Downer

President's Award:

This award shall be presented at the sole discretion and determination of the current President. The award shall be bestowed upon that individual that has demonstrated the most substantial contribution of commitment, support, and assistance to the President in his/her effort to fulfill his/her goals and obligations during his/her term of office.

James Scheid

Executive Director’s Award:

This optional Award, at the sole discretion and determination of the Executive Director, may be bestowed upon not more than two Active Members annually for unique or outstanding support of their goals and objectives.

Bruce & Linda Hagen

ISA Gold Leaf Award:

Traditionally the Gold Leaf Award has been used to acknowledge outstanding Arbor Day efforts as well as a way to acknowledge outstanding landscape beautification efforts not associated with Arbor Day.

Outstanding Arbor Day Activities:

Elaine Malina, Hawaii Arbor Day on Maui
Preston Goodman, City of Henderson

Landscape Beautification:

Shirl McMayon, Las Vegas Healing Garden
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Complex