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Trees In Our Communities Forum Award Winners

Outstanding Forestry Project: Recognizes an outstanding single project or program that has made a positive impact on the urban forest. Particular consideration is given to projects that can be duplicated or adapted for use by other communities or institutions.

Outstanding Forestry Leader: Recognizes an individual who works for an organization or whose business is related to urban forestry. This person's made outstanding contributions to the urban forestry effort at the local, regional, and/or state level.

Outstanding Forestry Organization: Given to the local city or county administration, tree board, or tree committee that has made outstanding accomplishments in completing urban forestry projects, provided exemplary tree care leadership, and made significant progress in meeting the goals of their local urban forestry program.

Outstanding Corporate Sponsor: Recognizes the company that demonstrates true corporate citizenship and dedication to protecting and enhancing community forest resources in NKY. This company is a valuable partner and supporter of NKUCFC programs and its mission.

Outstanding Council Service: Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a longstanding and strong commitment of time, passion, and expertise to the Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council.

2019

Keynote Speaker: Oliver Kroner, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Cincinnati
Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Forestry Project:
  • Outstanding Forestry Leader:
  • Outstanding Forestry Organization:
  • Outstanding Corporate Sponsor:
  • Outstanding Council Service:

2018

Keynote Speaker: Chris Chandler, Green Heart Louisville
Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Forestry Project: Fort Mitchell Tree Board
  • Outstanding Forestry Leader: Sarah Gracey
  • Outstanding Forestry Organization: City of Newport
  • Outstanding Corporate Sponsor: O'Brien & Gere
  • Outstanding Council Service: Sarah Gracey

2017

Keynote Speaker: Paul E. Cappiello, Ph.D., Executive Director of Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Forestry Project: Boone County Forest Commission - SPUI
  • Outstanding Forestry Leader: Lorna Harrell
  • Outstanding Forestry Program: Kenton County School District
  • Outstanding Corporate Sponsor: Central Lawn Care and Madison Tree Care & Landscaping
  • Outstanding Council Service: Jessica Spencer

2016

Keynote Speaker: Tom Kimmerer, Ph.D., Chief Scientist at Venerable Trees, Inc.
Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Forestry Project: City of Silver Grove
  • Outstanding Forestry Leader: Steve Trauger
  • Outstanding Forestry Program: Linden Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
  • Outstanding Corporate Sponsor: Federal Supply
  • Outstanding Council Service: Rachel Comte

2015

Keynote Speaker: Dave Gamstetter, Natural Resources Manager for Cincinnati Parks Board
Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Forestry Project: City of Florence
  • Outstanding Forestry Leader: Walt Bonvell
  • Outstanding Forestry Program: Newport's East Row Garden Club
  • Outstanding Corporate Sponsor: Duke Energy
  • Outstanding Council Service: Kris Stone

2014

Keynote Speaker: Council Project Review
Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Forestry Project: Holman Street Project - City of Covington
  • Outstanding Forestry Leader: Stan Nassano
  • Outstanding Forestry Program: NKU Center for Environmental Restoration
  • Outstanding Corporate Sponsor: Toyota, Inc.
  • Outstanding Council Service: Jenny Gulick

2013

Keynote Speaker: Sherry Carran, Mayor of Covington
Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Forestry Project: Fort Wright Bioretention Project
  • Outstanding Forestry Leader: Mark Leopold
  • Outstanding Forestry Organization: Fort Thomas Conservancy

2012

Keynote Speaker: Michael Hayman, Seneca Gardens
Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Forestry Project: Seneca Gardens
  • Outstanding Forestry Leader: Mike Klahr
  • Outstanding Forestry Organization: City of Newport

2011

Keynote Speaker: Guy Sternberg, Author of Native Trees for North American Landscapes
Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Forestry Project: Linden Grove Cemetery
  • Outstanding Forestry Leader: Bill Fountain
  • Outstanding Forestry Organization: City of Bellevue

2010

Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Forestry Project: Licking River Greenway Trail
  • Outstanding Forestry Leader: Don Girton
  • Outstanding Forestry Organization: City of Fort Thomas

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