Here's just a short shout out to the honorees, Member of the Year Robert Wade, a past president of the CLCA (2011) and owner of Wade Landscape; and Associate Member of the Year Aaron Huxley, sales manager at Hunter Industries. Mickey Strauss, meanwhile, had the distinct honor of receiving an award that had already been named in his honor--the Mickey Strauss Grass Roots Award. The 45-year industry veteran received the honor this year for his lifetime legislative service to the industry and efforts over the years to promote grassroots involvement to fellow CLCA members.
But the night's most prestigious award went to Jon Singley, a longtime CLCA member and owner of Blue Spruce Landscape. Singley was honored with the CLCA's Allegiance Award, reserved for people who have been an association member for at least 15 years and who have been active at the state level for at least 10 years.
Congrats to all these men. Keep up the good work, California!