Court of Honor 2020 - 2021

NYSNLA presented its Annual Awards at the Court of Honor, held on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Courtyard of the Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor. The location was our "Plan B" after the New York State Fair--the traditional site for the ceremony--informed us that there could be no ceremonies due to COVID concerns. The "show went on"--and we had a beautiful day to showcase and honor the talents and accomplishments of our Class of 2021 Honorees, as well as the Class of 2020 Honorees, who did not have a ceremony last year due to the pandemic cancellation of the State Fair.

View the Court of Honor Program

Here are some shots from the Court of Honor ceremony:


The awards presented to the 2021 and 2020 Honorees. 

  
NYSNLA President Anthony Caggiano, Lifetime CNLP, welcomed everyone and emceed the ceremony. 


The weather was delightful for the ceremony in the Courtyard of the Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor. 


President Tony Caggiano, Lifetime CNLP, and Professional Development Committee Co-Chair Beth Fry, Senior CNLP, present Elizabeth Snyder, CNLP with the 2020 CNLP of the Year Award.


President Tony Caggiano, Lifetime CNLP, and Secretary Liz Snyder, CNLP, present Amy Howansky, CNLP with the 2021 CNLP of the Year Award.


Vice President Karl Naegler, CNLP presented the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction, and accepted the award, on behalf of his fellow Region 5 Member, David B. Dailey, Jr., Lifetime CNLP


President Caggiano, Lifetime CNLP, and Professional Development Committee Co-Chair & Past President Jerry Parmenter, Senior CNLP, present the 2021 Hall of Fame Induction to Bud Nestler, Lifetime CNLP. 


President Caggiano, Lifetime CNLP, and Professional Development Committee Co-Chair & Past President Jerry Parmenter, Senior CNLP, present the 2020 Dr. George L. Good Gold Medal of Horticulture to Donna W. Moramarco, CNLP, Horticulturist. 


President Caggiano, Lifetime CNLP, and LINLA/Region 1 CNLP Coordinator John Gaylardo, CNLP, present the 2021 Dr. George L. Good Gold Medal of Horticulture to Vincent Simeone, Director of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park.

Court of Honor Sponsors & Supporters

 NYSNLA thanks the following for their support of the Court of Honor: 

The Flanders Group – Provider Sponsor & Court Special Supporter
Lawley – Court Special Supporter
J. Ratto Landscaping, Ltd. – Supporter
The Gardens at Cheshire – Supporter
The Caggiano’s & Jamesport Farm Brewery for support of our Court of Honor Reception

NYSNLA also wishes to thank Member Scott Schaal and Hunter Springs Landscape Artisans for stepping-up at the last minute to pick-up and transport the folding chairs, lectern/PA system, and easels we needed for our Plan B holding of the Court of Honor!    

 
President Tony Caggiano, Lifetime CNLP, assists Region 4 Member Scott Schaal in the unloading of Court of Honor ceremony equipment.

State Fair & Awards Selection Committees

State Fair Committee
Beth Fry, Senior CNLP – Chair
Melissa Caggiano, CNLP
Elizabeth Snyder, CNLP

CNLP of the Year Selection Committee
Beth Fry, Senior CNLP – Co-Chair
Jerry Parmenter, Senior CNLP – Co-Chair
Liz Berkeley, CNLP
Dannielle Carr, CNLP
John Gaylardo, CNLP
Christian Gruber, CNLP
Bob Hansen, CNLP
Carol Isles
Scott Olivieri, CNLP
Kim Schichtel, CNLP
Elizabeth Snyder, CNLP
 
Hall of Fame Selection Committee
Mike Frank – Chair
Phil Tripi
Sharlene Reeves, Lifetime CNLP
 
Dr. George L. Good Gold Medal of Horticulture Selection Committee
Jerry Parmenter, Senior CNLP – Chair
William Head
Donna W. Maromarco, CNLP
Dr. Martin Petrovic

 

Watch for full State Fair and additional Court of Honor coverage in the upcoming issue of Excelsior Green,
our newsletter!