Wendell E. Butler Award
Renamed the Wendell Butler Award in 1975, this award is recognized as FNGLA's most prestigious award. This award recognizes an individual who serves FNGLA and
the industry by providing leadership, service, contributions and has shown a sincere interest in
the advancement of the association and the industry. The person's involvement in FNGLA has
made a positive impact on the success of the association, its members and the industry and serves as an example to others. The award winner then sits on the next year's Industry Awards Selection Committee.
Award Criteria: An individual who is currently a member of FNGLA and has proved faithful and exceptional service to the horticulture industry and FNGLA, not withstanding personal gain. Previous Butler Award winners are not eligible, nor is the incumbent FNGLA President.
2017 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient
Wes and Vickie Parrish, Parrish Nursery, retired
With over 50 industry years under their combined belts, you canâ€™t talk about FNGLAâ€™s Broward Chapter without instantly thinking of this dynamic duo! While theyâ€™ve had their hands on almost every chapter activity for at least the last decade, both are very active in FNGLA state activities tooâ€”with Vickie serving on multiple committees, and Wes having been FNGLA President and NHF President. 2017 brought huge change for this coupleâ€”retiring from their business and welcoming their first grandchild! We celebrate their many years of commitment to FNGLA.
2016 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient
Bob Cook, FCHP
Ft. Myers, FL
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2015 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient
Theresa & Kevin Riley, FCHP
Rockledge Gardens, Inc.
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2014 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient
2013 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient
2012 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient
2011 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient
2010 Wendell E. Butler Award Recipient
M.E. "Buck" Wurster, FCLC, of B & L Landscape Co., Inc.
Roger and Janice Brooks of Four B's Nursery, Inc.
Gary Roberts, FCLD
Bill "Rocky" Klinger
Joe Cialone Sr.