The Board of Directors of the Professional Grounds Management Society selected the Irrigation Association to receive its 2016 Gold Medal Award. This award is presented each year to an individual or entity in recognition of outstanding and long-term achievements and/or contributions to the green industry.
PGMS felt that the work of the IA, in terms of research and promotion of better water management techniques and the certifying of professionals in that field, is a significant contribution to the green industry and as such is deserving of the recognition and honor that comes with its Gold Medal.
The Gold Medal was presented during the PGMS induction and awards dinner, which took place in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, October 21, at the Galt House. IA CEO Deborah Hamlin, CAE, FASAE and IA Board Member John Newlin, CIC, CIT, CLIA attended on behalf of the IA.