PLNA Awards Programs
PLNA offers a number of awards to recognize excellence both within the membership and with those outside of the membership who support PLNA's mission. Click on each of the award titles for more details and a list of award winners.
Green Industry Professional Awards
Fredrick J. Mummert Distinguished Service Award is PLNA's highest honor for an individual.
PLNA Hall of Fame Award is bestowed upon a horticultural industry professional who has made great strides in advancing the horticultural industry in Pennsylvania at both the state and local levels.
Green Achiever Award is very much like the Hall of Fame Award, except this award recipient must be relatively "new" to the green industry.
Exceptional Leadership Award is PLNA's newest award made to someone who contributes significantly to a PLNA project or program.
Green Industry Advocate Award is presented a government official who has demonstrated concrete support for the green industry by their advocacy on our behalf.
PLNA Life Membership
Life Membership is granted to individuals from within the Corporation membership whose special contribution to PLNA make them worthy of a lifetime membership with no dues assessed. Individuals must be nominated by a member in good standing and the nomination is considered and voted upon by the Board of Directors.
Members are recognized at 100 years, 50 years, 40 years, 30 years, 20 years and 10 years of membership. Members attaining 100, 50 and 40 years of membership are awarded special plaques. The 30, 20 and 10 year members are recognized with special certificates.
PCH Emeritus status honors PCH’s who have maintained their designation in good standing for at least 25 years.
PLNA Foundation Scholarship Awards
To enhance the relationship between students and the landscape and nursery industry, the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association Foundation recognizes the effort of outstanding students in each of Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities offering horticulture nursery production, landscape contracting, or a strongly related field. This is in addition to any specifically named scholarships.
The Foundation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association continues the tradition originally established by PLNA. Each scholastic award winner receives a certificate and cash award for the current academic year to be applied to tuition, books, or educational supplies.