VISTA Award Overview
The VISTA award is the most important honor the association can bestow upon one of its members. It was created to recognize truly outstanding tree care professionals whose acts and deeds serve as a guide and challenge for all members of the industry.
The award’s title is an acronym for Vision, Integrity, Service, Talent, and Action – the leadership qualities inherent in all award recipients.
Rip Tompkins, MCA (R) with longtime friend Matt Foti, MCA, who presented the award.
MAA members are encouraged to nominate colleagues for VISTA award consideration. Please write a letter to the MAA board of directors with the name of your nominee and include the reasons why you believe he/she should receive the VISTA award. Take the award’s purpose and title into consideration when crafting your nomination letter. Be specific, cite examples, include details and, if possible, ask for letters of support for your nominee from other members. Nomination letters may be sent via regular mail or e-mail to:
VISTA Award - MAA Board of Directors
67 West Street, Medfield, MA 02052
firstname.lastname@example.org (“VISTA Award” in Subject Line please)