William J. Porter Award of Appreciation
Each year, the William J. Porter Award of Appreciation is presented to someone who excels in their contribution to Arboriculture and has made significant strides to promote trees, education and makes a positive impact to peers and colleagues. At the 94th Annual Meeting of the NJ Shade Tree Federation, Lisa Simms was presented with the coveted honor.
Lisa has served for many years as the Executive Director of the NJ Tree Foundation and has been a continued supporter of the NJ Shade Tree Federation. Lisa and her staff join the Federation each year at the Annual Conference to lend very much appreciated helping hands. During the year, Lisa is sure to stock up on the Federation's brochures and distribute the publications at the many presentations she gives throughout the year to the many organizations and individuals she educates about the care and maintenance of shade trees. As Executive Director of the NJ Tree Foundation, Lisa directs her staff and works tirelessly with communities to plant the proper trees and educate all on their care. It is with great pleasure and fitting that this year's William J. Porter Appreciation Award is presented to Lisa Simms.