This award honours staff and employees who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication in their role.
This award is unique, as the nominations come from the very volunteers who serve under their guidance. These individuals have not only inspired their members but have also had a profound impact on those they have mentored, creating an environment of growth and support.
Each nominee exemplifies the true spirit of teamwork, fostering an inclusive and nurturing atmosphere that empowers volunteers to shine. Unwavering commitment to excellence and their genuine concern to the well-being of those they lead is a driving force behind the success of countless projects and initiatives.
Through their leadership, they have not only accomplished organizational goals but also transformed lives and touched hearts. The respect and admiration from their members are a testament to the lasting impression they have made.
Let’s celebrate the contributions of these remarkable individuals. Their ability to motivate and uplift others has created a ripple effect of positivity and camaraderie throughout the program.
This award has been named in honour of Janet Laminack who was the Horticulture Extension Agent for Denton County from 2008 until her death in June 2023 last month. She faced numerous battles with cancer, yet her spirit never wavered. She showed unparalleled courage, touching the lives of everyone around her. She was a fierce leader and guide to her volunteers in Denton County. Janet was truly loved by many and will be remembered as a bright light by all who knew her.
- AgriLife Extension personnel who oversee a Master Gardener program are eligible to be nominated.
- Personnel who have be awarded the Janet Laminack Award are not eligible for renomination in future years.
- The nomination must not exceed 500 words.
- Deadline for submissions is March 1st.
- Submissions should be made by the President of the county association.
Please submit the following information to the President of the TMGA by email:
- Give a description of the nominee’s outstanding efforts in supporting, guiding and fostering the MG program. Be sure to include the number of years the nominee has provided MG program oversight.
- Explain how the nominee’s outstanding contributions have impacted the MG program, and the AgriLife Extension Service. Be sure to include how the nominee’s impact was evaluated.
- Submit a maximum of four (4) high-resolution digital images in JPEG format with your nomination. Identify who is in the image and work being performed. Images should provide support, clarify and enhance the understanding of the nomination narrative. Digital images may include photographs, newspaper clippings, etc.
The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee, much like the Sharie Lanza Award. The award will be presented at the annual State Master Gardener Conference, accompanied by a monetary award of $500.00.