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The Beacon Award is the highest honor the Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals bestows on a member of the association. It is given to a person whose actions serve as a guide and a challenge to other members in the landscape contracting profession.


MLP members are encouraged to nominate colleagues for Beacon award consideration.  Please write a letter to the MLP board of directors with the name of your nominee and include the reasons why you believe he/she should receive the Beacon 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:

Beacon Award  - MLP Board of Directors, 67 West Street, Medfield, MA  02052 (“Beacon Award” in Subject Line please)

Deadline for submission of Beacon nominees & letters of support is September 15 for award the following spring.  Beacon recipients are selected by December each year and are announced at the annual meeting.  The award presentation typically occurs in April.

Congratulations to the 2023 Beacon Award Recipient, Brian Paige, MCLP!

Brian Paige (R) with Steve Davis 4.18.23


2001           Owen Regan

2002           Roger Cook, MCLP, MCA

2003           Virginia Wood

2004          Dan Foley, MCLP

2005          Mike Lueders, MCLP

2006           John Filias, MCLP

2007          Rudy Piantedosi, MCLP

2008           Mike Davidsohn, MCLP

2009           David Rykbost, MCLP

2010           Jon Ciffolillo, MCLP

2011           Genie Holland, MCLP

2012           Monique Allen, MCLP

2013           Roger B. Sturgis, MCLP

2014           Matt Gramer, MCLP

2016           Carol Robertson, MCLP

2017           Stephen L. Crowe, MCLP, MCA

2018           Joann Vieira

2021           Joe Szczechowicz, MCLP

2022          Doug McDuff, MCLP, MCA

2023           Brian Paige, MCLP

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