Allegiance Award Winners

Mike Baron Wins 2018 Allegiance Award, CLCA’s Top Honor

In recognition of his years of service and leadership, the California Landscape Contractors Association has presented Mike Baron with its Allegiance Award, the association’s most prestigious honor.

In recognition of his years of service and leadership, the California Landscape Contractors Association has presented Mike Baron with its Allegiance Award, the association's most prestigious honor.
Eric Watanabe, CLCA's 2017 Allegiance Award recipient, with Mike Baron, the 2018 winner of the association's most prestigious honor.
The award, which is given only to a green industry professional who has been a member of the association for a minimum of 15 years and who has had a significant effect on the industry, was presented during the association’s annual Leadership Conference in Ontario February 5.
To say Mike is a tireless spokesperson for water use efficiency in California would be a gross understatement. He was integral to the establishment of the CLCA Water Management Certification Program. He also helped build CLCA’s approach to the 2010 Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) update. He has taught water management and MWELO classes and has participated in numerous CLCA Landscape Water Conferences as a speaker and vendor.
When presenting the award, 2017 Allegiance Award winner Eric Watanabe praised Mike “for his tireless efforts and willingness to promote CLCA and the green industry.”

Allegiance Awards

2018 Mike Baron
2017 Marianne Estournes & Eric Watanabe
2016 Chris McNairy & Wendy Emeterio
2015 Henry Buder
2014 Dave Norred
2014 Pete Dufau
2013 Barbara Alvarez
2012 Jon Singley
2011 Robert Crudup
2010 Scott McGilvray & Gary Vallen
2009 Gordon Larson
2008 Peter Estournes clp, clia
2007 Allen Chariton & Tom Ellington
2006 Cindy Strauss & David Penry
2005 Jay Tripathi clp
2004 Fred Hanker
2003 Jon Alsdorf clt
2002 Anthony Bertotti clp, clt, & Mary Cohen
2001 John Redmond, Jr. (awarded posthumously)
2000 Charles Nunley
1999 Lebo Newman
1998 Richard Cohen
1995 Timothy Nord
1994 Richard Angelo clt
1993 Herbert S. Frank (awarded posthumously)
1992 Mickey Strauss
1990 Barry Cohen, Nelson Colvin & Roger Fiske