2007 Connie Jacobs
Marie Greeniaus Award 2007
2005 marked the establishment of the CSAAC Outstanding Achievement Award. The Award was created to honour CSAAC Members who promote exceptional leadership and professionalism of CSAAC. Our first recipient was Marie Greeniaus. In 2006 this award was renamed the Marie Greeniaus Award in honour and memory of our dear friend who left us December 2005.
Connie Jacobs, former CSAAC Executive Director, was named the first recipient of the Marie Greeniaus Award at last year’s meetings in Edmonton in 2007. However, the London meeting in 2008 was the first opportunity to present the award. Dianne Gilhuly, CSAAC Past President, presented the award to Connie during the banquet. Connie accepted the challenge of developing the Executive Director position for the Association and truly demonstrated leadership and dedication to seed testing. She was instrumental in taking CSAAC to the level of professionalism now enjoyed by the Association.