Michael Lee, manager, government affairs, earned the 2018 Grassroots Excellence Award from Responsible Industry for A Sound Environment (RISE) at its annual meeting Sept. 25 in Amelia Island, Fla. Lee was honored for his work to engage GCSAA members in Maryland and Maine in responding to anti-pesticide bills working through state legislatures last spring. Lee's proactive and strategic support and engagement with superintendents on the ground in those states lead to the defeat of the bills as announced by RISE staff at the meeting.
GCSAA is a long standing member of the RISE coalition. RISE is the national trade association representing manufacturers, formulators, distributors and other industry leaders involved with pesticides and fertilizers for non-ag use. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., RISE is engaged at the federal, state, and local levels of government.
Read the RISE press release about the meeting and Lee's win.