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2006 - Individual Achievement Award - Education & Promotion - Carrie Tomlinson

Our final Adult Individual Achievement award tonight goes to a woman who is the heart of what has been called the state’s most progressive urban forestry program.  Carrie Tomlinson is the urban forester for the City of Edmond.  Her success is on public display in the form of 77 new trees downtown, 22 new trees south of downtown, and various beautification elements in both areas.

She also is a member of Keep Edmond Beautiful, volunteers at the local recycling center, has a leading role with the Oklahoma Arborist Association, and recently served two terms as chair of the Oklahoma Urban and Community Forestry Council.  Ms. Tomlinson is credited with establishing Edmond’s tree preservation ordinance, the first in the state, and along the way, she has turned Edmond’s Arbor Day events into a half-day festival.

One judge called Carrie a “get-things-done dynamo” whose work will have an impact for generations to come.

For demonstrating excellence in everything you touch and being an inspiration to urban foresters everywhere, tonight, Carrie Tomlinson, we salute you!