AFA Association Awards

Nominate a Deserving Individual

The purpose of the AFA Association Awards is recognize members who are committed to the industry and contribute to the work of the American Fence Association. Take 10 minutes and tell us about a deserving fence professional who exemplifies the criteria of the Ambassador, Distinguished Service, Hall of Fame Award, Fence Contractor of the Year or Manufacturer of the Year awards.

The deadline for nominations is 5:00 PM on December 31, 2018.

Know Before You Nominate

You’ll need to submit both personal and professional details about your nominee’s contributions of service to the fence industry in order to nominate them. Our online nomination form asks for information such as:

  • Number of years in the industry
  • AFA Board and Committee Service (role, years, etc.)
  • Affiliate Boards, Committees, Task Forces or Other Service to the Industry
  • Participation at the Chapter level
  • Participation in the local community

The AFA Awards Committee will review eligible nominees and select the award winners. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony during FENCETECH 2019 in Indianapolis.

How to Apply

Use the award descriptions and eligibility requirements here to guide you as you consider who to nominate, then submit your picks underneath the selected category.

Individuals can be nominated for more than one award as long as they’ve been an AFA member in good standing for a minimum of five consecutive years and meet all specific award requirements.

Ambassador Award

Granted to the individual who devotes extraordinary energy to perpetuating and advancing the AFA’s name, reputation and ideals. This year’s recipient will receive a unique, custom designed watch in appreciation of their tireless support.

Eligibility
  • Nominee must be a member in good standing for the past 5 consecutive years. Nominating individual or organization must be affiliated with an AFA member company in good standing.
  • Nominee must have a minimum of 5 years of service in the fence industry. The time frame of service shall be inclusive of all years in the industry and not limited to years of service at any one company.
  • Nominee must have shown a specific service to the association and industry and follow AFA’s statement of Business and Ethical Practices. Service will be interpreted as, but not limited to, AFA committee work, AFA chapter participation as an officer or committee chair, or serving on a the AFA Association board.
  • Posthumous awards may be accepted if the criteria for eligibility are met.

Distinguished Service Award

This award honors an individual who is a living examples of the highest ethics and standards of excellence. This year’s recipient will receive a unique, custom designed watch in appreciation of their great industry contribution.

Eligibility
  • Nominee and those sponsoring the nominee must be affiliated with the fence industry.
  • Nominee must have a minimum of 20 years of service in the fence industry with the last 10 years serving in an upper management or ownership position. The period of service shall be inclusive of all years in the industry and not limited to years of service at any one company.
  • Nominee must have displayed business integrity, be highly respected in the industry.
  • Posthumous awards may be accepted if the criteria for eligibility are met.

Hall of Fame Award

This is the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the AFA. The recipient displays outstanding achievement, dedication and exceptional contributions to the fence industry and receives an engraved silver tray as an award for their achievement.

Eligibility
  • Nominee must be a member in good standing for the past 5 consecutive years. Nominating individual or organization must be affiliated with an AFA member company in good standing.
  • Hall of Fame nominees must have a minimum of 25 years of service in the fence industry and have made a substantial contribution in one of the following:
    • Outstanding support of the AFA through volunteer service on boards or committees.
    • Distinguished contributions through leadership or support within fence industry.
  • Nominee shall have a high standard of unquestionable ethics and moral character.

Fence Contractor of the Year Award

The Fence Contractor of the Year Award recognizes a company’s outstanding service to AFA that advances the name, reputation and ideals of the Association on both local and national levels, as well as the company’s integrity and character.

Eligibility
  • Nominated company must be an AFA contractor member in good standing at the time of nomination.
  • Nominee must adhere to the American Fence Association’s statement of Business and Ethical Practices.
  • Nominee must actively participate in his or her local chapter meetings and activities.
  • Nominee must be involved in the National AFA, through participation in national activities such as attendance at FENCETECH within the past twenty-four (24) months.
  • All nominations shall include a typed statement (no more than one page) from the sponsor, describing in detail the nominee’s participation in the local chapter, any local community involvement, Association involvement through attendance at FENCETECH, AFA University, etc. and why the nominee deserves the award. Any nomination not containing a signed statement will not be eligible.
  • Nominee’s Chapter and community involvement criteria will be verified with his or her local AFA Chapter.
  • Incomplete nomination forms will not be eligible.

Manufacturer of the Year Award

The Manufacturer of the Year Award recognizes a company’s outstanding service to the industry and AFA that advances the name, reputation and ideals of the Association on both local and national levels, as well as the company’s integrity and character.

Eligibility
  • Nominee must be an AFA manufacturer member in good standing at the time of nomination.
  • Nominee must adhere to the American Fence Association’s statement of Business and Ethical Practices.
  • Nominee must actively participate in his or her local chapter meetings and activities.
  • Nominee must be involved in the National AFA, through participation in national activities such as attendance at FENCETECH within the past twenty-four (24) months.
  • All nominations shall include a typed statement (no more than one page) from the sponsor, describing in detail the nominee’s participation in the local chapter, any local community involvement, Association involvement through attendance at FENCETECH, AFA University, etc. and why the nominee deserves the award. Any nomination not containing a signed statement will not be eligible.
  • Nominee’s Chapter and community involvement criteria will be verified with his or her local AFA Chapter.
  • Incomplete nomination forms will not be eligible.

Questions?

If you have questions or encounter issues with award nominations, please call (800) 822-4342 or email memberservices@americanfenceassociation.com.