hall of Fame

The purpose of the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame, a function of the Georgia Division, Southeastern Society of American Foresters, to honor foresters who have made outstanding and significant contributions to the forestry profession.

Nominating Procedure

Any member, or past member, living or deceased, of the Georgia Division, Southeastern Society of American Foresters who, in the opinion of the nominators, has made outstanding contributions to the profession can be nominated. The nominee must be, or have been, a resident of the State of Georgia.

A dated, formal nomination stating the nominee's current address and telephone number must be presented to the Chair, Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame Committee by June 1 of each year to allow distribution to the Hall of Fame Committee members for their consideration before the annual committee meeting customarily held during the last week in June. The nomination must be signed by the principal nominator and include address and telephone number. An additional minimum of four supporting signatures must follow that of the principal nominator. All signers must be currently active members of the Georgia Division, Southeastern Society of American Foresters.

A detailed professional biography and other statements, not exceeding 300 words, emphasizing the nominee's professional contributions must accompany the nomination.

Resume of Achievements and Contributions to Forestry

Please Note: Election to the Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame requires recognition of outstanding contributions to the broad field of forestry. These contributions should be documented in a concise, straightforward manner in those areas of activity pertinent to the nominee's professional accomplishments. Listed below are several criteria or activities which may be helpful in compiling this information. The list is obviously not inclusive, and it is intended only as a guideline for your use.

Contributions to Professional Forestry in One or More Categories

  • Widely recognized leadership role in the application of knowledge and service to forest resources.
  • Superior performance and service in the development and implementation of quality forestry programs at local, regional, or national levels.
  • Recognition of service and contributions through awards, honors, citations, offices, commissions, etc.
  • Participation and service to various SAF activities at the local, division, or national levels.
  • Recognition of problems and needs in forestry and efforts directed toward meeting these challenges.
  • Conscientious concern and effort in promoting professionalism among foresters, especially advising and assisting young professionals in achieving career goals.
  • Noteworthy contributions and support of forestry organizations or institutions through service, political activities and/or philanthropic means.
  • Notable contributions to the area of conservation through rational concern over environmental issues and problems and participation in local, regional, or national ancillary organizations.

Hall of Fame Committee

Full NameEmailTerm End
Mr. Leo M. Kelly[email protected]12/31/2024