History of DALTA’s Member of the Year Award

Each Year DALTA’s Board of Directors awards one person with the honorary title of Member of the Year. This tradition was started in 1999 by Terri Bailey, DALTA’s President at the time. The award was implemented to recognize the organization’s leaders who went above and beyond what was expected of them in their board position.  The intent of the award implementation was not for it to become an annual award, but each year since, DALTA’s Board of Directors has found at least one deserving recipient. This is now an annual tradition for our association.

The winner of DALTA’s Member of the Year is consequently nominated for the NALTA Member of the Year award. Recipients of the national title have often contributed heavily to their local chapter, the NALTA certification program, and place of employment. They are often deemed to have high professionalism and outstanding character.

We have compiled a list of the past award recipients:

Year 

Award Recipient 

 1999

John Bacon

 2000

 Temple Klipple

 2001

 No award recipient

 2002

 Jeannett Feigt

 2003

 Judy Baratta

 2004

 Joan Lucero

 2005

 Linda Grothues

 2006

 Elaine Naranjo

 2007

 Cindy Sandell

 2008

 Lesley Hall

 2009

 Carrie Respass

 2010

 Risa Loudermilk

 2011

 Lynette Johnson

 2012

 Judy Baratta

 2013

 Sally Holt

 2014

Lynette Johnson

 2015

Erica Honeycutt 

 2016

 Debbie Wilpolt

 2017 Jessica Mulverhill
 2018Kelsey Peoples 
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