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:


Award Recipient 


John Bacon


 Temple Klipple


 No award recipient


 Jeannett Feigt


 Judy Baratta


 Joan Lucero


 Linda Grothues


 Elaine Naranjo


 Cindy Sandell


 Lesley Hall


 Carrie Respass


 Risa Loudermilk


 Lynette Johnson


 Judy Baratta


 Sally Holt


Lynette Johnson


Erica Honeycutt 


 Debbie Wilpolt

 2017 Jessica Mulverhill
 2018Kelsey Peoples 
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