Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! The 2017 Conference at Paradise Point was one that I will never forget. The team of volunteers that put in the sweat cannot be thanked enough. I would like to recognize them, Program: Jeremy Barrick, Nicholas Crawford, Davey; Dave Ephron, One Tripp Tree; Vince Mikulanis, Davey; Matthew Wells, City of Santa Monica, Decorations: Donna Trotter, City of Encinitas; Rachelle Melious, Mr G. Trees; Roger Boddaert, The Tree Man of Fallbrook; Victor Hernandez, West Coast Arborists; Tree Planting: Albert Sais, City of San Diego. Educational Exhibits: Corey Bassett, West Coast Arborists, Inc. Hospitality: Lynnette Short, CALFIRE. Properties/Audio Visual: Ryan Pendleton, Epicenter Management. Registration: Heather Crippen, Epicenter Management & Al Remyn, WCISA Past President. Speakers: Delia Juncal, Epicenter Management; Tina McKeand, Davey Resource Group. Spouse/Guest Program: Kalli Legakes, Tree San Diego. Transportation: Marisa Dunn, West Coast Arborists, Inc and of course Show Management: Rose Epperson, Epicenter Management. Without these folks, there is no way this experience would have been the success that it was. I am so happy to see the fruits of their efforts produce such a wonderful event. Regarding myself being awarded the WCISA Presidents Award, I am very grateful to be recognized by this organization and now past President Lisa Smith for my contributions. The names engraved in that trophy are people who have led the way in this industry creating opportunities for people like myself. I will hold that trophy in high regard over the next year. Thanks for making the WCISA 2017 Conference a wonderful event!