In recognition of outstanding achievement and in tribute to creative vision and ability in the interpretation and furtherance of the aims of The Garden Club of America
2007 Winner: Christine D. Freitag
Joining Akron Garden Club in 1971 and serving as president of The Garden Club of America from 1993-1995, Christine Freitag was a heartfelt conservationist and environmental activist. She was in the vanguard of the citizens working together to create Cuyahoga Valley National Park and inaugurated The Garden Club of America Partners for Plants project in the park. She established and led Scenic Ohio and founded Friends of Metro Parks, an organization assisting in the preservation of the parks in Summit County.