CCA instituted the Michael Graznak Award as a memorial to an outstanding member who met an untimely death. It honors members age 35 or under who have made superior contributions to cooperative communications and who give promise of having a brilliant and successful future.
Anne Moore of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative was honored with the Michael Graznak Award at CCA’s annual institute in Portland, Maine.
CCA instituted the Michael Graznak Award in 1977 as a memorial to an outstanding member who met an untimely death. It honors members under the age of 36 who have made superior contributions to cooperative communications and who give promise of having a brilliant and prosperous future.
Throughout his career, Graznak supported cooperatives and was actively involved in CCA. During the course of many decades, 45 CCA members have been honored in his memory. This year’s recipient is Anne Moore of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.
“In one of the recommendation letters, it was said the 2023 winner (Anne Moore) ‘always makes sure everyone feels included on the team and encourages others to let their ideas be heard,’” said Kelly Jimenez, Carroll EMC, Carrollton, Ga., as she gradually announced this year’s winner at the honors banquet Tuesday night, June 6. “This person has been responsible for wearing numerous hats at their cooperative, including managing the website and social-media pages, e-mail platforms, and serving as the public-relations liaison. She’s extremely organized and has a passion for photography and video production. The recipient (Anne Moore) also has an active role in CCA, including being a member of the board of directors, and has been recognized in the CCA Communications Contest.”
Please join us in congratulating Anne Moore as the 2023 Michael Graznak Award recipient!