September 29, 2017
National TU Distinguished Leadership Award goes to NJ TU Chair Rich Thomas
RIch Thomas, Chair of New Jersey Trout Unlimited, received the the National Trout Unlimited Distinguished Service Leadership Award at TU’s Annual Meeting 9/29/2017.
Rich received this award for his years of effort and his successes on behalf of NJ and National Trout Unlimited’s missions of Conservation, Protection, and Restoration of New Jersey and America’s river and cold water resources.
Rich has served as member, committee chair, board member, and President of his local chapter of TU, Central NJ Chapter 123. He has been a board member of the NJ State Council of TU, National Leadership Council Representative, and Chair of the NJ State Council. On a national level he has worked with TU’s partners in preserving the Upper Delaware River in NY, and served on TU’s National Strategic Planning Committee.
Rich Thomas brought his professional skills, his intellect, his ability to work in partnership and to mentor others, to Trout Unlimited’s mission. But it is his passionate commitment to protection of the environment and a better future that made him so effective. We salute Rich for the achievements that led him to being awarded this prestigious award on behalf of National TU’s 150,000 members.