TOCA Hall of Fame

The TOCA Hall of Fame is designed to recognize the cumulative accomplishments of deserving communicators who have made outstanding contributions to the turf and ornamental industry.

Hall of Fame Members:

Bill Klutho being presented the Hall of Fame Award at the 2019 TOCA meeting.

  • Bob Tracinski
  • Owen Towne
  • Margaret Bell
  • Den Gardner
  • Cindy Code
  • Pat Jones
  • Jerry Roche
  • Steve Trusty
  • Jose Milan
  • Ronnie Hall
  • Debbie Clayton
  • Felicia Gillham
  • Bill Klutho

The mission of the Hall of Fame is to promote TOCA’s most outstanding past and present members, amplify and enhance its ideals; advance the professional standards that TOCA champions; as well as to preserve the historic achievements that TOCA members have accomplished.

The 2019 inductee was Bill Klutho. 

To be nominated for the Hall of Fame:

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of communications experience in the green industry
  • Must be nominated by a peer
  • Must foster the values of TOCA
  • Must be a member (or former member) of TOCA
  • Posthumous nominations will be considered


Nominees will be evaluated by the TOCA Hall of Fame Committee (appointed by the TOCA board of directors). The committee will select from a slate of up to 10 candidates per year to be considered for entry into the Hall of Fame. A maximum of three candidates will be elected into the Hall of Fame each year.

The next selection of Hall of Fame recipients will be recognized at the annual TOCA awards banquet, April 2020, in Denver, Colorado. For more information, contact the TOCA office at: or 952/758-6340.