The award recognizes those who contribute selflessly for the betterment of their communities, and is to be presented during the Positive Impact Awards Gala in Miami, Florida on April 3 at the Intercontinental Hotel Miami.
Medrano, owner of CoCal Landscape, is also in the running for the Positive Impact Person of the Year for his commitment to the development of his community at home and abroad.
Medrano has dedicated himself to the advancement of Hispanic workers in the landscaping and lawn care industry by providing educational initiatives and training programs that help them achieve supervisory and managerial positions.
In addition to his work in the industry, Medrano supports his local community of Denver, Colorado by donating resources and materials for fundraisers and medical centers while also giving back to his hometown of Chihuahua, Mexico by supporting athletic programs and donating money, clothing and computers to an orphanage.
Medrano continues to guide the NHLA’s development as a director and officer, and he is also a founding member of PLANET’s (The Professional Landcare Network) Academic Excellence Foundation (AEF), which provides scholarships annually to college students majoring in horticulture, landscape design and other areas of study related to the landscape industry.