Edward Treder is the worthy recipient of the 2023 Phil Adleson Education & Advocacy Award. The award is presented annually to a member who both educates and advocates on behalf of UTA and its membership.
The stringent criteria for the award includes being a ‘master teacher’, who has presented and educated members in a clear and informative manner with excellently researched and prepared materials; advocated before public officials on behalf of the association; and drafted legislation on behalf of the association.
In presenting the award, UTA Cathe Cole-Sherburn said that Treder “has provided critical information as a speaker at many dinner events and at our annual conference, going back over thirty years. He has written many articles over three decades for UTA Quarterly. He has lobbied four times on behalf of the UTA in Sacramento clarifying the law and protections for UTA members. He has served on our Board of Directors as our Treasurer.”
Cole-Sherburn added; “He has been a model of service to our industry and to our Association; he has been a leader in providing Trustee education; and he has done it with grace and class every step of the way.”
Treder stated, “This award has been given to some giants in our industry and I’m honored and humbled to share the award with them. I greatly respected and admired Phil and all of his contributions and accomplishments in our industry and to be acknowledged by my peers with an award named in his honor is a real honor to me.”