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Martin McGuinn Honored with Phil Adleson Award

Martin McGuinn accepts Member of the Year Award

Martin McGuinn is the worthy recipient of the 2018 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 President Cathe Cole-Sherburn said that McGuinn has “reviewed, supported and written many of UTA’s amicus briefs and presented to members annually on California Case law which provides relevant, practical and absolutely critical information to trustees.”

McGuinn has served many terms for decades on the Board of Directors and has been a driving force for UTA as an active Director and now Corporate Counsel.  He has actively lobbed annually in Sacramento on behalf of UTA.  “he has been a model of education and advocacy and I am thrilled to present the Phil Adleson Education and Advocacy award to Marty McGuinn.”

“I am honored to accept this award which honors my dear friend, Phil Adleson,” said McGuinn.  “I hope to follow in his footsteps in education and advocacy.”


Phil Adleson Education & Advocacy Award Winners

2018 – Martin T. McGuinn
2017 – Michelle Mierzwa

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