August 22, 2019


LUFKIN, TEXAS – Texas Forestry Association has named Ed Small as the recipient for the Ed Wagoner Leadership Award at the Association’s annual convention held at The Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches, Texas on October 25-27, 2017.

“This award recognizes the high standards of leadership set by Ed Wagoner, who served as TFA Executive Vice President from 1955 through 1983,” said Dr. Jerry Marcontell, TFA President. “Ed Small has gone above and beyond in his commitment and service to TFA, and it is our honor to present him with this award.”

Small received the award in honor and recognition of his leadership, time and personal attention to the success of the many TFA programs. He has been a TFA member since 1995 and has provided his professional services as an attorney and lobbyist to the Association for over 20 years.

“Today, we want to recognize his leadership that played a vital role in passing truck weight legislation, timber theft legislation, and led the legislative efforts that resulted in the establishment of the Prescribed Burn Board,” said Dr Marcontell. “He has been a loyal friend of the forestry community and we greatly appreciate his wise council throughout the years.”

In addition, Small led efforts for two years to make a rule change to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for easier performance during prescribed burns while maintaining air quality regulations. He has also provided his legal services when TFA members required assistance with positive results.

Ed Small accepts the Ed Wagoner Leadership Award during the annual convention for the Texas Forestry Association held at The Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches, Texas on Oct. 25-27, 2017. Presenting the award is Dr. Jerry Marcontell.

Texas Forestry Association, the voice for forestry for 100 years, promotes an economic, social and political climate that will advance forestry in Texas through education, political action and public relations, as well as serving the broad needs of the forest resource of landowners, producers and consumers, and to enhance and perpetuate the Texas forest resource.