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In 2002, the Board of Trustees established the Craftsman of the Year Award to honor New Jerseyans who have, in their own unique ways, significantly advanced our mission. The honorees are:

2002 Richard Bagger 2008 Martyl Pollack
2003 John Cunningham 2009 Gary Fisch
2004 Malcolm Dick 2010 Jerry Vezza
2005 John H. Bunnell 2011 Mark DeBiasse
2006 Carmine Toto, Jr. 2013 Janet W. Foster
2007Herbert P. Kean

Craftsman of the Year 2013
Local historian, preservationist, author, teacher and volunteer, Janet Foster is truly dedicated to her love of historic preservation. Her career includes positions at Columbia and Drew Universities in their Historic Preservation programs. Janet has also been a Professional Member for the Architectural Review Board at Sherwood Farms in Greenwich, CT, Design Review Coordinator and Construction Manager for Hartley Farms in Harding, and Co-founder and Partner in Acroterion LLC, Historic Preservation Consultants in Morristown.

Janet's volunteer work includes serving on the boards of the Morris County Historic Preservation and Open Space Trust Fund, the Madison Historic Preservation Commission, and the Trustees of the Hartley Dodge Memorial.
Through the years she has been a supportive friend of METC, and she has spent countless hours sharing her knowledge of historic preservation with others. She has made a lasting difference in the future of our local history. We are proud to honor Janet Foster as our Craftsman of the Year 2013.