Kim Coder, professor of community forestry, was selected by the Georgia Urban Forest Council Inc. to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Coder is a founding member of the Georgia Urban Forest Council. Since the council’s creation, Coder has served GUFC as president and education chair.
Over his professional career, Coder has served as the world president of the International Society of Arboriculture, president of the Southern Chapter of ISA and president of the International Arboricultural Research and Education Academy.
He also was recognized by the ISA, receiving the highest international award for arboriculture education. In addition, he was twice appointed to the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, representing the universities of the nation to advise the secretary of agriculture on community forestry issues.