The Professional Grounds Management Society and Landscape Management magazine have named Brigham Young University's grounds manager the Landscape Manager of the Year.
Roy Peterman of Provo will accept the national award at a Landscape Exposition in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 23.Peterman joined BYU in 1972 as the sprinkler foreman. He was promoted to manager of the Grounds Department in 1978. His expertise has been used to assist with the training of grounds managers of LDS Church facilities throughout the world.
A Master Gardener Training Program developed by Peterman has been recognized nationally as an outstanding model for grounds maintenance training. He also has been recognized nationally for his innovative design and construction of BYU's football field at Cougar Stadium.
This year Peterman, received the Urban Forestry Beautification Board Award and the award for Outstanding Landscaper of Provo.
In 1985, he visited China as a member of a delegation of U.S. grounds administrators.