The 2016 Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Florists Association Special Services Award was presented to Dee Otto at the annual WUMFA convention. It is given to a member who has gone above and beyond expectations, not only in WUMFA, but in the promotion of the floriculture industry at large.
Dee Otto, DJ Custom Designs, Wind Lake, Wisconsin, has been a flower shop owner for 31 years. During that time she has donated many hours to the association as a board member, serving on various committees, and encouraging members to be involved in the association.
She has served in many positions at the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Unit of Teleflora including president, secretary and treasurer. Her involvement at the Wisconsin State Fair has resulted in winning the Grand Champion Floral Challenge and promoting flowers to the fair’s visitors.