Each year, the Minnesota Association of Senior Services honors outstanding individuals for their work in the field of aging at our spring conference. In 2018, a second category was added; the Up and Coming Professional Award for those who have been in the field for ten years or less.
Now Accepting 2019 Nominations!
We are currently seeking nominations for the 2019 MASS Professional Awards, including the Outstanding Professional in the Field of Aging (10+ years of service) and the Up and Coming Professional Award (less than 10 years of service). The link to the nomination form is below, and nominations can be submitted by a supervisor, colleague, a senior served by the nominee, etc. Self-nominations are also accepted. We would ask that nomination forms be returned to Stephanie Baumann at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1st.
Congratulations to our 2018 Award Winners!
- Outstanding Professional in the Field of Aging: Laura Hood, Whitney Senior Center, St. Cloud
- Up and Coming Professional: Heather Radke, Marshall Senior Center
Up and Coming Professional award winner Heather Radke was surprised at a special presentation, attended by many of the members of the Marshall Senior Center, City of Marshall staff, her beautiful family, and many others wanting to celebrate her accomplishments. MASS members Barb Lipinski, Lacelle Cordes, and Michelle Starkey presented Heather with the award. Congratulations Heather!!
Past Award Recipients:
|2017||Rebecca Kropelnicki||South Washington County Senior Center|
|2016||Nicole Gorman||Farmington Senior Center|
|2015||Barb Lipinski||Marshall Senior Center|
|2014||Laurie Thrush||Hastings Area Senior Center|
|2013||Michelle Starkey||Burnsville Senior Center|
|2012||Steve Pieh||City of Minnetonka Senior Services|
|2011||Linda Walter||City of Lakeville|
|2010||Missie Kohlbeck||Farmington Senior Center|
|2009||Suzanne Kostanshek||Elk River Activity Center|
|2008||Connie Thompson||Fridley Senior Center|
|2007||Arlene Fink||Northfield Senior Center|
|2006||Dodie Johnsrud||Pope County Senior Center|
|2004||Pam Loidolt||Monticello Senior Center|
|2003||Jeanne Fackler||City of Golden Valley|
|2003||Gail Sinkel||Delano Senior Center|
|2002||Susan Newville||Hopkins Senior Center|
|2001||Kris Orluck||Maple Grove Senior Center|
|2000||Cathy Bailey||Gillespie Center, Mound|
|1999||Jennifer Spado (Crotteau)||Buffalo Senior Center|
|1995||Linda Dietz||Breckenridge Senior Center|
|1990||Steve Hennes||Whitney Senior Center, St. Cloud|