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.
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!!
There were several wonderful and deserving nominees this year; the Awards Committee had a tough job! Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2019 awards, and keep those nominations coming!
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|