Each year, the Minnesota Association of Senior Services honors outstanding individuals for their work in the field of aging. 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 2020 Award Winners!
The winners of the 2020 MASS Professional Awards have been selected! Unfortunately, due to safety concerns related to COVID-19 and the Stay At Home order, the presentations had to be postponed. We will be celebrating in the future when it is safe!
- Outstanding Professional in the Field of Aging: Lesley Young, Club Prior, Prior Lake
- Up and Coming Professional: Stephanie Baumann, Rosemount Parks & Recreation
Outstanding Professional in the Field of Aging award winner Lesley Young was surprised at a special presentation, attended by seniors from Club Prior, Lesley's family, Prior Lake Parks & Recreation staff, the Mayor of Prior Lake, and many others wanting to celebrate her many accomplishments. MASS members Barb Lipinski, Stephanie Baumann, and Sue Bohnsack presented Lesley with the well deserved award. Congratulations Lesley!!
Thank You to the 2020 MASS Awards Committee
Committee Members: Stephanie Baumann, Renee Brekken, Shannon Young, Laura Hoberg, Norm Kunselman. If you are interested in serving on next year's Awards Committee, please contact Stephanie Baumann at 651-322-6016 or [email protected] This is a fun committee to serve on, as our job is to honor and recognize our deserving colleagues for their hard work and dedication to the field. We are always looking for new members!
Past Award Recipients:
|2019||Laura Hoberg||Up and Coming Professional||Winona Friendship Center|
|2019||Sue Bohnsack||Outstanding Professional||Eden Prairie Senior Center|
|2018||Heather Radke||Up and Coming Professional||Marshall Senior Center|
|2018||Laura Hood||Outstanding Professional||Whitney Senior Center, St. Cloud|
|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|