2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2021 Statewide Award Winners!


Morris Hursh: Patricia Harmon

Past winners:

  • Alice Ophelia Lynch aka "Miss Alice" (2019)
  • Fletcher Hinds (2018)
  • Stan Groff (2016)
  • Kari Jo Faulhaber (2015)
  • Linda Berglin (2013)
Outstanding Child Foster Care: Doug and Nancy Lawver

Past winners:

  • Tracey and Kevin Wieber (2020)
  • Ann and Dan Full (2019)
  • Dwayne and Myra Purnell (2018)
  • Sarah and Todd Randall (2017)
  • Mary Inwards (2016)
 
Outstanding Retiree: Sue Uhde, Watonwan County Human Services

Past winners:

  • LaRae Gravley (2020)
  • Julie Mayo (2019)
  • Marlys Lemke (2018)
  • Ken Ebel (2017)
  • Theresa Melmer (2016)
 
Outstanding Student: Hillary Olsen, University of Minnesota Duluth

Past winners:

  • Mikayla Clements (2019)
  • Rebekah Nysetvlod (2018)
  • Andrea Kittleson (2017)
  • Heather Bowman (2016)
Outstanding Adult Foster Care: Darla and Robert Rima

Past winners:

  • Debra and Michael Michlitsch (2020)
  • Justin Swanson (2019)
  • Heather and Trent Griswold (2018) 
  • Robin Slothman (2017)
  • David and Vicky Warren (2016)
Community Collaboration: The Yellow Line Project

Past winners:

  • Connected Kids Initiative (2020)
  • Kick Cancer to the Curb (2019)
  • Functional Industries, Wright County, Central MN Mental Health Center, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services (2018)
  • Hennepin County Office of Multicultural Services (2017)
  • MN Communities Caring for Children (MCCC) (2016)
Outstanding Staff Achievement: David Loher, Anoka County Human Services

Past winners:

  • Beth Mulso (2020)
  • Ruth Sundermeyer (2019)
  • Marg Schmitz (2018)
  • Sonhui Baker (2017)
  • Rae Zahn (2016)
Outstanding Volunteer Service: Marg Saeger, Granny's Closet

Past winners:

  • Brooke Hobbs
  • Susan Byrne (2019)
  • Jo Angell (2018)
  • Mike Scanlan (2017)
  • Reverend Paul Johnson (2016)
 
Outstanding Treatment Foster Care: Kent and Cherrie Langford

Past winners:

  • PRL-HCL, Inc.
  • Deanna and Scott Solie (2015)
  • Lorraine Holdsworth (2014)
  • Julie Goldman (2013)
  • Chris and Kelly Evans (2012)