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Each year, the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) asks members to nominate exceptional county employees, programs and collaborations for the association's annual awards. 

The awards are given in the following categories:

AMC President's Award
Each year, the outgoing AMC President selects an individual (or individuals) to receive this prestigious award that is given for exemplary leadership in public service.  No nominations are accepted for this award.

AMC Outstanding Service Award
Outstanding Service Awards
are presented to individuals who have exhibited exceptional leadership, innovation and/or participation in county government and the Association. 

AMC County Achievement Award
County Achievement Awards recognize valuable innovations and improvements in county government. 

AMC-BWSR County Conservation Award
The AMC-BWSR County Conservation Award recognizes a county’s leadership, innovation and excellence in protecting or improving their natural resources.  This award is presented by AMC and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).

MAPCED Outstanding Economic Development Award

The Minnesota Association of Professional County Economic Developers' (MAPCED) Outstanding Economic Development Award  celebrates successful economic development efforts and partnerships that fulfill the MAPCED mission of fostering economic growth expanding tax base and enhancing quality of life in Minnesota counties. 

If you have any questions about AMC's annual awards, please contact:
Laurie Klupacs, Deputy Director, at 651-789-4329 or by email.

2018 Award Recipients

AMC President's Awards
Commissioner Toni Carter
Ramsey County 

Commissioner Marcia Ward
Winona County 

Commissioner Joe Bouvette
Kittson County

AMC Outstanding Service Awards
Commissioner DeWayne Mareck
Stearns County

Julie Kleinschmidt
Ramsey County

Jim Standish
Grant County

Tamra Laska
Crow Wing County

AMC County Achievement Awards
Library VolunTeen Program
Anoka County

Chemical Health and Heroin Initiative
Anoka County

Minnesota Prairie County Alliance
Dodge, Steele, and Waseca Counties

IPS Collaboration
Wright County

AMC-BWSR County Conservation Award
Grass Lake Prairie Wetland Restoration
Kandiyohi County

MAPCED Outstanding Economic Development Award 
Daikin North Project
Rice County, 
in partnership with the City of Faribault