AMC Annual Awards

2024 Nominations Open Until October 25, 2024.
Each year, the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) asks members to nominate exceptional county employees, programs and collaborations for the association's annual awards.  

AMC’s Annual Awards are an excellent opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments  of county staff and programs during the past year.  Winners will be notified in November and the awards are presented at the AMC Annual Conference in December.

Use the title links below to access each award's nomination form:

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.

2023 Award Recipients

AMC President's Award
Barbara Weckman Brekke
Scott County Commissioner

Rich Sve

Lake County Commissioner

AMC Outstanding Service Award
Julie Hanson
Mahnomen County Human Services Director

Alex Kotze
Ramsey County Chief Financial Officer

Pam LeBlanc
Anoka County Chief Officer, Property Records and Taxation

Blair Nelson
Former Waseca County Commissioner

Kyle Oldre
Rock County Administrator/EM Director

AMC County Achievement Awards
Augmented Reality Trail Program - TRACKS
Anoka County

Broadband for All
Beltrami County

Tribal/County Agreement
Fond du Lac Band Human Services, Carlton County Public Health & Human Services, and Arrowhead Regional Corrections

New London-Spicer High School EMT Class
Kandiyohi County

Behavioral Health Services Unit
Rice County

AMC-BWSR County Conservation Award
Ditch 96
Pennington County

MAPCED Outstanding Economic Development Award
Utilizing Resourcetainment to Retain Workers and Encourage Economic Development
Aitkin County and Mississippi Headwaters Board