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Nomination deadline is October 20, 2023.

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 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.

2022 Award Recipients

AMC President's Award
Sheila Kiscaden
Olmsted County

Felix Schmiesing

Sherburne County

AMC Outstanding Service Award
Wayne Stevens
Brown County Highway Engineer

Bob Fox
Renville County Commissioner

Richard “Dick” Brenner
Carlton County Commissioner

Susan Morris
Isanti County Commissioner

Frank Jewell
St. Louis County Commissioner

AMC County Achievement Awards
Pine County College Initiative and WorkFast Collaboration
Pine County

Reset Program
Beltrami County

Leading Sibley Together
Sibley County

Single Room Occupancy Housing Strategy
Hennepin County

AMC-BWSR County Conservation Award
Bison Reintroduction at Spring Lake Park Reserve
Dakota County

MAPCED Outstanding Economic Development Award
Workforce Mobility Program
Dakota County