On July 26, as part of the Summer Conference in Owatonna, the CGMC held its annual Legislative Awards Dinner.  The following legislators, city officials, and organizations were recognized for their contributions to Greater Minnesota:

Legislator of Distinction- Tax Policy

Sen. Rod Skoe

Legislator of Distinction- Annexation and Land Use

Sen. John Carlson

Legislator of Distinction- Environment

Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen

Rep. Tim O’Driscoll

Sen. John Pederson

Legislator of Distinction- Economic Development

Rep. King Banaian

Rep. Greg Davids

Rep. Rod Hamilton

Rep. Deb Kiel

Sen. James Metzen

Sen. Jeremy Miller

Rep. Rich Murray

Sen. Carla Nelson

Sen. Julie Rosen

Rural Leadership Award (Retiring Legislators)

Rep. Larry Hosch

Rep. Kory Kath

Sen. Gary Kubly

Sen. Keith Langseth

Rep. Morrie Lanning

Rep. Tom Rukavina

Excellence in Service (Elected)

Mayor Bruce Ahlgren, Cloquet

Mayor Hal Leland, Fergus Falls

Mayor Mark Novak, Janesville

Excellence in Service (Appointed)

Mark Sievert, City Administrator, Fergus Falls

Jack Murray Award (Retiring Elected)

Mayor Jerry Miller, Winona

Mayor Dan Ness, Alexandria

Bob Filson Award for Distinguished Rural Leadership (Retiring Appointed)

Aaron Parrish, former City Administrator, Crookston

Wendell Sande, former City Administrator, North Mankato

Dan Vogt, former City Administrator, Brainerd

President’s Award

Mayor Alan Oberloh, Worthington

Friend of the CGMC

AFSCME Council 5

Minnesota State University Student Association