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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. 

Use the links in the award descriptions below to access more information and the nomination forms.

Nomination deadline: October 9, 2020.

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.

2019 Award Recipients

AMC President's Awards
 
Commissioner Gary Hendrickx
Swift County

AMC Staff

AMC Outstanding Service Awards
 
Matt Huddleston
 Lake County

AMC County Achievement Awards 
Substance Use Outpatient Treatment Project
Traverse County

Human Services Leadership Mentorship Program
Anoka County

Dosage Probation
Washington County

Mental Health Steering Committee
Stearns County

AMC-BWSR County Conservation Award
Right-Sizing Culverts for Infrastructure & Environmental Benefits
Carlton County

MAPCED Outstanding Economic Development Award
MN Technology Corridor
Anoka and Washington Counties & Connexus Energy