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NDTOA AWARDS 2020

NDTOA Meritorious Award

In 2020 the NDTOA Board of Directors established the Meritorious Service Award to be given by the Board of Directors, at their discretion, to a current or former elected township official that has served their constituents in exemplary fashion.

At the 54th Annual Meeting December 7, 2020, the NDTOA Board of Directors bestowed the first ever Meritorious Service Award upon Ralph Olson in recognition of his many years of service to his township and NDTOA.

2020 NDTOA Meritorious Service Award

Presented to Ralph Olson
“For your many years of practicing and promoting the efficiencies of Grassroots Government with skill and common sense. Your dignified approach is recognized and well respected by your peers at all levels of Township Government. Not only has your service been beneficial to your township, it is also beneficial to fellow rural residents throughout the state”

North Dakota Township Officers Association

Ralph’s history of service to Townships: Albert Township for more than 45 years
Benson County Township Officers Association Board for over 30 years
North Dakota Township Officers Association Board for over 20 years
 


Ralph and Louise Olson, married 67 years
Louise is also a Township Officer

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NDTOA Grassroots Leadership Award

In 1987, NDTOA established the Mr. Township Award which was dedicated to the founder of our organization - Hank Weber of Casselton, North Dakota.  The name of the award was later changed to the Grassroots Leadership Award to recognize the many female township officers in our state.

This award was presented to a township officer who, through his or her actions, had served their township, their community and/or their state with exceptional service.

The first recipient was Jim Braaten from Crary, Ramsey County, in 1987. Click here to see all past Mr. Township/Grassroots Leadership Award recipients.

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2020 Grassroots Leadership Award:
None

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NDTOA Legislator of the Year Award

Legislative success requires friends in the legislative arena. This award program was established to reward, on an annual basis, one of those legislators who have been of great help to the NDTOA.

These awards are given at the annual meeting awards banquet. Each winner has a chance to be recognized in the presence of as many township officers as are assembled at the annual meeting and convention. The award recipient is given a plaque and are invited to address the NDTOA membership.

The qualifications to receive this award depend on if the legislator has been a repeated sponsor, co-sponsor or defended in committee or on the floor of their house, township endorsed bills.

Senator David O’Connell, a township officer from the Lansford area, was the first award winner. Click here to see all past Legislator of the Year recipients.

2020 Legislator of the Year:
Info coming soon

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NDTOA President's Award

In 2016, the NDTOA Board of Directors created the President's Award as a way to recognize exemplary contribution by individuals that are not elected officials.  Willie Huot, Grand Forks, was the first award winner. Click here to see all past Presidents Award recipients.

2020 President's Award:
Info coming soon
 

 

 

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