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Awards Committee

This committee reviews and recommends award categories and nominations to the
MCA Board of Directors for approval. 
This committee is made up of the past five (5) MCA presidents.

Steve King - Past President 2016 - Chair
Mower County Probation
stevek@co.mower.mn.us

Michelle Smith, Past President 2015 - MN DOC - MCF-Oak Park Heights
Monique Drier, Past President 2014 - Brooklyn Center Police Department
Karen Evans, Past President 2013 - Wright County Field Services
Deb Anderson, Past President 2012 - DOC Field Services

MCA will be accepting Award Nominations for 2017 until July 15, 2017

Click here for Nomination Form

Corrections Person of the Year  This award is given for outstanding contribution in the field of corrections in Minnesota by an individual in any employment.  It could be clergy, judge, legislator, group home parent, etc., as well as a correctional professional.

Professional Achievement Awards This award is given to two correctional staff persons (field services and correctional facilities) who have demonstrated achievement over a period of time, but shall not exclude professionals new to the field who have displayed outstanding achievement.

President’s Award  This award is given to programs, resources or facilities working in the broad field of corrections and criminal justice, which demonstrate creativity, resourcefulness, effectiveness and innovation.

Technology Award  This award is given to individuals, programs, resources or facilities working with technology in the broad field of corrections and criminal justice, which demonstrate creativity, resourcefulness, effectiveness and innovation.

Board of Directors’ Award (chosen and voted by Board of Directors)

This award recognizes exemplary service to MCA members through participation in association activities.

 

2016 MCA Award Winners
Corrections Person of the Year
 Terry Carlson, Deputy Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Corrections

Professional Achievement-Institution
 Lynette Wold, Corrections Manufacturing Specialist
MCF-Shakopee

Professional Achievement-Field Services
 
 Chad Christofferson, Corrections Agent
Minnesota Department of Corrections
Grand Rapids Field Services

President's Award
Damascus Way
Rochester

Technology Award
 ODocS Team
Barbara Blackburn, Tracey Gardner, Kristina Politoski
Minnesota Department of Corrections 

Board of Director's Award
 MCA Annual Training Institute Committee


 2015 MCA Award Winners
Corrections Person of the Year
Nadarajan Sethuraju, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
College of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Metropolitan State University

Professional Achievement-Institution
Lori Korts - Minnesota Department of Correction - MCF-Rush City

Professional Achievement-Field Services
 
Charlene Washa - Le Sueur County

President's Award
Renville County Jail - Ned Wohlman

Technology Award
Alan Baertschi - Minnesota Department of Correction

Board of Director's Award
Karla Henrichs - Blue Earth County Community Corrections

 2014 MCA Award Winners
Corrections Person of the Year
John R. King, Assistant Commissioner Facilities Division - Department of Corrections

Professional Achievement-Institution
Kent Grandlienard, Warden - DOC MCF-Oak Park Heights

Professional Achievement-Field Services 
Brian Stoll, Agent - Wright County Court Services

President's Award
Yellow Medicine Restorative Justice Department - Yellow Medicine County

Technology Award
Jennifer Gabrielli, IT4 - Department of Corrections

Board of Director's Award
Chuck Ness - Department of Corrections
MCA Nominating Committee

2013 MCA Award Winners

Corrections Person of the Year:
Bruce Reiser, Warden - MCF-Faribault

Professional Achievement-Correctional Facility
Jim Church, Sergeant - MCF-Shakopee

Professional Achievement-Field Services
Jennifer McMahon, DOC Career Agent - Red Wing District

President's Award
(Two awards were presented in 2013)
The Learning Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP) - MCF-Red Wing
EckMaahs & Associates, Training and Consultation

Board of Directors Award
Debbie Beltz - MCA Administrative Manager


 2012 MCA Award Winners
Corrections Person of the Year
Steve Sanchez - Department of Corrections

Professional Achievement (Field Services) 
Dave Munson - Brown County

Professional Achievement (Institution)
Rebecca Fratzke - Department of Corrections

President's Award
Transition from Prison to Community Steering Committee

Technology Award
Victor Wanchena - Department of Corrections

Board of Director's Award
Mark Groves - MCA Membership Committee Chairperson
David Heath - MCA Technology Committee Chairperson

 

 


MCA Office 
PO Box 261
Wyoming, MN 55092

Phone: 651.462.8320 
Fax: 651.717.6137

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