We encourage you to “toot your own horn” and nominate those who you work with, whom you believe deserving of
this statewide recognition.
If you have nominated an individual or a program in a prior year, and that individual or program did not receive
an award, please consider doing so again. Each year many worthy nominations are made but only one award per
category can be distributed. It seems a shame that some very worthy nominees are only nominated once. The
Nomination Committee strongly encourages re-submissions. Persistence can yield dividends.
Individuals, who nominate a selected awardee will be responsible for coordinating a very brief video
that demonstrates why the awardee is deserving of the award and gives them the opportunity to make an
acceptance speech. The video also gives the awardee an opportunity to speak to their work; and
thank and acknowledge colleagues, family, etc. Video footage, recorded locally, will be sent to the Center for
Rural Health (CRH) and staff will edit to create a 3-5 minute video that will be shown at the awards banquet.
Please don’t let this deter you from making a nomination. CRH staff will work with you to
provide assistance and ideas, as needed, on how to best capture the video footage.
Presentation of Awards
The awards will be presented at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health on June 4,
2020 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Deadline for submission of award nominations is Friday, January 31, 2020 at
12:00pm. If you do not receive notification within that we
have received your application, please call Kylie at (701) 777-5380.