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 recipients.
RON PISHTEK - NDTOA 2013 GRASSROOTS GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
The North Dakota Township Officers Association 2013 Grassroots
Government Leadership Award was presented to Ron Pishtek, Sauter
Township, Walsh County.
Ron Pishtek was credited with his exceptional effort in bringing
back safe condition of the storm and water damaged township roads
in Sauter Township of Walsh County.
Pictured left to right - Ron Pishtek, award
recipient and Roger Olafson, NDTOA President
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.
LARRY ROBINSON - 2013 NDTOA
LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR
Senator Larry J. Robinson, Valley City, has been a very strong
supporter of township legislation and is a long-time member of the
Senate Appropriations Committee.