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.
KENNETH YANTES - NDTOA 2014 GRASSROOTS GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
For his many years of
distinguished service starting with his Township in Ramsey County
and continuing on with our association in several different
capacities until his retirement at the end of 2014
Pictured left to right - Kenneth Yantes 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.
MICHAEL BRANDENBURG - 2014 NDTOA
LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR
District 28, Edgeley. Representative
Brandenburg serves on the House Appropriations Committee and has
been very actively seeking added state funding for townships. Mike
is a Nora Township Supervisor in LaMoure County.