2016 Statewide Recognition Awards

The goal of these awards is to highlight individuals who, in their work or daily lives, embrace MADD's mission to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.

April 11, 2016
Brooklyn Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

The 2016 Statewide Recognition Awards took place on Monday, April 11th, 2016 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN.


Underage Drinking Prevention Awards Category

·         Environmental Strategy Prevention – Sheriff Kevin Torgerson, Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office

·         Outstanding School Resource Officer – Officer Dana Wallace, Windom Area Schools

·         Teen Influencer – Ella Dwyer, Crosby-Ironton High School

·         Tom Keating Award – Gail Weinholzer, AAA MN/IA

Prosecutor and Judge Awards Category

·         Outstanding Metro Area Prosecutor – Henry Schaeffer III, Campbell Knutson, P.A.

·         Outstanding Greater Minnesota Prosecutor – Reese Frederickson, Pine County Attorney

Community Awards Category

·         Policy Setter – Mayor Mark Gaylord, city of Excelsior, MN

·         Public Safety Champion – Lynn Mickelson, Clay County Safe Roads Coalition

·         Victim Services Award – Jeanne Werenicz, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

·         Media Making a Difference – Fox 9 News

·         Victim Impact Panel Speaker of the Year – Phil Smith and Adam Gadach, MADD Volunteers

Law Enforcement Awards Category

·         Outstanding Service, Metro Area – Officer Adam Halverson, Lino Lakes Police Dept.

·         Outstanding Service, Greater Minnesota – Trooper Kyle Backer, Minnesota State Patrol

·         Outstanding Rookie – Officer Caleb Selin, Crystal Police Dept.

·         Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency – Edina Police Dept.

·         Drugged Driving Enforcement, Metro Area – Trooper Andrew Martinek, Minnesota State Patrol

·         Drugged Driving Enforcement, Greater Minnesota – Trooper Nicholas Otterson, Minnesota State Patrol

MADD Choice & Tenure Awards Category

·         MADD Choice Award

o    Sergeant William Owens, Lino Lakes Police Dept. & Sergeant Geoff Maciejewski, University of Minnesota

o    Don Davis, former MADD advisory board chair

·         MADD Tenure Award

o    Marcia O’Brien, MADD Volunteer

o    Bill Lanahan, MADD Volunteer

MADD Minnesota
Attn: Statewide Recognition Awards
155 South Wabasha Street, Suite 104
St. Paul, MN 55107
Fax: 651.523.0817
Email: maddnomination@gmail.com

Photos coming soon!!

Event made possible by Presenting Sponsor TSR Injury Law: