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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Tri-County Community Corrections: Employees’ accomplishments, contributions, longevity recognized

  • Tri County Community Corrections held an employee recognition event and in-service on January 9 to recognize employee accomplishments, contributions and years of service.
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  •     Tri County Community Corrections held an employee recognition event and in-service on January 9 to recognize employee accomplishments, contributions and years of service.     
        Tri-County Community Corrections recognizes that employees play a critical role in determining not only the success of the organization, but the communities of Norman, Polk and Red Lake counties.    
        The recognition event was held on the campus of the University of Minnesota  Crookston, to recognize and honor the achievements and contributions of loyal, committed employees who consistently demonstrate performance excellence and who go the extra mile to provide professional quality service on the job and to our communities.    
        Special guest speakers included Ninth Judicial District Judge Anne Rasmusson, Polk County Commissioner/Regional Corrections Board Chair Warren Strandell and Timothy Denny of the Northwestern Mental Health Center,   
        Award certificates and recognition rewards for years of service were presented to:   
        Five Years:     Dale Arnold, Kurt Ellefson, Annette Erickson, Doug Ottinger, Paula Schroeder, and Heather Sabian
        Ten Years: Dawn Cossette, Judy Moran, Harvey Uken
        Fifteen Years: Chad Johnson
        Twenty Years: Jean Clauson
        Twenty-five Years: Troy Cymbaluk.   
        Special recognition was given to staff who were nominated by their peers as having gone above and beyond job responsibilities; having continuously displayed outstanding work ethic and job performance.  Fifteen nominations were submitted.  To ensure an appropriate credibility to the selection process, the staff names were removed and the nominations were forwarded to local department heads and Minnesota Community Corrections Directors throughout the state to vote for their top three selections.  Nominees were: LaVonne Dale, Ryan Chisholm, Devin Frederiksen, Gene Irelan, Lisa Larson, Craig Magsam, Jason Raupp, Heather Sabian, Kip Viau   
        Recognition of Excellence Award winners were: Lisa Larson, Senior Probation Agent, LaVonne Dale, Clerk II – Probation Division, and Kip Viau, Lead Probation agent   
        LaVonne Dale, Clerk II, was awarded the Director’s Service Award, for outstanding initiative and dedicated performance of duties.   
        RRVJC Youth Counselor Sandra Nielson was awarded the Minnesota Juvenile Detention Association award for the 2013 Detention Worker of the Year.   
        Tri-County Community Corrections serves Polk, Norman and Red Lake counties.  The Regional Corrections Board, which includes two commissioners from each of the member counties, governs the agency. Those board members are Steve Bommersbach and Steve Jacobson of Norman County, Ron Weiss and Dave Sorensen of Red Lake County, and Warren Affeldt and Warren Strandell of Polk County.
    Page 2 of 2 -     For more information contact Phillip Greer, Executive Director of Tri-County Community Corrections at 470-8106.

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