Citizen Advocacy Award

Citizen Advocacy Award honors individuals for outstanding contributions to the park, recreation and conservation movement.

Award Recipients

2017 – Chris Johnson, Bowman
2015 – John Andrist, Crosby
2014 – Robert Petry, Minot
2013 – Dick Gulmon, Valley City
2013 – Alvin Pinke, Valley City
2013 – John Staley, Grand Forks
2011 – Doug Prchal, Bismarck
2009 – Robin Ardnt, Watford City
2009 – Dean Sommerville, Minot
2008 – Brian Kraft
2007 – Tim Mueller
2007 – Tom Thompson
2006 – Colleen Stockert, Bismarck Magical Moments Playground
2006 – Meredith Mitskog, Wahpeton Park Board
2004 – W.D. “Buster” Schumacher, Grafton
2004 – Craig Bjur, Fargo
2004 – Bob Potter, West Fargo
2004 – Dr. Alan King, Dickinson
2003 – Tom Bair, Mandan Park Board
2003 – Roger Jensen, Wahpeton Park Board
2002 – Rizwan Syed, Devils Lake City Planner
2002 – Charlie Stanton, Grand Forks Youth Baseball/Softball
2001 – Carson Steiner, Dickinson Park Board
1998 – Pam Dryer, President, Bluestem Inc.
1998 – George & Enid Stroup, Hazen
1996 – Patricia Soli, Rural Recreation Integration Project
1996 – Carla Brown, Rural Recreation Integration Project
1995 – Michael Hogan, North Dakota State Hospital
1994 – Jim McCord, Bismarck Parks and Recreation District
1994 – Jo Lindquist, Badlands Human Service Center, Dickinson
1993 – Frank Kelly, Minot Air Force Base
1990 – Larry Praus (Leadership Award)
1989 – Frances Kannowski (Award of Merit)
1988 – Pam Dryer, North Dakota Parks & Recreation Department (Resource Branch Award)
1987 – Lynn Anderson, UND (Outstanding Therapeutic Recreational Professional)
1983 – Karen Assel, North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (Award of Excellence)