Mayor’s Community Service Awards

Mayor Vern Rasmussen, Jr., has implemented a “Mayor’s Community Service Awards Program” in the City of Albert Lea. The program will honor outstanding achievements by citizens in 4 categories. Those categories are:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Senior Citizen of the Year
  • Good Neighbor
  • Mayor’s Choice

Nominations will be taken throughout the year and will be due in the Mayor’s office by March 16, 2018. An awards ceremony will be held mid-April.

Nomination forms and more information on the criteria can be found below. Call 507-377-4330 for more information.

MAYOR’S COMMUNITY SERVICE CRITERIA

(1) VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:
A member of an organization who has shown outstanding dedication through projects and service this calendar year. Examples include, but are not limited to, church, 4-H, music, theater, school and civic groups.

(2) SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR:
A senior citizen who engages in one or more of the following activities:
a) Exemplary service among peers;
b) Creative endeavors;
c) Promotion of health, economic and other issues responding to the needs of senior citizens.

(3) GOOD NEIGHBOR:
a) A neighbor who has on many occasions offered any of the following: Help, understanding, cheer, comfort or consolation in time of need.

(4) MAYOR’S AWARD:
a) Mayor’s choice.

Nomination Form

Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2019, are: City Manager, $138,375.12; Director of Public Works/City Engineer $110,780.80; and Director of Public Safety $103,646.40. Date of publication: January 23, 2019.