BLOOMINGTON – The Minnesota Association of County Officers (MACO) named Bonnie Rehder, coordinator of the Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS), to its Honor Roll at the Annual MACO Conference held February 1-5, 2016 in Bloomington, Minn.
The Honor Roll is the highest honor awarded each year by the MACO organization. The award is presented by the president of MACO to an individual or individuals in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the Minnesota Association of County Officers. The Honor Roll has been given annually since 1996. Rehder, former Recorder of Clay County, was recognized for her efforts in promoting the MOMS database-website to counties throughout Minnesota and also for her tireless work to help build a similar search database for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) to help them locate records of service men and women throughout Minnesota.
MACO is comprised of county Auditors, Treasurers, Recorders, Financial Officers and Registrars in Minnesota. All 87 Minnesota counties are members. The MACO organization is made up of two individual associations – one comprised of Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers and a separate association of Recorders and Registrars. These two associations – the Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers (MACATFO) and the Minnesota County Recorders Association (MCRA) – combine to make up MACO
In additional to the Honor Roll, awards also are presented to an outstanding Auditor, Treasurer and Recorder Of The Year. Officers receiving awards are voted in by their peers.
Don Dicklich, St. Louis County Auditor-Treasurer, received the outstanding Auditor Of The Year award from the Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers.
Sharon Euerle, Meeker County Treasurer, received the outstanding Treasurer Of The Year award from the Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers.
Michelle Ashe, Sherburne County Recorder, received the 2016 outstanding Recorder of the year award from the Minnesota Association of County Recorders.
Also at the annual MACO meeting and conference, Jennifer Wagenius, Washington County Recorder, was elected president of the MACO organization for 2016. She succeeds John Thompson, Faribault County Auditor-Treasurer who served as MACO president in 2015. Newly elected members of the MACO Board of Directors representing geographical regions in the state were Jeff Walker, Itasca County Auditor-Treasurer; Nicole Lueth, Hubbard County Recorder; and Heidi Winter, Murray County Auditor-Treasurer.