MACO Presents Awards to Outstanding Members — Aitkin County’s Peysar Joins MACO Honor Roll
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
MACO Presents Awards to Outstanding Members
Aitkin County’s Peysar Joins MACO Honor Roll
BLOOMINGTON – The Minnesota Association of County Officers (MACO) named Kirk Peysar, Aitkin County Auditor, to its Honor Roll at the Annual MACO Conference held February 6-10, 2017 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. Peysar was recognized for his many years as the association’s treasurer and for helping the MACO organization maintain a healthy financial position.
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 were presented to an outstanding Auditor, Treasurer and Recorder Of The Year. Officers receiving awards are voted in by their peers.
Deborah Erickson, Crow Wing County Auditor-Treasurer, received the Auditor Of The Year award from the Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers.
Brenda Lundon, Mahnomen County Treasurer, received the Treasurer Of The Year award from the Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers.
Jeffery Aitken, Wabasha County Recorder, received the 2016 Recorder Of The Year award from the Minnesota Association of County Recorders.
Laurie Davies (right), MACO President in 2017, presents a plaque and appreciation to Jennifer Wagenius, MACO president in 2016. The change in leadership was one of the highlights of the annual MACO conference held Feb. 6-10, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington. The MACO conference draws about 300 each year.
Also at the annual MACO meeting and conference, Laurie Davies, Carver County Auditor-Treasurer, was elected president of MACO for 2017. She succeeds Jennifer Wagenius, Washington County Recorder, as president of the organization. Newly elected members to the MACO Board of Directors representing regions of the state were Michelle Cote, Polk County Auditor-Treasurer-Recorder; and Kim Saterbak, Swift County Auditor.