MACO Presents Awards to Outstanding Members; Scott County’s Geis Joins MACO Honor Roll
Monday, February 26, 2018
BLOOMINGTON – The Minnesota Association of County Officers (MACO) named Cindy Geis, Scott County Auditor-Treasurer, to its Honor Roll at the Annual MACO Conference held February 12-16, 2018 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. Geis was recognized for her many years speaking out on behalf of county Auditors, Treasurers, and Recorders and especially during legislative sessions at the State Capitol.
MACO is comprised of county Auditors, Treasurers, Recorders, Financial Officers and Registrars in Minnesota. All 87 Minnesota counties are members. Two individual associations combine to make up the MACO organization. These individual organizations include the Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers and Finance Officers (MACATFO) and the Minnesota County Recorders Association (MCRA).
In additional to the Honor Roll, awards also were presented to two outstanding members of MACATFO and one outstanding member from MCRA. Individuals receiving awards are voted in by their peers.
Martha (Martie) Monsrud, Roseau County Auditor, and Michelle Knutson, Big Stone County Auditor received awards from MACATFO and Jennifer Wagenius, Washington County Recorder, received an award from MCRA.
Also at the annual MACO meeting and conference, Randy Schreifels, Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer, was elected president of MACO for 2018. He succeeds Laurie Davies, Carver County Auditor-Treasurer, as president of the organization. Newly elected members to the MACO Board of Directors representing regions of the state were Cheryl Kantor, Benton County Recorder; Laura Ihrke, Steele County Auditor; and Cindy Geis, Scott County Auditor-Treasurer.