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Jeff Carlson Awarded Distinguished Service Award

Jeff Carlson, Senior Vice President, Indecomm Global Services, has been awarded the Minnesota County Recorder’s Association (MCRA) Distinguished Service Award. This award was presented during the banquet at the 2013 MCRA’s Recording Institute. The Distinguished Service Award is given to individuals outside the Recorder’s Association who have worked with recorders to improve public/private cooperation.

With over twenty-five years of experience in the title and real estate document recording industries, Jeff has been instrumental in launching recording technology platforms. His background ranges from title examiner to network supervisor. Jeff previously served as President and CEO of the combined C.I. Title and U.S. Recording. During his tenure, he was awarded Business and Finance’s "Innovator of the Year”.


MACO Presents Awards to Outstanding Members

Awards were recently presented to an outstanding Auditor, Treasurer and Recorder Of The Year at the MACO Annual Conference. Officers receiving awards are voted in by their peers.

Lynn Ette Schrupp, McLeod County Recorder, received the outstanding Recorder of the year award from the Minnesota Association of County Recorders. Schrupp served two consecutive terms as president of the MCRA group (2011 and 2012) serving in 2012 following the untimely passing the incoming president.


MACO Educates its Members

By J. Bonnie Rehder, Clay County Recorder and co-Chair of the MACO Education Committee

Similar to the AMC practice of providing continuing education for commissioners; the Minnesota Association of County Officers (MACO) also provides continuing education for the executive branch of county officials. MACO is charged with the duty of facilitating continuing education for its members as institutions of higher learning don’t provide the specific courses MACO members need to meet their responsibilities. Institutions of higher learning don’t include courses such as election administration or Torrens administration procedures, Minnesota property tax administration or public funds investing. Fortunately, MACO steps in to provide these educational necessities.

Statutes often direct what a result needs to be, but often does not instruct how to achieve the result. Counties vary in size and structure from each other, so a "one shoe fits all” approach often doesn’t work. County officials need to obtain specific information to determine how best to meet the needs of their county. MACO county officials are aware of their statutory responsibilities, the diversity of their county, their county resources, their county structure, and their county infrastructure and how best to achieve the statutory results. Sharing information and networking between county officials is a very important part of MACO education.

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Martin County Employee presented with Linda S. Carter Award for Excellence in Government

Kay Wrucke

The Linda S. Carter Award for Excellence in Government was presented to Martin County, Minn. Recorder, Kay Wrucke, at the NACRC Annual Conference on July 25 in Nashville, Tenn. The Linda S. Carter Award for Excellence in Government was established by NACRC in 2000 and named for a vibrant and energetic member who was serving as NACRe's 2nd Vice President at the time of her death on August 28, 2000.

People like Carter provide the strength of the organization; this award recognizes that type of service.

Wrucke is currently the President of NACRC and has been an active member and officer of the board for many years. She was past president of her state recorder's association and her state association of county officers. She is dedicated to her community and is active in many local community projects, groups and boards. A current NACRC board member, Wrucke has been active on many committees and was essential in developing the content for this conference in Nashville. She has worked for her county office since 1986 and was elected County Recorder in 1995. She has been instrumental in implementing many technological programs in her county and state and has kept counties engaged in the programs, which is no easy task. Says NACRC Past President and St. Louis County, Minn., Recorder, Mark Monacelli, "Kay is an effective and valued leader in Minnesota and nationally. She leads by example, believes strongly in working together and is tireless in her efforts to bring the industry to a better place. She is visionary and willing to take on the challenge of creating new business models and ventures that have a positive impact for all county recorders and taxpayers. She understands the bigger picture and articulates so that others understand."


MACO Presents Awards to Outstanding Members

The Minnesota Association of County Officers (MACO) named Steven Rohlik, Steele County Treasurer, to its Honor Roll at the Annual MACO Conference held January 11-14, 2011 in Bloomington, MN.

The Honor Roll is the highest honor awarded each year by the MACO organization. The award is presented by the president of MACO to a member or members in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the Minnesota Association of County Officers. The Honor Roll has been given annually since 1996. Rohlik was recognized for his efforts in promoting the best interests of the MACO organization including his service as president in 2006 when the organization went through a transition in management.

MACO is comprised of county Auditors, Treasurers, Recorders, Financial Officers and Registrars in Minnesota. All 87 Minnesota counties are members. MACO is made up of two individual associations – one comprised of Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers and a separate association of Recorders and Registrars. The individual associations that combine to make up MACO are: the Minnesota Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers (MACATFO) and the Minnesota County Recorders Association (MCRA).

In additional to the Honor Roll, awards also are presented to an outstanding Auditor, Treasurer and Recorder Of The Year.

Dennis Distad, Freeborn County Auditor-Treasurer, received the outstanding Auditor Of The Year award from the Minnesota Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers.

Ryan Tangen, Becker County Auditor-Treasurer, received the outstanding Treasurer Of The Year award from the Minnesota Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers.

Elda Mae (Bunny) Johnston, Morrison County Recorder, received the outstanding Recorder of the year award from the Minnesota Association of County Recorders.

Also at the annual MACO meeting and conference, Pam Heeren, Hubbard County Auditor-Treasurer, was elected president of MACO for 2011. Newly elected members of the MACO Board of Directors were John Hoscheid, Lake of the Woods County Auditor, and Kathy Conlon, Nicollet County Recorder.


St. Louis County Recorder wins Linda S. Carter Award

DURHAM, N.C. —The National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks held its Annual Conference Aug 3-5, 2006, at the Conrad Chicago in Chicago, IL. During the Annual Installation and Awards Banquet, Mark A. Monacelli, St. Louis County, MN, was named as the 2006 recipient of the Linda S. Carter Award.

The Linda S. Carter Award for Excellence in Government was established by NACRC in 2000 in remembrance of the Honorable Linda S. Carter. Each year NACRC seeks to identify and recognize individuals like Carter who have exemplified leadership, ingenuity and excellence in their offices.

Monacelli has been a long-term member of NACRC, serving nearly a decade in the association. He has held multiple positions of leadership within the association, serving on the Board of Directors and chairing the Land Records Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Public and Corporate Membership Committee. Monacelli become Secretary in 2001 and moved through the officer positions, becoming President for the 2004-2005 year. He developed the State Coordinators program, expanded NACRC’s corporate client base from 12 – 40 members, and increased NACRC membership by twenty percent.

Monacelli has been a steady and influential member, as well as a reliable friend and confidante to so many in NACRC.

Congratulations Mark!



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