Emergency Coordinator of the Year
Gregg Bird has been named the Michigan Emergency Management Association's Emergency Coordinator of the Year for jurisdictions over 60,000 population!
Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance Receives Director’s Award
The Northern Michigan Public Health Alliance, which includes Grand Traverse County, has received the coveted Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director’s Award for Excellence in Local Public Health. The Director’s Award is presented annually to local health departments that contribute to a positive outcome in the health status of community residents, demonstrate a spirit of resource sharing and integration, ensure the effectiveness of processes and programs, demonstrate an innovative public health initiative and are replicable in other communities.
911/Central Dispatch Receives APCO Award
The Michigan Chapter of Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) selected Grand Traverse 911/Central Dispatch to receive a Public Safety Communications Team Award for the extraordinary collaborative effort and teamwork that was demonstrated during the August 2nd weather event by 8 dispatchers.
Dispatch Supervisor Leah Hornacek
Dispatch Supervisor Amy Jensen
Dispatch Supervisor Patrick Andresen
Dispatch Supervisor Jasen Mayersky
Dispatcher James Domagalski
Dispatcher Tom Ramsey
Dispatcher Greg Lenon
Dispatcher Joe Miller
Sheriff's Office Receives Special Award
The Michigan Pharmacists Association, along with Senator Wayne Schmidt and State Representative Larry Inman, presented the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office with a special award for work in substance abuse prevention and efforts with drug take back programs. Article...
Prosecutor Receives Statewide Recognition
Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Bob Cooney received statewide recognition for his crime prevention efforts benefiting children.
A representative of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan presented Cooney with the nonprofit organization's 2015 "Crime Fighter Award" during a Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan training conference.
Cooney's participation in meetings and testimony before lawmakers touting the benefits of funding programs designed to help children helped garner him the award. Article...