Awards

Making a Difference Recognition, presented by the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

In recognition and celebration of community members who positively influence the lives of Northfield youth, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI), in conjunction with the Northfield News, presents the Making a Difference recognition. Making a Difference is a way to celebrate and recognize the people and groups who invest in Northfield youth through:

  • Leadership
  • Engagement and service
  • Valuing youth

Making a Difference recipients will be featured every other month in the Northfield News and here on our site.

Who should you nominate?

Anyone! Nominate groups and individuals of all ages who value youth. Their actions can be large or small as long as they have a positive impact on youth!

How do you nominate?

Complete the application and submit it electronically to info@northfieldhci.org. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and recipients will be selected every other month.

How will selections be made?

A selection committee of HCI board members and local youth will evaluate applications and select the recipient(s).

What will the recipients receive?

Selected recipients will appear in the Northfield News and receive a certificate of congratulations.

Questions?

Call HCI at 507-664-3524 or email info@northfieldhci.org

Past Recipients

  • January/February 2014 – Northfield Skateboard Coalition Advisers; Cecilia Cornejo, Rob Hardy and Jane McWilliams
  • December 2013 – Eight neighborhood leaders of the Growing Up Healthy coalition
  • November 2013 – Lynn James, the Northfield Police Department’s evidence technician
  • October 2013 – Beth Berry
  • September 2013 — EMS Explorer leaders
  • July/August 2013 — Awesome Club volunteers
  • June 2013 — Boxing Club organizers
  • May 2013 — After-School Sewing Club Volunteers
  • March/April 2013 — Northfield Skateboard Coalition
  • January/February 2013 — Ed Buchwald & Clark Webster
  • November/December 2012 — Y Kids Tri Organizers
  • October 2012 — Mary Carlson
  • September 2012 — Dale Finger
  • June 2012 — TJ Heinricy
  • May 2012 — Mike Paulsen
  • March/April 2012 — Fritz Bogott & Rachel Matney
  • February 2012 — John Daniels
  • December 2011/January 2012 — Benefit concert organizers
  • November 2011 — Ann and Bob Gregory-Bjorklund
  • September/October 2011 — Chuck Perkins, volunteer football coach
  • July/August 2011 — Northfield’s AmeriCorps Promise Fellows
  • June 2011 — Carleton volunteer Teaching Assistants with the TORCH program
  • May 2011 — “Youth Energized to Serve” from Bethel Lutheran Church
  • April 2011 — Vicki Dilley, Rotary Youth Exchange Officer
  • February/March 2011 — Randy Malecha, volunteer
  • January 2011 — Gabe Rysdahl, mentor
  • December 2010 — Bill Steele, owner of EcoTrans
  • November 2010 — The Key building volunteers
  • October 2010 — Northfield High School Girls Soccer Team
  • September 2010 — Kathy Lansing
  • August 2010 — Leisa Irwin
  • July 2010 — Cancer Jam 2010 Organizers
  • June 2010 — Northfield High School Softball Teams
  • May 2010 — Ed Vivant
  • April 2010 — Northfield Area Learning Center’s Business Class
  • March 2010 — Dan Kust
  • January/February 2010 — Kathy Ness
  • December 2009 — Neuger Communications Group
  • November 2009 — Alyssa Jilek
  • October 2009 — Pam Vig
  • August/September 2009 — Heather Suess
  • July 2009 — John Schad, Jimi Brown, & Mike Plank
  • June 2009 — Kathy Cooper
  • May 2009 — Dr. Charlie Reznikoff
  • April 2009 — Mark Code
  • March 2009 — Ruth Amerman
  • February 2009 — Rice County Sheriff Richard Cook
  • January 2009 — Northfield High School ESL students
  • December 2008 — Main Street Moravian Church
  • November 2008 — Pablo Orozco
  • September/October 2008 — Campaign for Children Committee
  • August 2008 — NHS Girls Softball players
  • June 2008 — Carey Tinkelenberg
  • May 2008 — Lee Murray
  • March/April 2008 — Aztec Dance Circle
  • January/February 2008 — Jim Christensen
  • November/December 2007 — NHS Focus 10 Students
  • October 2007 — Jorge Zuccolotto
  • September 2007 — Northfield Union of Youth
  • August 2007 — The Cannon Valley Sportsman’s Club
  • July 2007 — Pam Roberts