Nominees Sought for the 2023 Joanne Konkle Leadership Awards

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Calhoun County Senior Services is looking for nominees for the 2023 Joanne Konkle Leadership Award.This award recognizes sustained community service to Calhoun County older adults, age 60 and over, by professionals and volunteers.

The award was established in 2017 to honor the lifetime work of Joanne Konkle (1934-2018) who retired as the Administrator of the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility after 19 years in 2003. She then gave many years of exceptional volunteer service to the Calhoun County Senior Millage Allocation Committee, the Forks Senior Center in Albion, and the Marian Burch Adult Day Care Center in Battle Creek. When Joanne started her career in Social Work, she helped establish the Marian E. Burch Adult Day Care by writing a grant to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In the 1970s, Joanne was a Calhoun County Board Commissioner. This award recognizes professionals and volunteers who have provided service to the aged that have followed Joanne Konkle’s example of providing public service with compassion, commitment, and generosity.

The awardees will receive recognitions at a reception on June 15, 2023, at the County Building in Marshall and will be recognized with a resolution at the Board of Commission meeting immediately following the reception. The deadline for nominations is April 21, 2023.Click here for the nomination formTo receive a nomination form or submit one, please contact Calhoun County Senior Services at 269-781-0846,, or in the Senior Services office at the Marshall County Building, 315 W. Green, Marshall, Mich.

The photo above features the 2022 Joanne Konkle Lifetime Leadership Award winners. The 2022 Joanne Konkle Lifetime Leadership Award was given to Chuck Asher, retiring chief operations officer for Community Action, and Cathie Davids, a long-time Meals on Wheels volunteer for Milestone Senior Services.  
Contact:Helen Guzzo, Manager of Calhoun County Senior Services269-781-0846,

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