Awards John Has Received

2016

Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Legislator of the year

Family Voices of Minnesota Legislator of the year

Champlin Minnesota Father Hennepin Parade Grand Marshal

Recognition on Authoring Legislation to Improve the environment for those with age related hearing loss on behalf of the Commission for Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans

2015

Outstanding Legislator for 2015 Minnesota School Boards Association

Certificate of appreciation for supporting establishment of Oromo Chamber of Commerce

The Arc- Legislator of the Year Award

Community Service Award by Isuroon

Parent Member on Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities

Letter of Appreciation for outstanding leadership- Opportunity Partners

2014

Legislative Conservationist Award

MnDACA-MOHR Distinguished Service Award

Outstanding support of the 5% Campaign

Fair Trade Leadership Award- Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition

Legislative Session All Star Legislator by Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

Letter of Appreciation for outstanding leadership- Opportunity Partners

Chiropractic Legislative Champion by Minnesota Chiropractic Association

Award for outstanding leadership and support to advancing the lives of people with Disabilities- Achieve Services

2013

MOHR Legislative Leadership Award, organization for habilitation and rehabilitation

AARM Cares Leadership Award

Volunteer of the Year- Midway Chamber of Commerce

Legislative Session All Star Advocate by Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

Letter of Appreciation for outstanding leadership- Opportunity Partners

MCEA Shoot the Rapids award for passing Clean Water Accountability Act

Member of Minnesota State Legislative Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Clean Water Action- Award of Distinction

Nami- Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Leadership and Support in Improving the Children’s Mental Health System

2012

Resolution of Commendation Anoka-Hennepin School District No 11

2007

Governors Certificate of Recognition to Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Intervention

2003

Governor Appointment to Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Intervention

2001

Parent Member of FICC (Commission Appointed by United States Secretary of Education Rodney Paige to advise and assist Federal Cabinet members)

National Partnership for Reinventing Government for IOWA Access Network Teams- Al Gore

Iowa dept of education state special education advisory panel

Certificate of Appreciation from MDH for dedication and commitment to maternal and child health in MN and to the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force

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