Stearns County Administrator honored with statewide award


Stearns County Administrator Michael Williams received an award from the Minnesota Association of County Administrators.

Williams was awarded the Joe Ries Excellence in County Management Award. This is an annual award given since 1999, according to a county news release.

“Wliliams was selected to receive the award for exemplary service and leadership in the area of ​​county government,” the press release said. “He has dedicated 35 years to public service in local government, including five years in Stearns County and before that 13 years in the city of St. Cloud.”

In the county release, Williams was credited with fostering a culture of innovation, good values ​​and respect for all.

“Recognized for his ability to build collaboration, he is seen as someone who can see the big picture and enables employees to use their creativity to make changes to work processes, practices and procedures to improve service delivery” , says the press release. “Mike is a dedicated and dedicated leader who encourages his employees and aligns the team with county goals.”

St. Benedict’s Community listed as the second best facility in the state; two other local institutions recognized

According to a press release from CentraCare, the St. Benedict’s Community was recognized as the top performing facility in Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Best Nursing Homes rankings.

Among the top 450 facilities of the nearly 12,000 nursing homes analyzed were 12 nursing homes in Minnesota. Mount Olivet Careview Home in Minneapolis ranked No. 1. Country Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sartell and Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids were also included in the state rankings (No. 9 and No. 11, respectively).

The ranking was compiled based on survey data from 25 most populous states, according to the US Census Bureau, the press release said.

“This designation is extraordinary. It is not only a time of appreciation but also of celebration. It strengthens our teamwork, our commitment to our patients and families, and our reputation for providing high-quality, patient-centric care,” said care center manager Susan Kratzke in the press release.

Marco announces promotion to new Chief Operating Officer

Trevor Akervik has taken over the role of Chief Operating Officer from Marco.

Akervik was promoted to this position having previously served as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. He has been with the company for 20 years.

In his new role, Akervik will help drive results and continue to oversee HR and business strategies, according to a company statement.

Former COO Jonathan Warrey has assumed a newly created position responsible for leading sales development across the company. Warrey has been with the company for 25 years.

Rengel Printing receives federal prize

The Rengel Printing team received an award for excellent print finishing.

LeRae and Pete Rengel

The award was presented by Duplo USA, a California-based printing equipment supplier. Rengel Printing was one of three printers across the country to receive the Shima Award. According to a press release, Rengel was recognized for his “creative and innovative approach to print decoration.”

Rinke-Noonan hires a new lawyer

A new lawyer has joined Rinke Noonan’s team.

Gabrielle Martone is the company’s new attorney. According to Rinke Noonan, her areas of activity include banking and lending, commercial law and real estate law.

Sarah Kocher is an economics reporter for the St. Cloud Times. Reach them at 320-255-8799 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @SarahaKocher.

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