President's Award

President's Award, 2020

John J. Kalinkewicz, Executive Director - NYSPELRA, New York, NY

Neil Reichenberg, Former Executive Director - IPMA-HR, Washington D.C

President's Award - Past Winners

  • 2019
    • Christa Ballowe, Personnel Director, Village of Skokie, IL
    • Stephen B. Veitch, Vice President - GOVHR USA, Chandler, AZ
  • 2018
    • Scott Lepak, Chief Labor Negotiator and Labor Counsel, Barna, Guzy and Steffen, Anoka, MN
    • Jim Kordiak, Anoka County Commissioner, Anoka County, MN
  • 2017
    • Patrick Glynn, Senior Consultant, Carlson Dettmann Consulting, Madison, WI
  • 2016
    • Samuel Penrod, Human Resources Manager, City of San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA
    • Michael T. Kolb, Executive Director, National PELRA, Oceanside, CA
  • 2015
    • Michael Crotty, Director of Human Resources, Village of Wheeling, Wheeling, IL
    • Sean M. Robinson, Human Resources Manager, City of Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    • Michael Bates, Labor Relations Consultant, Tulsa, OK
  • 2014
    • Robert J. Smith, Attorney, Clark Baird Smith, Rosemont, IL
    • Janet J. Lanza, Labor Relations Manager, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
  • 2013
    • Matt Iarocci, President, Public Management Inc., Scarsdale, NY
    • Teresa Rotschafer, Finance/Labor Director, City of Johnston, Johnston, IA
    • Pamela Bates, Broken Arrow, OK
    • Michael T. Kolb, Executive Director, National PELRA, Oceanside, CA
  • 2012
    • Peter Brown, Attorney, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011
    • William L. Holcomb, President, William L. Holcomb and Associates, Snyder, NY
  • 2010
    • Jim Richter, Labor Relations Manager, Waukesha County, Waukesha, WI
  • 2009
    • Patrick Glynn, Human Resources Director, Calumet County, Chilton, WI
    • Andrea Adler-Garcia, Administrative Assistant, National PELRA, Oceanside, CA
    • Sandy Kostelny, Office Manager, National PELRA, Oceanside, CA
  • 2008
    • Jill Leka, General Counsel, National PELRA, Chicago, IL
    • Mike Suppan, Director of Human Resources, City of Joliet, Joliet, IL
  • 2007
    • Douglas Duckett, Personnel Director and Labor Counsel, Butler County, Hamilton, OH
    • Trude Elliott, Human Resources Director, Linn County, Cedar Rapids, IA
    • Michael T. Kolb, Executive Director, National PELRA, Oceanside, CA
    • Bernadette Welch, Personnel Director, City of New London, New London, CT
  • 2006
    • James Baird, Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago, IL
  • 2005
    • Susan Love, Attorney, Buelow, Vetter, Buikema, Olsen and Vliet, Waukesha, WI
  • 2004
    • Chuck Grapentine, Personnel Director, City of Kenosha, Kenosha, WI
    • Douglas Duckett, Personnel Director and Labor Counsel, Butler County, Hamilton, OH
  • 2003
    • Rodger E. Dahl, Executive Director, National PELRA, Washington D.C.
  • 2002
    • Trude Elliott, Human Resources Director, Linn County, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 2001
    • Frank Forbes, Director of Human Resources, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
    • Dema Harris, Director of Administrative Services, Yakima County, Yakima, WA
  • 2000
    • Judith Perkins, Employee/Labor Relations Manager, City of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 1999
    • Madge Blakey, Labor Relations Manager, County of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 1998
    • William F. Kay, Attorney, Kay and Stevens, Palo Alto, CA
  • 1997
    • Sandy Rolando, Spouse, Springfield, IL
  • 1996
    • John Galligan, New York State Conference of Mayors, Albany, NY
  • 1995
    • Richard J. Sokolowski, Director of Personnel and Labor Relations, City of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
  • 1994
    • Bettye S. Springer, Attorney, Haynes and Boone, Fort Worth, TX
  • 1993
    • Laurinda J. Dahl, Spouse, Washington D.C.
  • 1992
    • Jerry D. Thompson, Employee Relations Director, City of Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
  • 1991
    • G.M. "Bud" Schmitt, Director of Labor Relations and Risk Management, City of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
  • 1990
    • Mark Deardorff, Management Consultant, William M. Mercer
  • 1989
    • Cynthia Sontag, Director of Employee Relations, City of Tampa, Tampa, FL
  • 1988
    • Kathleen Collins, Executive Director, Association of Washington Cities, WA
  • 1987
    • James W Geissner, State Labor Negotiator, State of Minnesota, MN
  • 1986
    • Michael J. Wieloszynki, Labor Contracts Officer, Town of Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
  • 1985
    • Monica Schmitt
  • 1984
    • William L. Holcomb, Director of Personnel, City of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • 1983
    • Edward J. "Ned" Gusty, Labor Commissioner, Onondga County, Onondga, NY
    • 1982
    • R. Theodore Clark, Jr., Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago, IL
  • 1981
    • G.M. "Bud" Schmitt, Director of Labor Relations, City of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
  • 1980
    • Dean R. Mielke, Labor Relations Officer, City of Miami, Miami, FL
  • 1979
    • James Baird, Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago, IL