Distinguished Service Award

NLDTCA recognizes outstanding performances among leaders in the long term care area. The Distinguished Service Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to long term care. In the past 43 years, 32 awards have been given to the "Champions of Long Term Care" during our Annual Convention which is held in May of each year.

2020 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Gary Bakke

Jerry Jurena

Past Distinguished Service Award Recipients

  • Gregory Salwei (2019)
  • Kurt Stoner (2018)
  • Nancy Andrews (2015)
  • Bev Herman (2014)
  • Greg Hanson (2014)
  • Terry Goehring (2013)
  • DeDe Cookson (2012)
  • Senator Judy Lee (2010)
  • Gary Riffe (2008)
  • Donald Thompson (2007)
  • Margaret Dahl (2006)
  • Governor John Hoeven (2005)
  • Sister Mary Louise Jundt (2004)
  • Sister Rose Marie Freund (2004)
  • Darwin Lee (2003)
  • Gary Kreidt (2003)
  • Lyle Brudvig (2002)
  • Bob Jenkins (2002)
  • Representative Rick Boucher (2001)
  • Representative Bill Devlin (2001)
  • Senator Ken Solberg (2001)
  • Wayne Hansen (2000)
  • Governor Ed Schafer
  • Senator Byron Dorgan
  • Bill Amundson
  • Shar Gumke
  • Representative Doug Payne
  • Dick Myatt
  • Allan B. Engen
  • Joe Pratschner