Joanne Konkle Leadership Award

Joanne Konkle Leadership Award

The Joanne Konkle Leadership Award recognizes sustained community service to Calhoun County older adults, age 60 and over, by professionals and volunteers, 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 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.

Past Awardees

Ms. Joanne Konkle,    2017
For Professional and Volunteer Leadership
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Mr. Carl Gibson, Ph. D., 2018
For Professional Leadership
Carls award (1)

Ms. Micki Oglibee, 2019
For Volunteer Leadership
Micki Olgibee Award Winner 2019

Ms. Jane Chappell, 2019
For Professional Leadership
Jane Chappell Award Winner

Ms. Jolene English, 2020
For Professional Leadership
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Ms. Linda Grap, 2021
For Professional Leadership
Board of Commissions