MACO Holds Its First Annual Legislative Education Day at the Capitol Feb. 20
By Fran Windschitl, Rice County Auditor-Treasurer, and immediate past president of MACO
The Minnesota Association of County Officers (MACO) held its first annual Legislative Education Day at the Capitol on Feb. 20. The event was well attended by members and provided a great opportunity to learn the legislative process and a chance to meet with their individual legislators. Our members hold a great deal of experience and knowledge that can be utilized by legislators in helping them understand the implications of proposed legislation.
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MACO Presents Awards to Outstanding Members
The Minnesota Association of County Officers (MACO) named Patty O’Connor, Director of Taxpayer Services for Blue Earth County, to its Honor Roll at the Annual MACO Conference held January 14-18, 2013 in Bloomington, MN.
The Honor Roll is the highest honor awarded each year by the MACO organization. The award is presented by the president of MACO to an individual or individuals in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the Minnesota Association of County Officers. The Honor Roll has been given annually since 1996. O’Connor was recognized for her efforts in promoting the best interests of the MACO organization including her many years of involvement in the legislative process.
MACO is comprised of county Auditors, Treasurers, Recorders, Financial Officers and Registrars in Minnesota. All 87 Minnesota counties are members. The MACO organization is made up of two individual associations – one comprised of Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers and a separate association of Recorders and Registrars. These two individual associations – the Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers (MACATFO) and the Minnesota County Recorders Association (MCRA) – combine to make up MACO
In additional to the Honor Roll, awards also are presented to an outstanding Auditor, Treasurer and Recorder Of The Year. Officers receiving awards are voted in by their peers.
Pam Heeren, Hubbard County Auditor-Treasurer, received the outstanding Auditor Of The Year award from the Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers. Heeren is a past president of MACO, serving in the leadership position in 2011.
Steve McMahon, Lake County Auditor-Treasurer, received the outstanding Treasurer Of The Year award from the Minnesota Association of County Auditors, Treasurers and Financial Officers. McMahon is a past president of the MACATFO organization.
Lynn Ette Schrupp, McLeod County Recorder, received the outstanding Recorder of the year award from the Minnesota Association of County Recorders. Schrupp served two consecutive terms as president of the MCRA group (2011 and 2012) serving in 2012 following the untimely passing the incoming president.
Hubbard County Auditor-Treasurer
Lake County Auditor-Treasurer
Lynn Ette Schrupp
McLeod County Recorder
Also at the annual MACO meeting and conference, Michelle Ashe, Sherburne County Recorder, was elected president of MACO for 2013. She succeeds Fran Windschitl, Auditor-Treasurer from Rice County. Newly elected members of the MACO Board of Directors were Kathryn Norby, Cass County Recorder; Rose Anne Hulne, Wilkin County Treasurer; and Heidi Winter, Murray County Auditor-Treasurer.