Each year the Jensen Community Spirit awards deserving members of our community by publicly recognizing their efforts. Since 2004, we have recognized a Person of the Year and in 2018, added the Junior Person of the Year and Business/Organization of the Year awards. Please help us recognize the wonderful people in our community by making a nomination for the 2023 awards using the form below:
Person of the Year
The “Person of the Year” award was established by the Community Spirit in 2004 to honor individuals who go the extra mile by generously donating their time, talents, and resources to local organizations and programs.
Junior Person of the Year
The “Junior Person of the Year” award was created to honor a person aged 18 or younger. This award recognizes a young member of the Tomorrow River community who makes a positive impact on the lives of others. They inspire their peers to be productive and positive community members
Business/Organization of the Year
This award was created to recognize a business or organization in our area that has made a positive impact on the Tomorrow River community through economic impact or social support of the community. This nominee must operate in our community, giving generously of themselves and/or staff in time and resources in the community.
Previous “Person of the Year” awards have been awarded to: 2004 – Mark Olson, 2005 – Don Aylesworth, 2006 – Hans and Jane Suomi, 2007 – Rich Stuczynski, 2008 – Shelly Platten, 2009 – Janet Glodowski, 2010 – Ken and Barb Konkol, 2011 – Connie Pitt, 2012 – Aralda Bell, 2013 – Terry Anderson, 2014 – Butch Somers, 2015 – Jake Barnes, 2016 – Nina Cass, 2017 – Russ and Linda Schroeder, 2018 – Ed Haebig, 2019 – Victor Voss, 2020 – Kris and Dave Crubaugh, 2021 – Bob and Chris Lane, 2022 – Ida Frizzell, and 2023 – Verna Toftum.
Previous “Junior Person of the Year” awards have been awarded to: 2018 – Ben Villnow, 2019 – Makena Maves, 2020 – Abigail Helbach, 2021 – JoJo Peplinski, 2022 – Landen Prescher, and 2023 – Scout Spadoni.
Previous “Business/Organization of the Year” awards have been awarded to: 2018 – International Bank of Amherst, 2019 – Ambrosia Pub & Grill, 2020 – The Village Hive, 2021 – Judah Studios, 2022 – Hidden Studios Art Tour, and 2023 – 13 Chairs.