The Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) annual member appreciation event was held virtually March 5, and several area officials and school organizations were honored.
Creswell native and Lane County Sheriff Clifton Harrold was named outstanding elected official and Cottage Grove city manager Richard Meyers was named outstanding public employee.
Here’s the list of awardees:
Outstanding Elected Official: Cliff Harrold, Lane County Sheriff and Creswell resident
Outstanding Citizen: Melanie Stanley, the “unofficial mayor” of Blue River
Outstanding Public Employee: Richard Meyers, city manager of Cottage Grove
Outstanding Public Career: Pete Sorenson, Lane County Commissioner for over two decades
Outstanding Intergovernmental Team: Seventeen Holiday Farm Fire agencies
Regional Award of Merit for Economic Enhancement: Austin Ramirez
Special Public Service Award: Bethel and Eugene 4J Schools Nutrition Services
For more information on the event, visit lcog.org.