Nominations sought for advocacy award

Published 7:23 pm Friday, January 3, 2020

Freeborn County announces the nomination process for the annual Rose Olmsted Advocacy Award is open, according to a press release. The award recognizes Olmsted’s 38 years of distinguished service with the county and is in recognition of the advocacy provided by Olmsted. This service was provided on a county, state and national level for victims of child abuse, sexual assault, crime, domestic violence and their loved ones. In addition, this award recognizes her work on behalf of individuals and communities looking for ways to find resilience after natural and human-made disasters, the release stated.

A plaque will be given to the award recipient at 8:35 a.m. March 3 at the Freeborn County Board of Commissioners meeting in the Freeborn County Historic Courthouse.

The recipient of the award must be a Freeborn County citizen, professional or volunteer whose advocacy for an individual, family or a community exemplifies service to others, according to the release. The core values of social work will serve as the foundation of the award. These values include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence.

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Nomination forms can be picked up at the office of Freeborn County Administration at 411 S. Broadway in Albert Lea, or can be found on the Freeborn County website home page at The nomination form must be returned to the office of Freeborn County Administration by Feb. 1.  If you have any questions, contact Freeborn County Administration at 507-377-5116 or email Detective Ryan Shea at