2020 Rochester Mayor's Medal of Honor

Kelli DeCook, Director of Child Welfare Services and April Sutor, Director of Innovation and Collaboration were awarded the 2020 Mayor’s Medal of Honor for Human Services in recognition of their leadership and work during the pandemic. In its 37th year, the Mayor’s Medal of Honor recognizes Rochester residents who have gone above and beyond to serve the community.

During the pandemic they lead important activities in the community to ensure our most vulnerable had the food and supplies they needed to be safe and secure in their homes. Together, they secured grant funding and donations in excess of $300,000.

Peg Winters was awarded the 2020 Mayor’s Medal of Honor for Community-Wide Service in recognition of her commitment of personal time and ability to the benefit the residents of the Rochester area.

Peg was honored for her many contributions to Rochester over the years including to the AARP Tax Aide Program, United Way of Olmsted County, Girl Scouts, Quarry Hill Nature Center, and FSR.

We have long appreciated her many years of commitment and service supporting older adults.

In 2020, Peg played a key role in distributing thousands of Meals on Wheels and other food support to hundreds of residents.

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