FM Coalition Awards
The FM Coalition for Homeless Persons celebrates the rich collaborative spirit of our community by honoring the hard work of the finest among us through annual awards. Nominations come from Coalition partners and are selected by the Board of Directors annually.
FM Coalition Awards
Outstanding Service Provider – Individual
Given to an individual who has contributed significantly to the Coalition’s mission of working in partnership to achieve permanent solutions to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness.
2016: Leah Siewert
2017: Beth Olson
2018: Gina Kautz
Outstanding Service Provider – Agency
Given to an agency or organization that has contributed significantly to the Coalition’s mission of working in partnership to achieve permanent solutions to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness.
2016: Clay County Housing & Redevelopment Authority
2017: Family Health Care Homeless Health Services
2018: Gladys Ray Shelter & Veterans Drop-in Center
Excellence in Housing Award
Given to a property owner or manager who has contributed significantly to advancing affordable housing in Fargo-Moorhead. (Nominated by LRMF Advisory Board)
2016: James Pladson, Keen Properties
2017: David Gille
Community Champion in Ending Homelessness
Given to an individual or organization whose vision for change, social justice, and upholding homeless human rights has impacted the work of preventing, reducing, and ending homelessness in Fargo-Moorhead.
2016: Linda Boyd
2017: Lois Ustanko
2018: Del Rae Williams
Most Valuable Player in Ending Homelessness
Given to an individual who has an unflagging dedication to improving homeless services in Fargo-Moorhead.
2016: Carla Solem
2017: Diana Hall
2018: Dara Lee
Rookie of the Year Award
Given to an individual service provider with less than two years of experience who has exhibited excellence in the field and shows promise for continued future work in ending homelessness.
2017: Alexa Dixion
2018: Joe Moran
Special Awards are given occasionally by the FM Coalition to honor extraordinary work in ending homelessness.
2016: Michael Carbone, Lifetime Advocate for Housing Justice
2018: Barbara Sipson, Lifetime Advocate for Housing Justice
2018: Sonja Ellner Hunter, Excellence in Dedication & Service