Community Awards

At the Annual TAGS Summer Forum, three awards are presented to community individuals/organizations who have made significant contributions in the area of aging.

Harriet Griffin Award.  This award is presented to an individual or group who demonstrates excellence in public policy regarding older adults.  Click here to view and print off the application.

Mildred O Hogstel Award.  This award is presented to an individual or group who demonstrates excellence in education and academics regarding older adults.  Click here to view and print off the application.

Janet Pacatte Award.  This award is presented to an individual or group who demonstrates excellence in direct service with older adults in any discipline.  Click here to view and print off the application.

TAGS Annual Community Awards

  • 2009 Winners:
    • Harriet Griffin Award: Oscar Garcia
    • Mildred Hogstel Award: Center for Healthy Aging
    • Janet Pacatte Award: Pat Gleason-Wynn
  • 2010 Winners:
    • Harriet Griffin Award: Colleen Colton
    • Mildred Hogstel Award: Dr. Janice Knebl
    • Janet Pacatte Award: Thelma Swindell
  • 2011 Winners:
    • Harriet Griffin Award: Steve Katten
    • Mildred Hogstel Award: Dr. David Capper
    • Janet Pacatte Award: Jane Oderberg
  • 2012 Winners:
    • Harriet Griffin Award: Donald Smith
    • Mildred Hogstel Award: Dr. Kendra Belfi
    • Janet Pacatte Award: East Saint Paul Baptist Church, Prime Timers
  • 2013 – 2015 (program on hiatus)
  • 2016 Winners:
    • Harriet Griffin Award: Carla Jutson
    • Mildred Hogstel Award: Barbara Harty
    • Janet Pacatte Award: Cathy Torres
  • 2017 Winners:
    • Harriet Griffin Award: Sue Wallace
    • Mildred Hogstel Award: Sherry Reese
    • Janet Pacatte Award: Debbie Schutkowski