Outstanding Public Service AWARD

The Distinguished Lifetime Service Award (formerly called the Outstanding Industry Servant Awards) is presented elected public officials who have a proven track record of supporting oil and gas development while ensuring all stakeholders are treated fairly and policies are followed.

The Distinguished Lifetime Service Award (formerly called the Outstanding Industry Servant Awards) is presented elected public officials who have a proven track record of supporting oil and gas development while ensuring all stakeholders are treated fairly and policies are followed. The recipient of this award is selected by a committee.

Past Honorees include:

  • Rich Wardner, 2001
    Senator, District 37  |  Dickinson, ND
  • Earl Rennerfeldt, 2001
    Representative, District 1  |  Williston, ND
  • Robert Harms, 2002
    Legal Counsel, North Dakota Governor’s Office
  • Stan Lyson, 2003
    Senator, District 1  |  Williston, ND
  • Frank Wald, 2003
    Representative, District 37  |  Dickinson, ND
  • Senator John Hoeven, 2004
    North Dakota Governor (2000-2011)  |  U.S. Senator (2012-present)
  • Wes Norton, 2004
    Former Director, North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil & Gas Division
  • Job Service North Dakota, 2005
    Williston, Minot, Dickinson & Bismarck Offices,
  • David Drovdal, 2005
    Representative, District 39  |  Arnegard, ND
  • Floyd (Jack) Wilborn, 2006
    Former Assistant Director, NDIC Oil & Gas Division
  • Kent Ellis, 2006
    Bismarck Public Schools  |  Energy Career Awareness Partnership
  • Connie Triplett, 2007
    Senator, District 18  |  Grand Forks, ND
  • Glen Froseth, 2007
    Representative, District 6  |  Kenmare, ND
  • Lynn Helms, 2008
    Director, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources
  • David O’Connell, 2009
    Senator, District 1  |  Lansford, ND
  • Rick Berg, 2009
    Representative, District 45  |  Fargo, ND
  • Karlene Fine, 2010
    NDIC Executive Director
  • Bob Stenehjem, 2011 (honored posthumously)
    Senator, District 30  |  Bismarck, ND
  • Ward Koeser, 2012
    Mayor (1994-2014)  |  Williston, ND
  • Todd Porter, 2013
    Representative, District 34  |  Mandan, ND
  • Dave Hynek, 2014
    Mountrail County Commissioner (14 years)  |  Stanley, ND
  • Mike Hynek, 2014
    Mayor (1996-2014)  |  Stanley, ND
  • George Keiser, 2015
    Representative, District 47  |  Bismarck, ND
  • Ken Hall, 2016
    Tribal Councilman, North Segment, MHA Nation |  New Town, ND
  • Ron Rauschenberger, 2016
    Chief of Staff, North Dakota Governor’s Office
  • Al Carlson, 2017
    Representative, District 41  |  Fargo, ND
  • Doug Goehring, 2018
    North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner  |  Bismarck, ND
  • Senator Jessica Unruh, 2019
    North Dakota State Senator  |  Beulah, ND

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