Reflections Award

In 1997 the city of Minnetonka began its Reflections Award program, designed to recognize individuals, businesses and programs whose outstanding contributions reflect positively on Minnetonka. The award is presented every other year and takes its name from the Reflections sculpture at the entrance of the Minnetonka Community Center. A citizen committee reviews applications and recommends awards. Since the program’s inception, there have been 16 winners:

Reflections awards will be awarded again in 2013, with applications (PDF) due November 14, 2012. However, if you know of a Minnetonka resident whose volunteer contributions are worthy of recognition, you don’t have to wait for the 2013 Reflections Awards. Consider nominating him or her now for a Minnetonka Community Action Recognition Award.

2011 Winners
  • Judy Elling (executive director, ResourceWest) and Cathy Maes (executive director, ICA)
  • Jean McSwiggen, Minnetonka Senior Center exercise leader
  • Ruth Stricker, The Marsh: A Center for Balance and Fitness
2009 Winner
  • Jerry Greene, Evergreene Jewelers
2007 Winners
  • David Hakensen and Katie Lee, co-chairs, city of Minnetonka 50th anniversary volunteer committee
2005 Winners
  • Kari Hoyt, We Can Ride Inc
  • Michael Kelly and Ruth Kloser, Great Harvest Bread Co., Minnetonka
2003 Winners
  • John Kokesh, ICA volunteer
  • Glen Lake Optimists Club
2001 Winner
  • Jon Tollefson, Hopkins High School student
1999 Winners
  • Jane Christensen, Gatewood Elementary School volunteer
  • Nancy Scheibe, The Depot Coffee House project
1997 Winners
  • Dr. Ron Axel, community volunteer
  • Leo and Bev Gibbs, Minnetonka Senior Services volunteers
  • Roger Hoel, Music Association of Minnetonka
  • Ruthanne Schlee, Minnetonka Senior Services volunteer