Oberloh receives Jack Murray Award
ST. PAUL -- Former Worthington Mayor Alan Oberloh was recognized for his excellence in service to Greater Minnesota by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 23 during its three-day summer conference in Duluth...
ST. PAUL - Former Worthington Mayor Alan Oberloh was recognized for his excellence in service to Greater Minnesota by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 23 during its three-day summer conference in Duluth
The Jack Murray Award is given to city officials who demonstrate knowledge, leadership and active participation in CGMC program areas over their public service career. The award is named for Jack Murray, mayor of International Falls, who was instrumental in the CGMC’s formation.
Oberloh was a longtime supporter of the CGMC and Greater Minnesota issues, having served on the CGMC’s Board of Directors for several years and as the organization’s president in 2011-2012. During his years of involvement, Oberloh was active in recruiting new members and expanding the organization.
“As mayor of Worthington and a former CGMC president, Alan was a powerful, no-nonsense advocate for Greater Minnesota,” said Heidi Omerza, president of the CGMC and a member of the Ely City Council. “His leadership and recruitment efforts helped grow the CGMC into the strong organization that it is today.”
CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing 85 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The coalition educates legislators about issues important to Greater Minnesota.