Georgia Wahlberg was recognized as the “Stand Up for Outstanding Friends Member” at the Tuesday, Oct. 1, Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Dawn Dailey, director of the Douglas County Library, nominated Wahlberg for the award, which is a special recognition from the Minnesota Association of Library Friends.

In her nomination letter, Dailey wrote that Wahlberg has been a member of the Douglas County Friends of the Library since 2008. She has served in several roles during her time, including being the group’s treasurer. Wahlberg currently helps with membership and is on the public relations committee.

“Georgia also does a wonderful job at keeping track, right down to the penny, of all donations,” said Dailey in her nomination letter. “This is only one of the many ways Georgia has given hours to her community and the friends group.”

Prior to joining the Friends of the Library, Wahlbeg was an elementary school teacher for 30 years. She is a member and treasurer for the Master Gardeners club, helps with the Terrace Learning Garden and is the current president of the American Association of University Women.

Dailey said Wahlberg has dedicated her knowledge, time and efforts toward an outstanding group of volunteers who work to make the Douglas County Friends of the Library a fun and exciting place to be.

“Georgia is very humble and willing to give credit to others over herself,” said Dailey. “When I told her she had won, she insisted that there has to be someone else who deserves this more than I do.”

In other board action

The commissioners approved the following items:

  • PrimeHealth insurance rates for non-union employees.

  • Contract with ECCO Midwest, Inc. of Hastings for asbestos removal for First Lutheran Church.

  • A one-time allocation of $50,000 to the North Country Food Bank.

  • Resolution supporting the grant application for cross country ski trails in Douglas County parks.

  • Purchase of a Western MVP 3 snow plow for a Douglas County Public Works truck for $7,050 from Alexandria Recreational Vehicles.

  • Reappointment of Dr. A. Quinn Strobl from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County as the Douglas County medical examiner.