Tri-Valley Staff Recognized at MinnCAP Virtual Annual Staff Conference

(Pictured) Top row (L-R): Charlene Thordarson, Marilyn Kuchan, Karissa Judd, Laurie Coleman. Middle row: Claudia Sanchez, Tara Morrison, Lindsay Vokaty, Kristen Waechter. Bottom row: Marley Melbye Melody Hedden, Tracey Sundeen.

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. staff attended the Minnesota Community Action Partnership (MinnCAP) Virtual Annual Training Conference held at the end of October. Staff took part in legislative general sessions, listened to speakers on various topics, and took part in several educational breakout sessions.

In conjunction with the annual training conference, several awards and recognitions were given out to agency staff. These awards showcased those dedicated to service and committed to community action. Tri-Valley award and recognition recipients include:

25 Years with Community Action: Charlene Thordarson, Marilyn Kuchan, Karissa Judd, Laurie Coleman, and Claudia Sanchez.

Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP) Recognition: Tara Morrison, Lindsay Vokaty, and Kristen Waechter.

Community Action Leadership Institute (CALI) Graduates: Marley Melbye, Melody Hedden, and Tracey Sundeen (CALI Graduates).

Additional Staff Recognized at MinnCAP Conference (video)

Celebrating 25 Years of Service 2020-21

Honoring CCAP Recipients in 2020-21

Recognizing CALI Graduates in 2020-21

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. is a non-profit community action agency headquartered in Crookston, Minn. In existence since 1965, Tri-Valley provides services in 74 counties in Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota. The mission of Tri-Valley is to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for people and communities.For more information on services offered and job opportunities at Tri-Valley visit the website at, follow us on Facebook at TVOCinc, Twitter at @TriValley_TVOC, LinkedIn at Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc, and Instagram at trivalleyopportunitycouncilinc.