Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht was awarded the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ Jack Murray award for her service to Greater Minnesota.
According to a release, the award is named after a former mayor of International Falls who created the CGMC.
“Mayor Albrecht is passionate about public service,” said Greg Zylka, mayor of Little Falls and president of the CGMC.
“She cares deeply about her city and our state, and she has consistently demonstrated that passion through her work as mayor over these past few years. Our organization has benefited tremendously from her leadership and guidance.”
Albrecht, before her consecutive terms as mayor, served the city of Bemidji as an assistant planning director and community development director.
She has served on numerous committees within the CGMC, such as in water-quality regulations, infrastructure funding and Local Government Aid.