Honorary membership in the Corporation may be granted upon application and determination by a majority of the Board of Directors that such membership would be in the best interest of the Corporation.
Joseph Fremont, Michigan Municipal League (2/17/2006)
Joseph Lybik, City of Monroe (2/17/2006)
Dudley Sherman Award Winners
The Dudley Sherman Award is bestowed upon MPELRA members who have made exemplary contributions to public-sector labor relations and the Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association.
The MPELRA Bylaws provide that “A Committee shall be established annually to consider candidates for the Dudley Sherman Award. The Committee shall consist of five (5) individuals, including the current President, who shall appoint the remaining four (4) members of the Committee from past Presidents and previous award recipients.
1982 Dudley Sherman 1983 Edward D. Callaghan 1984 Eugene F. Berrodin 1985 Arthur A. Mitchell 1988 Joseph W. Fremont 1989 Michael Benedict 1990 Harry J. Konschuh 1993 Susan Zurvalec 1996 Tony Skowronski 1997 Ruthanne Okun 2002 Cathy Brechtelsbauer, Joe Lybik 2003 Jack Lewis, Steve Stratton 2009 David Benda, Mary Kohls, Barbara Wise-Johnson 2010 Dennis B. Dubay 2012 Dana Whinnery 2013 Peggy Kohls 2016 James Nash 2017 Mari Beth Jelks 2018 Russell Claggett