West Fargo Civic Excellence Award

The West Fargo Civic Excellence Award was first presented in 2001 by the West Fargo Chamber of Commerce. Since the West Fargo Chamber of Commerce merged with Fargo and Moorhead in 2011, the West Fargo Exchange Club took over the administration of the award. 

The Civic Excellence Award recognizes citizens in our community who have made a difference and made major contributions to making this the great community we live in today. The winner also serves as the Grand Marshal in the West Fest parade.

Past recipients of the West Fargo Civic Excellence Award
  • 2001: Larry Lubben
  • 2002: Don and Betty Witham
  • 2003: Dick Twichell
  • 2004: Wally and Mary Tintes
  • 2005: Florenz Bjornson
  • 2006: Dr. Bob Gestin
  • 2007: Marvin Leidal
  • 2008: Bruce Clapham
  • 2009: Jeff Volk
  • 2010: Bob Alin
  • 2011: Frank Lenzmeier, Commissioner of West Fargo (1972-1976)
  • 2012: Senator Judy Lee
  • 2013: Louise Dardis
  • 2014: Karen Huber
  • 2015: Arland Rasmussen
  • 2016: Roy Schatschneider
  • 2017: Alon Wieland
  • 2018: Dr. David Flowers
  • 2019: Rich Mattern, Mayor of West Fargo (2002-2018)