Frank Stubenrauch, left, receives the annual Oreste "Chip" Chiantello Public Service Award for 2014 from Michigan Works! Chief Operating Officer Cherilynn Lampinen and Western U.P. Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) Executive Director Kim Stoker. (Photo courtesy WUPPDR)
HOUGHTON -- On Tuesday, July 1, Frank Stubenrauch, longtime Keweenaw County Commissioner, was presented with the Oreste "Chip" Chiantello Public Service Award for 2014 by the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) and Western U.P. Michigan Works!
The Oreste "Chip" Chiantello Public Service Award is awarded each year to a resident of the Western U.P. who is active in public service as an elected or appointed official or volunteer and displays admirable qualities. Stubenrauch has provided years of exemplary public service in multiple capacities, serving on boards including the Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners since 1993, WUPPDR Commission, Manpower, Upper Peninsula Commission on Area Progress (UPCAP), Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Community Action Agency, and Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD).
As Keweenaw County Board Chairman, Frank Stubenrauch also supported some local conservation efforts. Here he helps clean up the beach at the mouth of the Gratiot River, part of the Gratiot River County Park, during a Michigan Coastal Cleanup event. The original county park was obtained with grants, at no cost to the county, 75 percent from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and 25 percent from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act fund obtained for the County by the North Woods Conservancy. (Keweenaw Now file photo)
Throughout his years of service, Stubenrauch has demonstrated dedication not only to Keweenaw County but to the entire Western U.P. WUPPDR and Michigan Works! are pleased to present the 2014 Oreste "Chip" Chiantello Public Service Award to such a deserving individual. Thank you, Frank!