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Networks Northwest's Longest Serving Employee Receives Standing Ovation Award

Networks Northwest Benefits and Accounting Coordinator, Mary Clark, has received the Networks Northwest Standing Ovation Award for 2018. Clark was recognized for being an exceptional individual who represents many, if not all of Networks Northwest’s core values, day in and day out. The Standing Ovation Award was presented by Networks Northwest CEO, Matt McCauley, at the organization’s annual All Staff Meeting.

Mary started working for what was then known as the Northwest Michigan Manpower Consortium in August of 1978. That organization went on to become the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments and is now Networks Northwest. Mary has always been in the Accounting Department and has worked for three different CEOs. With more than 40 years of service, she has been with the organization longer than anyone else on staff.  When Mary started, the office was in the Coal Dock Building on M-22, followed by moves to Union Street, the Alpha Center on US-31 South, the NMC University Center (two different sections), and finally, Front Street.

Congratulations, Mary, on your Standing Ovation Award and over 40 years of service to the organization!

In addition to the annual Standing Ovation Award, Networks Northwest also presents quarterly Values in Action Awards that spotlight employees who exemplify the organization’s Core Values of excellence, integrity, empowerment, innovation, optimism, collaboration, and/or celebration. 


Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest

Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner