Kathy Swanson Outstanding Service Award

The Kathy Swanson Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual who has shown exceptional leadership in efforts to improve traffic safety in Minnesota, build partnerships, and mentor others in the field. This individual will also have demonstrated a long-term passion, dedication, and commitment to reducing the number of deaths and injuries resulting from crashes on Minnesota roads.

2021 Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 award are now closed.

Winners will be notified the week of August 23, 2021, and the award will be presented at the 2021 TZD conference.

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominees must be individuals. Organizations cannot be nominated for the award.
  • Nominees must be individuals who influence Minnesota policies.
  • You may submit more than one nomination for the award.


View a list of previous recipients of the Kathy Swanson Outstanding Service Award.

More Information

With questions about the award, please contact Linda Dolan at ldolan@umn.edu or 612-625-4533.