February 22, 2018

Life of service recognized

Mayer-Taft honored for public health career

By Jerry W. Kram
Holly Mayer-Taft thought she was going to attend a meeting with some representatives from the Red Cross, so she was surprised to find the Three Affiliated Tribes Council Chamber was filled with her relatives and media last week.
Instead of another meeting, North Segment Tribal Representative Dr. Monica Mayer, Mayer-Taft’s sister, presented her with a letter notifying her that she will receive North Dakota’s highest honor for public health service, the NDPHA Outstanding Service Award.
Mayer said she nominated her sister for another award, the Public Health Nurse of the Year. She was surprised to hear back from the association that Mayer-Taft would be given an even higher honor.
“It is the highest award that he State of North Dakota can give out” Mayer said. “They will be presenting her with the award at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on June 14.”

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