The Brainerd Jaycees, in partnership with Brainerd Community Action are proud to sponsor the Brainerd Area Distinguished Service Awards (DSA).  This year’s event will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the NP Event Space in the Northern Pacific Center in Brainerd.  A Social will begin at 6:30 pm with dinner served at 7:00 pm and awards to follow.

The DSA is an evening of community and celebration honoring residents of the Brainerd Lakes area for their outstanding service. We will be honoring 9 awards this year. They are as follows:

  • Outstanding Citizen of the Year
  • Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year
  • Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Outstanding Agribusiness Person of the Year
  • Outstanding Child Care Provider of the Year
  • Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • Outstanding Community Service Provider of the Year
  • Outstanding Young Citizen of the Year
  • Outstanding Senior Volunteer of the Year

Derived from the Ten Outstanding Young Americans program, “The DSA” typically honors 10 individuals annually. The Brainerd Jaycees partner with Brainerd Community Action, The Brainerd Dispatch, Lake Printing and a variety of other non-profit organizations to identify the honorees.

Individual tickets and sponsorship information is available by calling or emailing Cassandra at or 218-330-3543 – tickets are $40. Tickets are also available to be purchased at