The Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) recognized the 2018 Outstanding Honorary Commodore Award Winner and the Minnesota Community Award during the Candidate Community Luncheon on Tuesday, July 17 at the Millenium Hotel in Minneapolis. Harvey Mickolichek from the community of Silver Lake is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Honorary Commodore Award. Mr. Mickolichek has enhanced the community of Silver Lake in immeasurable ways including serving as a charter member
Announcing Karen George as AAO Vice Commodore of Hospitality! Karen began volunteering with AAO in 2014 when she served as Captain and since then, she has volunteered in various capacities. We are excited she has agreed to take on this larger role with AAO to infuse her passion for our mission and experience into all of our events. Karen's festival experience began when she served as a royal ambassador for the community of Anoka. Since then, Karen has volunteered with the A
AAO is pleased to announce that Camryn (Cammy) Nelson is the AAO Vice Commodore for Communications! From personal development to pursuing brave careers, Cammy has reached thousands of women and inspired them to believe in their power. Through her company "Brave Like Me" (www.bravelikeme.org) Cammy has spent the last decade travelling to speak to young women on a national level, in large groups and small, to remind them of one thing: they are enough. Cammy’s work has received
Minneapolis, MN - The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) held the Aquatennial Ambassador Coronation presented by SPIRE Credit Union at Ted Mann Concert Hall where the 2018 Queen of the Lakes and Aquatennial Princesses were announced on Saturday. Queen of the Lakes Vanessa Gonzalez Vanessa is from the community of Northfield and is currently pursuing a double major in Spanish and Elementary Education at the University of Northwestern. Upon graduation she l
Minneapolis, MN The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) revealed the 2018 Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore and Captains at the Commodore's Dinner Thursday night. The 2018 Commodore is Bill McReavy - President of Washburn-McReavy Funeral & Cremation Services. The Captains are Kenny Devine - Assistant Account Executive at Padilla, and Quentin Moore - Director of Annual Giving at the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. Aquatennial Commodore Bill McReavy McReavy
The AAO is proud to introduce the 53 ambassador candidates for the 2018 Aquatennial Ambassador Crew. View candidates > Photos of the 53 candidates were captured by the Andrew Sonnek of AFSonnek Photography, Partner and Official Photographer of the AAO. Sonnek lives in Minneapolis and started as a landscape and cityscape photographer, "showing off every day places’ understated beauty," states Andrew on his website. Also capturing our Ambassador Crew's official photos, Andrew
The AAO announced candidate registration for the 2018 Aquatennial Ambassador Crew will open February 15, 2017 via a video posted to its Vimeo channel and Facebook page on Monday. The video features photos of past candidates participating in the Aquatennial Ambassador Candidate Program and of the 2017 Aquatennial Ambassador Crew set to the song "Do or Die" by Afrojack and Thirty Seconds to Mars. The theme of the video emphasizes how "the story goes on" with memories that you'