(MTN News-HELENA) Every year Salute to Women takes a moment to recognize women who make the Helena area a better place to live and are a role model to other citizens.
Laura Erikson was honored with the YWCA Woman of the Year Award at a Lewis & Clark County Commission meeting Thursday morning. Erikson is the County’s Community Development Coordinator and helps organizations like YWCA get the funding they need.
“There’s a lot of people in the community that do a lot of hard work everyday. But for them to be recognized it’s extremely special,” said Laura Erikson who is the YWCA Woman of the Year Awardee.
Salute to Women then surprised Aimee Grmolgez at work with the Woman of Achievement Award. She was honored for providing strong public leadership and mentoring a wide range of girls and woman of all ages.
“I just feel really shocked I guess that I won. There are so many wonderful women in Helena that really give back to our community so I feel really honored that they picked me this year,” said Grmolgez.
The two women will be formally awarded at the 2016 Salute to Women luncheon on March 17th.
Reporter: Sara Stinson