A former Manitowoc County Clerk received an award. Jamie J. Aulik  accepted the DeLain-Emmerich Founders Award at the 2017 Wisconsin County Constitutional Officers Association Spring Conference. Aulik received the award for his significant contributions toward WCCO ideals and activities. During his tenure as Manitowoc County Clerk, which ran from April 2007 until December 2015, Aulik played a major role in crafting legislation that applied constitutional offices, and frequently testified at Assembly and Senate Hearings opposing eliminating constitutional offices. The President of the WCCO Lisa Freiberg, presented the award to Aulik who is currently serving as the Director of the Manitowoc County Emergency Services Division.