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2025 4 Under 40 Honoree Recognition
Tuesday, March 11, 2025
Best Western – 1201 Torgerson Dr, Fairmont
5:30 pm – Reception; 6:00 pm – Dinner and Program

The 4 Under 40 award honors members of the Martin County, Minnesota as up and coming leaders for their commitment and contributions both professionally and personally.

Who can I nominate?

The criteria to be nominated is very simple. An individual must live or work in Martin county and be under the age of 40 at the time of the event. Anyone is eligible to nominate one or more people who fit the criteria.

What if I don’t know everything on the nomination form?

You may want to reach out to others that know the person you are nominating to help fill in the information you don’t know or help add to what you know. The selection committee likes to have as much information as possible to help make their decision.

What is expected of the individual I nominate if they are selected as an honoree?

Typically the expectations include participating in a pre-event photo shoot, being interviewed by local and area media, providing a biography, and attending the event.

Who selects the honorees?

Each year a selection committee made up of past honorees as well as business and committee leaders come together to review the nominations and select four individuals to represent the upcoming class.

Who does the program benefit?

Each year thousands of youth in our area are benefiting from the funds raised through various events which now includes 4 Under 40. It provides important revenue to maintain the programs in Martin County which are developing tomorrow’s leaders through activities that bring fun, excitement, and time with friends while really learning self-reliance, teamwork, self-esteem and determination. Raised funds give youth in the area the opportunity to participate in programs like Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, National Youth Leadership Training, Venturing, Exploring, and ScoutReach. Not only does this award raise funds for important programs, but it also recognizes truly remarkable people serving our community. 

Nominate someone to be considered for the 2025 class of 4 Under 40:

4 Under 40 Nomination

  • I nominate the following individual. I understand that I should not notify the person nominated and that I cannot submit this nomination anonymously.
  • Provide as much detail as possible.
  • Provide as much detail as you can. If you know, include things like what the organizations do, how the individual is or has been involved, etc.
  • Provide as much detail as possible including years served, roles, etc.
  • Provide as much detail as possible including year(s) earned, what the award was for, etc.
  • Nominator’s information
  • I understand that by hitting submit, I have nominated the above individual for 4 Under 40. My nomination in no way obligates me, the nominee or their organization to financially contribute to the Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Past Honorees

2024
Sam Viesselman
Sam Meixell
Erica Berhow
Hayley Luther

2023
Tonya Mortensen
Betsy Tino
Matt Lange
Brittany Anderson

2022
Jen Kahler
Stephanie Busiahn
Linsey Preuss
Hubble Werre

2021
Kaleena Wiens
Blake Potthoff
Benjamin Landsteiner
Laura Olsen