OTTAWA — Jodi Warnecke, executive director of the Putnam County Council on Aging, was recognized with the 2021 Muriel Bertsch Award by the Ohio Association of Senior Centers.
The annual award highlights individuals working in senior care in the state of Ohio that show outstanding leadership, advocacy and service to older adults and exemplify the spirit of OASC founder Muriel Bertsch.
Warnecke has served as the PCCOA executive director for 17 years. During her time with PCCOA, she has increased community outreach efforts, enhanced agency visibility and growth and built new relationships and community partnerships.
Warnecke has also previously served in several roles on the OASC Board of Directors. The OASC helps support and enhance the ability of Ohio’s senior center network to effectively serve the state’s older adults.