Bremer’s Howard Barlow Receives Leadership Award From North Dakota Housing Finance Agency
Fargo, N.D. - April 15, 2009 - Howard Barlow, a nonprofit resource specialist at Bremer Bank in Fargo, recently was honored by the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency with the Leadership Award. Barlow was recogized for his many years of service and advocacy, including his role with the Fargo-Moorhead Workforce Housing Coalition, Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons and the Fargo Housing Authority. Barlow was also one of the commuity volunteers that designed Fargo’s 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness.
“We are very fortunate to have Howard Barlow on our Bremer team,” said Brian Hagen, president and chief executive officer of Bremer Bank in Fargo. “In his role as a nonprofit resource specialist, he is a true advocate of our vision to build healthy communities through partnerships. We think he demonstrates that through his work with the many housing organizations in the Fargo-Moorhead area and we congratulate him on this honor.”
Barlow joined Bremer in 2000 as a community service representative. The position title was changed in 2002 to nonprofit resource specialist. In addition to his efforts with housing and homelessness, Barlow is also a board member of the Fargo Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons, Prairie Public Broadcasting and the North Dakota leader of The Peace Alliance, a grassroots peace organization. An active member of his church, he also sings in choir and volunteers with its food shelf.
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.7 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF). This unique ownership structure is the only one of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance services to more than 100 locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer Bank communities. For more information, go to bremer.com.