Jerry Bergquist, longtime Stutsman County emergency manager and 911 coordinator, has been honored by the North Dakota 911 Association for his service to the county and state.

Bergquist is retiring in April from the position. He has been Stutsman County's only 911 coordinator. He was elected president of the state 911 association at its organizational meeting in 1993.

"We greatly appreciate the time and service Jerry has given the organization, and in particular the mentorship he’s provided to many of our members, including myself," said Jason Horning, North Dakota 911 Association president.

During Bergquist's time working with communications and 911 systems, the technology has continued to evolve.

"The state of North Dakota has seen not only the transition of Emergency 911 to Next Generation 911 but also the current transition to a statewide interoperable radio system for the public safety community," Horning said.