Recipients of the Edgar Hetteen Memorial Award of Merit
Shelly Brandstrom - 2017 Award
Elmer Cone may have founded ISHOF, but his daughter, Shelly, was the office manager and person behind the scenes that was as much, if not more so, the foundation and guiding hands that made the program a success. Shelly was instrumental in organizing the progress of the ISHOF, keeping all business records, locating funds, setting budgets, formulating a business plan, writing all promotional pieces and press releases, organizing the annual induction program, and all the other behind the scenes, but so very important, administrative details that have allowed ISHOF to achieve and sustain its goals; All this in addition to her duties as office manager of the family's construction business and a mom. She also volunteered at two local clubs and even helped her husband clear and groom their snowmobile trails. She may not have been on the front lines of ISHOF, but she was its center and foundation. For her untiring efforts to promote and build the ISHOF and her father's vision, Shelly Cone Brandstrom is the first recipient of the inaugural Edgar Hetteen Memorial Award of Merit.