Valley City  (NDANO) Sharon Buhr, of Valley City, founder of Young People’s Healthy Heart Program, public health nutritionist and licensed registered dietitian at City County Health District in Valley City, is this year’s recipient of the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (NDANO) Walt Odegaard Leadership Award.

NDANO will present the 2018 North Dakota Nonprofits Awards during an Awards Luncheon at noon on June 7 at the Bismarck Radisson Hotel. The luncheon is the closing event for the North Dakota Nonprofit Leadership Conference. Tickets for the Awards Luncheon are available at

The Walt Odegaard Leadership Award is given to an individual who has made a difference by strengthening North Dakota and its nonprofit sector through his or her long-term commitment to leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy.