On behalf of the International Polka Assocation’s Officers and Directors; it is our privilege to announce
Jill Czerniak Krzeszewski
as the winner of the 2016 Joe Jozwiak Award!
Many years ago, the late Joseph Jozwiak, a director of the IPA, made a suggestion that an award be bestowed upon an individual or group of individuals who have made a significant contribution or endeavor to enhance the promotion of polka music. After much discussion, the International Polka Association voted to honor those worthy individuals with the establishment of the Special Achievement Award. To pay tribute to Joe Jozwiak, following his passing, this award was renamed the Joe Jozwiak Special Achievement Award.
We are proud to announce this year’s winner is Jill Czerniak Krzeszewski from Strongsville, Ohio. Jill has been a long-time polka supporter, promoter, former IPA director and president of the Cleveland Polka Association.
Please help us in congratulating Jill on this very well-deserved award.