On behalf of the International Polka Association Board of Trustees and Hall of Fame Committee, the IPA Officers and Directors are pleased to announce the following results of the annual voting cycle as determined by the national Academy of IPA Electors:
The 2021 IPA Polka Hall of Fame Selectees:
Richard “Jersey Polka Richie” Drongoski
Dr. William Lausche
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We would like to recognize the members of the IPA Hall of Fame and Music Awards Committee for their efforts in updating and managing the various processes over the last seven months. Heartfelt thanks go out to Mike Matousek, Jackie Libera, Jimmy Weber, Gary Brueggen, and Fred Ziwich for a job well done! We would also like to welcome Craig Ebel to the committee as he fills the shoes of departing member Fred Ziwich. Craig brings a wealth of knowledge of all polka styles and a strong background in communications and broadcasting to the team.