MRCEA Counselor of the Year

David is a proud married father of 3 sons and a senior counselor with MRS.   He has been a long-standing board member of Michigan Rehabilitation Association and chairs their Scholarship and Service Committee.  One of David’s passions is hockey, he is a member of Team USA for USA Blind Hockey. 

Here are few things David’s colleagues have said about him.

Dave has a true desire for working with people with disabilities and to assist them with strategies to positively move their lives forward.

Dave has shown not only dedication to his customers but has made strides to improve issues in the disability community overall.

Dave has championed promoting opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Dave’s patience, understanding and knowledge shine throughout his casework and connections with customers. 

Dave’s relationships with community partners, customers and colleagues are fitting for consideration for the Counselor of the Year Award. 

Please join us in celebrating David Klenk, Michigan Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association’s Counselor of the Year! 

Our 2020 Counselor of the Year response to the award.  


     I want to say thank you for the awarding of the MRCEA Counselor of the Year. This is a huge honor for me in my field. It came at a perfect time. This year has been challenging in many ways with COVID and your award gave me a strong push to continue to work hard for our customers. I appreciate all that MRCEA does including trainings and outreach. The validation and honor of being counselor of the year has resonated in my personal life as well, regarding advocating for blind hockey and other disability outreach. 

As we recover from this pandemic the disability community will need as much support and advocacy as possible. Please continue to do the great work that you do! Again, thank you so much for the Counselor of the Year award. 

David Klenk

Image of white male in a black and white hockey uniform holding a young child wearing a green hat.
David Klenk, MRCEA Counselor of the Year!