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Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards

Recognizing high-level community achievers who are making a significant local impact in one of a broad spectrum of areas including the arts, entrepreneurship, social action, government, education, philanthropy, health, business and more.

More about the Vanguard Awards »


Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson

Partner at Pablo Properties

Pa Thao

Pa Thao

Executive Director of the Black & Brown Womyn Power Coalition

Mike Golat

Mike Golat

City Administrator of Altoona

From nearly 50 nominations, this year’s three honorees were selected by a panel of established community leaders, and announced in front of a crowd of more than 750 attendees during the sold-out Best Night event, held Feb. 9 at the Lismore Hotel.

Those honored here are just a few of the many individuals blazing a trail in the Valley as it grows into a vibrant, innovative, and healthy place to live. Learn how you can nominate candidates for next year’s Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards.