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Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards

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Charter Bank

Past Honorees

2020 Honorees

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 700 attendees during the sold-out Best Night event, held Feb. 8, 2020 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.

 

Kimera Way

Kimera Way

UW-Eau Claire Foundation

 

Mike Cohoon

Mike Cohoon

Landmark Christian Church

 

Sarah Ferber

Sarah Ferber

Ex-Incarcerated Persons Organizing

 

2019 Honorees

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.

 

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

 

2018 Honorees

BJ Hollars

BJ Hollars

Author, UW-Eau Claire Professor, founder and director of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild

Becca Cooke

Becca Cooke

Owner of Red’s Mercantile, active member of community boards and business-centric workshops and programs

Crystal Halvorson

Crystal Halvorson

Menomonie Market Food Co-op, and Menomonie farmers market pavilion

Jason Jon Anderson

Jason Jon Anderson

Interim director of the Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eaux Claires Festival, River Lights Bridge Project

From nearly 85 nominations, 2018's four 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 inaugural 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.