Award Winners

WCMA Manager of the Year Awards (Meritorious Award)

YearNameMunicipalityPosition Title
2023Jay ShambeauCity of West BendCity Administrator
2022Mark RohloffCity of OshkoshCity Manager
2022Linda Kutchenriter City of Omro City Administrator (retired)
2021 Todd Schmidt Village of Waunakee Village Administrator
2020 Edward Geick City of Baraboo City Administrator (retired)
2019Michael Harrigan  
2018 Dianne RobertsonVillage of ThiensvilleVillage Administrator/Treasurer
2017Michael PollocoffVillage of Pleasant PrairieVillage Administrator
2016Mark Grams
City of Port Washington
City Administrator
Russ Van GompelCity of Eau Claire City Manager
2015Chris SwartzVillage of ShorewoodVillage Manager
2014Ed Henschel
 City of Waukesha
 City Administrator
2012Wally TheilVillage of HartlandVillage Administrator
2011Mike DavisCity of MiddletonCity Administrator
2010Karen MatzeVillage of Suamico (Retired)Village Administrator
2008Paul ZiehlerCity of West AllisCity Administrative Officer
2007Kevin BrunnerCity of WhitewaterCity Manager
2006Steve SheifferCity of JanesvilleCity Manager
2005Richard FarrenkopfVillage of Menomonee FallsVillage Manager
2005Darrell HoflandVillage of GraftonVillage Administrator

Emerging Leader Award (formerly the "Futures Award")
YearNameMunicipalityPosition Title
2023Jennifer KellerVillage of JacksonVillage Administrator
 2022Roy AtkinsonAssistant City AdministratorCity of Altoona 
2019Sharon Eveland City of Clintonville City Administrator 
2018Ian HaasTown of BeloitTown Administrator 
2017Noah WiedenfeldCity of New Richmond Management Analyst 
2016Mike Hawes
Village of Wind Point
 Village Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer

2014Casey Griffiths Village of Elm GroveZoning & Planning Administrator/Assistant to the Village Manager
2013Melissa WeissVillage of SussexAssistant Village Administrator
2010Adam HelmsVillage of HowardAssistant Village Administrator
2009Rebecca SmithCity of JanesvilleManagement Assistant
2007Holly RomeneskoCity of JanesvilleDirector of Neighborhood Services
2006Jeremy SmithVillage of SussexAssistant Village Administrator

Outstanding Program Awards 

YearProgram NameMemberMunicipality
 2021 "CITY CARES" Vaccination ClinicLinda Kutchenriter City of Omro
 2019 Leading WaukeshaKevin Lahner City of Waukesha
 2018 Innovative Marketing of the CommunityTodd Schmidt Village of Waunakee
 2017"Park Place Performs!" performance measurement programMaxwell GaginCity of Janesville
 2016Water Service Extension
Andrew Pederson
Village of Bayside
 2015 Ozaukee County Worksite Health ClinicTom Meaux
 Jason Dzwinel
Ozaukee County
Biennial Budget Process
John Weidl
Village of Mukwonago
 2013North Shore Consolidated Dispatch ServicesRuss Van Gompel
 Susan Robertson
 Dick Maslowski
 Tom Tollaksen
 Chris Swartz
 Pat DeGrave
 Andy Pederson
Village of Brown Deer
 Village of Fox Point
 City of Glendale
 Village of River Hills
 Village of Shorewood
 Village of Whitefish Bay
 Village of Bayside
 2012Technology Based Incubator ProjectKevin BrunnerCity of Whitewater
 2011Self-Sustaining Recreation Program Jim CulottaTown of Cedarburg

Lifetime Achievement Award

2023Shawn MurphyCity of PortageCity Administrator

2023Lowell PrangeCity of MenomonieCity Administrator

Friend of WCMA Awards

 Year Member Municipality/Organization Reason
 2022Curt Witynski League of Wisconsin Municipalities In recognition of his outstanding service and support to local government

President's Service to the Association Award

2023Travis CoenenVillage of WrightstownVillage Administrator