Daniel Whitney Award

Daniel Whitney Award

This award is presented to the Chamber’s outstanding volunteer of the year, as cho­sen by vote of the Chamber staff. The award is named for Daniel Whitney, one of the first easterners to call Green Bay home. Only 24 when he arrived here from New Hampshire in 1819, he opened a gen­eral merchandise store and supplied beef and grain to Fort Howard from a wharf and warehouse at the junction of the Fox and East Rivers. Ten years later Whitney platted the town of Navarino in what is now Green Bay’s downtown. In short order, he built housing for his employees, the settlement’s first hotel, and Christ Church. Sometimes called the “Fa­ther of Green Bay,” Whitney went on to found settlements throughout the state and was one of the state’s founding fathers as well.

Past Recipients

  • 2017 - Darin Schumacher
  • 2016 - Craig Aderhold
  • 2015 - Patrick Hopkins
  • 2014 - Michael Moore
  • 2013 - Tim Nixon
  • 2012 - Nancy Steffel
  • 2011 - Denis Hogan
  • 2010 - Jerry Mader
  • 2009 - Greg Gauthier
  • 2008 - Carol Van Vreede
  • 2007 - Steve Van Remortel
  • 2006 - Jim Morrison
  • 2005 - Phil Hauck
  • 2004 - Glen Tilot
  • 2003 - Mary Guldan-Lindstrom
  • 2002 - Jacqueline Smith
  • 2001 - Ron Menaker

 

 

  • 2000 - Jerry Koeppen
  • 1999 - Kramer Rock
  • 1998 - Nancy Armbrust
  • 1997 - Bob Patterson
  • 1996 - Donald J. Long
  • 1995 - Bob Schulze
  • 1994 - Bill Lawson
  • 1993 - Ann Mogan
  • 1992 - Mark Boland
  • 1991 - Bob Gallagher
  • 1990 - Jim Marshall
  • 1989 - Ted Davi
  • 1988 - Bert Liebmann
  • 1987 - Randy Peterson
  • 1986 - Michael Troyer
  • 1985 - Dave Arps