Volunteer Fire Department Receives Civic Award

Greater Cedarburg Foundation to Honor Jerry and Alice Voigt

The Rivoli’s Jerry and Alice Voigt: Greater Cedarburg Foundation Civic Award 2019 Recipients What is the heart and soul of our town?  You could say it’s the history drenching its well-preserved walls, our perch at the quiet bend of a beautiful creek,  the festivals,...

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Jack and Susan Hale presented 16th annual Civic Award

Jack Hale is a successful businessman. Susan Hale is a respected artist. Together, they have used their talents to shape Cedarburg’s arts community, which is why The Greater Cedarburg Foundation is proud to honor them with its 16th annual Civic Award. It was a good...

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Patty Gallun-Hansen Receives Civic Award

One of Cedarburg’s top cheerleaders, Patty Gallun-Hansen, was the recipient of the 15th annual Civic Award given by the Greater Cedarburg Foundation (GCF). The award was presented during a ceremony and reception honoring her on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the...

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2016 Civic Award–The Cedarburg Fire Department

In a break from tradition, the Greater Cedarburg Foundation (GCF) chose to honor an organization rather than an individual as the recipient of its annual Civic Award. This year the award was presented to the Cedarburg Volunteer Fire Department, which celebrated its...

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2015 Civic Award – Dick Dieffenbach

The Greater Cedarburg Foundation is proud to honor Dick Dieffenbach with its 2015 Civic Award.  Dick is thought of by many as a humble servant and is well deserving of this award. Born in New York City, Dick spent his formative years in Tenafly, New Jersey, and...

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2014 Civic Award–Jim Lee

Hailed as a  “true example of what volunteer civic participation is about,” Jim Lee was awarded the Greater Cedarburg Foundation’s Civic Award at a ceremony on Feb. 12 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. The award was presented by Jim Coutts, a former GCF board...

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2013 Civic Award Winner–Paul & Philia Hayes

Long time Cedarburg residents Paul and Philia Hayes were honored at the Greater Cedarburg Foundation's 11th Annual Civic Award at the Cedarburg Cultural Center on February 20. The public was invited to this annual free event which celebrates those who have worked to...

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2012 Civic Award Winner Jim Coutts

It was an evening of warmth and laughter on February 16 when longtime civic volunteer Jim Coutts was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Civic Award by the Greater Cedarburg Foundation. A crowd of more than 200 people filled the Cedarburg Cultural Center to honor...

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2011 Civic Award Winners Jim & Sandy Pape

It was an evening of historical significance for the Cedarburg community March 23 when longtime local residents and preservationists Jim and Sandy Pape were honored as the recipients of the 2011 Civic Award by the Greater Cedarburg Foundation. A crowd of more than 225...

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2010 Civic Award Winners Layton & Barbara Olsen

The Cedarburg Foundation was pleased to honor Barbara and Layton Olsen as recipients of the 2010 Civic Award. The event, held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center on February 25th, honored the couple as business owners who have devoted time, talent and treasure to the...

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2009 Civic Award Winner Mal Hepburn

Friends, family, supporters and board members of the Greater Cedarburg Community Foundation filled the Cedarburg Cultural Center on February 19th as Mal Hepburn was honored as recipient of the 2009 Civic Award. The event, held annually to honor an outstanding...

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2008 Civic Award Winners Don & Janet Levy

Janet and Don Levy were honored February 28th as the recipients of the 2008 Civic Award. Don and Janet have worked with unselfish enthusiasm to enhance the Cedarburg community in many ways. As a team they were instrumental in campaigns which made it possible to build...

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2007 Civic Award Winner Ed Rappold

Edward A. Rappold, whose collection of historic Cedarburg photographs has kept Cedarburg’s pioneers, their buildings and their lifestyles alive and available for the future, received the fifth annual Civil Award of the Cedarburg Foundation on February 1, 2007. More...

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2006 Civic Award Winner Bob Armbruster

Bob Armbruster, whose family has operated Armbruster Jewelers on Cedarburg’s Washington Avenue since 1884, received The Cedarburg Foundation’s fourth annual Civic Award at the foundation’s annual civic celebration February 19, 2006. Armbruster was recognized for his...

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2005 Civic Award Winner Ralph Huiras

Lawyer, retired banker and philanthropist Ralph J. Huiras received the third annual Cedarburg Foundation civic award at a banquet held in his honor at the Cedarburg Cultural Center February 17, 2005. About 200 persons attended the celebration, which included an annual...

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Accepting the Civic Award from GCF President-Elect Joe Fazio were: (front row left to right): William Hintz, Fire Chief Jeff Vahsholtz, Kim Gordon and Scott Matusewic; (back row left to right): Richard VanDinter, William Koeppen and Jeffrey Boerner. The Fire Department requested that the $1,000 grant that goes with the award be split between Heartsafe Wisconsin for CPR training and the “Burn Camp” put on each year by the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin to help children who have suffered burn injuries.

Photo courtesy of Ozaukee County News Graphic: Art Dahlke, photographer