Don Richards Leadership Award

Don Richards Leadership Award

As former publisher of The Business Journal and president of the Waukesha Area Chamber of Commerce, the late Don Richards’ hands-on leadership, ethics and delight in achieving tangible results have left a lasting impression on our leaders today. The Don Richards Leadership Award was created in his honor in 1993 to inspire and motivate business people to take community leadership roles. Recipients of the Don Richards Leadership Award have embodied the following criteria:

  • Leadership
  • Making involvement exciting
  • Vision
  • Optimism
  • Sustained impact
  • Credibility
  • Risk taker
  • Getting things accomplished
  • Hands-on
  • Ability to see the big picture
  • Active love for the community


Nominations must be submitted prior to April 30, 2023. Winners will be celebrated at the Alliance’s Annual Meeting on September 14, 2023.

Don Richards Leadership Award Nomination

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File uploads should include a biography or resume, up to three additional items that display the nominee's leadership qualities (i.e. newspaper articles, previous awards, etc.) and up to three letters of recommendation.