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


2024 award nominations have closed. Any nominations submitted after April 30th, 2024 will be considered for our 2025 awards and celebrated at our 107th Annual Meeting.

Don Richards Leadership Award Nomination

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Max. file size: 50 MB.
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.