Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 WGR Leadership Awards. Click here to learn more.

Outstanding Congressional Staff   |   WGR Distinguished Member

Outstanding Member of Congress

    
(L)  Kathleen Coulombe, Society for Human Resource Management, and 2017 Award Recipient Rep. Martha McSally
(R) Abby Jagoda, International Council of Shopping Centers, and 2017 Award Recipient Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
  • 2017 - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Rep. Martha McSally
  • 2016 – Rep. Karen Bass and Rep. Barbara Comstock
  • 2015 – Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Lynn Jenkins
  • 2014 – Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Rep. Susan Davis
  • 2013 – Sen. Mary Landrieu and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
  • 2012 – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
  • 2011 – Sen. Olympia Snowe
  • 2010 – Sen. Blanche Lincoln
  • 2009 – Sen. Susan M. Collins
  • 2008 – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • 2007 – Sen. Lisa Murkowski
  • 2006 – Rep. Deborah Pryce

Outstanding Congressional Staffer

2017 Award Recipient Colleen Carlos and Stan White, Office of Representative Robert Brady
 
  • 2017 - Colleen Carlos, Office of Representative Robert Brady
  • 2016 – Catherine Knowles, Office of Representative John Culberson
  • 2015 – Jaime Cheshire, House Armed Services Committee and Kate Hallahan, House Appropriations Committee
  • 2014 – Mary Frances Repko, Office of Rep. Steny Hoyer and Maryam Brown, Office of Rep. John Boehner
  • 2013 – No award this year
  • 2012 – Founding members of the Women’s Congressional Staff Association
  • 2011 – Melinda Glazer, Senate Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery
  • 2010 - Amy Levine, House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet
  • 2009 – Beverly Pheto, Majority Staff Director, House Appropriations Committee
  • 2008 - Maryam Sabbaghian, Minority Staff Director, House Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
  • 2007 - Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, Majority Staff Director, House Committee on Homeland Security
  • 2006 - Bridgett Taylor, Chief Health Finance Advisor, House Energy & Commerce Committee

Governors Award

Susan Sullivan, SB Capital Solutions, and 2017 Award Recipient Kate Brown (OR)
 

2017     Governor Kate Brown (OR)
2016     Governor Mary Fallin (OK)

WGR Distinguished Member

2017 Award Recipient Meredith Shue and Past President Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg
 

The Distinguished Member Award, WGRs highest honor, is presented annually to one WGR member who has demonstrated outstanding service, initiative, innovation and dedication to WGRs goals throughout the years. Members are nominated by their peers and colleagues. Competition is strong due to the level of commitment so many members of WGR give to this organization.

2017     Meredith Shue
2016     Rebecca South
2015    
Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg
2014
    LeeAnn Petersen
2013     Angel Riley
2012     Elissa Dodge
2011     Elizabeth Reicherts
2010     Jan Lipsen
2009     Lauren E. Beck
2008     Peggy Tighe
2006     Kelly Bobek
2005     Anne E. Esposito
2004     Judy Schneider
2003     Amy B. Kimball
2002     Greta Todd
2001     Jacqueline D. Bowens
2000     Cynthia L. Moore
1999     Lisa M. Dinackus
1998     Carolyn Carlson
1997     Millicent Gorham
1996     Singleton McAllister
1995     Catherine Grealy Cohen
1994     Kathleen Galiher Ott
1993     Cynthia Lebrun-Yaffe
1992     Victoria Calvert Chapman
1991     Amy L. Edwards
1990     Shirley Hales
1989     Sally J. Patterson
1988     Tuckie Bartlett
1987     Betsy Younkins
1986     Elisabeth Hanlin
1985     Carolyn Herr Watts
1984     Paulette Pidcock
1983     Julie McCahill
1982     R. M. Julie Archuleta
1981     Laramie McNamara
1980     Dorothy Ferrell
1979     Susan Fridy
1978     Kathleen Buck
1977     Linda Mills