Award Nominations



The Ethics in Action Award Nomination Period is now open all year!

Check out videos featuring past Ethie Award Recipients here:


Don Snyder Maria Plascencia Andrea Fanta


Rick Brunner Rhonda Chandler Justis Tenpenny 


Captain John Balza  Dr. Billy Korinko Elizabeth Kostichka  Ingrid Parker-Hill Ruthie Tucker

Tell us about someone you know whose work is making an impact in Brown County by completing a nomination form today! Award nominations are accepted year round, and nominations received after May 31 will be considered the following year.

Ethie Nomination Form
2022 Ethie Nomination

About You (The Nominator)

About the Person You are Nominating (The Nominee)

The ideal nomination focuses on a story, (i.e., a specific situation, concern or challenge in the community and how the nominee transformed this situation). We aren't looking for information about how amazing the nominee is as a human (we know they are!). The goal is to inspire action with their individual story.
Did the Nominee’s work/action described above either occur in Brown County, WI or have an impact in Brown County, WI? *
Did the nominee’s work/action described above (1) happened within the past 24 months or (2) was completed more than 24 months ago and continues to positively impact Brown County? *
Where the nominee's work/action had an impact (choose all that apply):

References, i.e., Story Supporters

We ask that you provide at least one reference to support the story you told above. That's someone else with knowledge or information about the impactful thing that the nominee did to inspire this nomination. There's space to provide additional references if you wish.

The nomination process:

  • Focuses on PEOPLE who are creating healthier workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods
  • Seeks out STORIES OF IMPACT shared by nominators and story supporters
  • Lifts up the details of personal stories that inspire ethical change
  • Award Recipients will be announced at our fall Ethics in Action Honors Event 

Our community is filled with so many stories of courage, leadership, insight, and morals. Share them with us by nominating someone for an ethics award (aka Ethie)!

Nominations are open year-round. To learn more about the nomination process, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you need a paper nomination form, you can view and download it HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Dernbach at [email protected]

Let’s lift up their stories, celebrate these individuals & inspire each other!