Awards
Key Awards

Criteria
Any person or organization who has done something notable for the cause of open government within the past 12 months is eligible; this includes board members, WCOG members, the general public, or public officials. Individual self-nominations will not be accepted, although individuals may nominate their organizations. 
Nomination Form (.pdf)

 

Recipients

May 6, 2014
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Pictured: Kathy George, WCOG Board Member, Roger Harnack, Key Award Winner, Cynthia Mitchell, WCOG Board Member and Nancy Krier, AG Open Government Ombudsman.

April 29, 2014
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Pictured: Alan Gottlieb, Founder and Executive VP, WCOG President, Toby Nixon, Miko Tempski, General Counsel, and Phil Watson, Director of Special Projects.

April 24, 2014

Pictured: Carrie Rodriguez, Key Award Winner and
WCOG President Toby Nixon.

March 8, 2014
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Pictured: Cindy Ference, Key Award Winner, with WCOG President Toby Nixon.

January 28, 2014
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Pictured: Larry Shannon, WCOG Board Member with Key Award Winner Governor Jay Inslee, Bill Will, WCOG Board Member and Rowland Thompson, WCOG Advisory Council Member.

January 2, 2014
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Pictured: Toby Nixon, WCOG President with Key Award Winner Mike Baker and Chris Grygiel of The Associated Press.

November 12, 2013
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Laurie Rogers and WCOG Board Member, Steven Dixson.

November 2, 2013
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Drew Hendricks, with WCOG Board Members, David Seago (left) and Patience Rogge (right).

September 26, 2013

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Pictured: Key Award Winners KAPP, Yakima Herald-Republic, WCOG President Toby Nixon, KIMA and KNDO.

September 17, 2013
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Pictured: Mayor Joan McBride accepting The City of Kirkland's Key Award, with Toby Nixon, WCOG President and Mike Fancher, WCOG Vice President.

July 12, 2013
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Pictured: Key Award Winners James Neff, Seattle Times Investigations Editor, and Mike Carter, Reporter, with WCOG President Toby Nixon.

April 3, 2013

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Pictured: Key Award Winners Hunter George, Diane Ladenburg and Al Rose,
with WCOG President Toby Nixon.

March 9, 2013
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Pictured: WCOG President Toby Nixon with Key Award Winner Jonah Spangenthal-Lee.
Photo by James Whelan, F Stop Seattle Photography

January 23, 2013
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Pictured: WCOG President Toby Nixon with Key Award Winner Mayor Mike Anderson


October 17, 2012

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Pictured: Key Award Winners Bill Kildall (left) and Patricia Slaten (center) with Frank Garred.
Photo by Evan Kerschner
(Peninsula College’s Buccaneer student newspaper photo editor)


September 24, 2012
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Kim Hendrickson with WCOG President Toby Nixon. Photos courtesy of Kim Hendrickson and the
Washington Coalition for Open Government.

August 15, 2012
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Walter Michael Gendler
with WCOG Board Member Barbara Levette.

May 30, 2012
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Matt Rosenberg with WCOG President Toby Nixon.

March 10, 2012
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Carl Hu with WCOG President Toby Nixon.

December 1, 2011
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Pictured: Key Award Winner State Senator Pam Roach with
WCOG Board Member Mike Reitz.

 
September 23, 2011
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Elizabeth Campbell with
WCOG President Toby Nixon.

 
September 23, 2011
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Walter Jorgensen with
WCOG President Toby Nixon.

 
September 23, 2011
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Robert Shirley with
WCOG President Toby Nixon.

 
September 14, 2011
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Pictured: Key Award Winner State Senator Jim Honeyford with
WCOG Board Member Jason Mercier

 
August 16, 2011
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Councilmember John Knutsen,
Puyallup City Council, with WCOG President Toby Nixon.

 

Key Award 2009-2010 Recipients - Click Here

September 17, 2010
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Pictured: Key Award Winner Eric Rachner of Seattle with
WCOG President Toby Nixon.

 

Pictured: Key Award Winner Anthony Hemstad, Executive Director of World Trade Center Tacoma, with WCOG President Toby Nixon.

 

Mike Shepard accepting the Key Award on behalf of the
Yakima Herald-Republic with WCOG President Toby Nixon.

September 16, 2010
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Pictured: Barbara Lamoureux and other members of the group Citizens for a Better Everett accept a Key Award from WCOG President Toby Nixon.

July 9, 2010
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Pictured: Key Award Winners Brad Andersen and Gloria Howell of
Skamania County with WCOG President Toby Nixon.

April 7, 2010
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Pictured: WCOG President Toby Nixon and Key Award Winner and Everett School Board Member Jessica Olson.

February 18, 2010
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Pictured: WCOG President Toby Nixon and Key Award Winner
TNT Executive Editor Karen Petersen.
January 16, 2010

Pictured: WCOG President Toby Nixon, Pierce County Executive
Pat McCarthy and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna.

January 16, 2010

Pictured: WCOG President Toby Nixon, Monroe community activist Meredith Mechling and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna.

January 16, 2010

Pictured: WCOG President Toby Nixon, Mercer Island civic activist
Ira Appelman and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna.

January 16, 2010

Pictured: WCOG President Toby Nixon, Redmond CPA D. Edson Clark and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna.

July 21, 2009

Pictured: Key Award Winner Sam Taylor and WCOG President Toby Nixon.


Key Award 2007-2008 Recipients - Click Here

November 10, 2008
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Pictured: WCOG President Toby Nixon and Key Award Winner Debra Kolrud.

September 19, 2008
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Pictured: Bruce Chandler, Dr. Martha Martin, Greg Hansen, Charlie Burrow,
Allied Law Group - Michele Earl-Hubbard, James Neff,
Concerned Citizens in Action - Christy Diemond.

Pictured: Key Award Winner David Koenig and WCOG President Toby Nixon.

June 3, 2008
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Pictured: Tim Ford, WCOG President Toby Nixon, Key Award Winner
Shawn Bunney, and Brian Sonntag.

February 28, 2008
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WCOG President Toby Nixon and Key Award Winner Brendan Williams

September 21, 2007
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Glen Milner,Todd Hogden, Mark Mahnkey, Rep. Lynn Kessler,
Rob McKenna, Armen Yousoufian (not pictured here)




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