City Awards

The City of West Allis provides award-winning municipal services to the residents of our community. The Departments serving the people of West Allis are regularly honored with recognition from local, regional, state, and national organizations that celebrate the best in municipal government. Below are recent awards our Departments and staff have received.

city administration

  • 2019 ELGL Traeger Awards  - Rebecca Grill, City Administrator

Communications Department

  • 2019 NATOA AWARDS Category 61 - Event/Program Promotion Award of Honor: "School Board Candidate Forum" City of West Allis, WI 
  • 2019 National Association of Government Communicators Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award - 1st Place, Internal Communications
  • 2019 ELGL Traeger Awards Top 50 Influencer - Jenny Kosek, Communications Strategist
  • 2019 3CMA Savvy Awards, Savvy Award, Community Visioning or Branding - City of West Allis Rebranding
  • 2019 3CMA Savvy Awards, Award of Excellence, Digital Interactive-Overall Website/Website Redesign
  • 2018 3CMA Savvy Awards, Savvy Award, Printed Publications-External Publications, "It's Your City Gets a Makeover"
  • 2018 NATOA Awards Category 42 - Community Awareness Awards Honorable Mention "Harvesting The Holiday Tree" 
  • 2018 Wisconsin DNR Recycling Excellence Award

Development Department

  • 2019 WEDA Lifetime Achievement Award for Exceptional Work in Economic Development - John Stibal, Director of Development
  • 2019 WEDA Frederick C. Pearce Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Economic Vitality of Wisconsin - John Stibal, Director of Development
  • 2017 U.S. Bancorp. Community Development Corporation Award - John Stibal, President, FIRE
  • 2017 APA WI Urban Design Award, "National Avenue Corridor Strategic Plan"

Finance department

  • 2004 - 2020 Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting (CAFR) - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Fire Department

  • 2019 Cystic Fibrosis Stair Climb Fastest Firefighter Team
  • 2019 Mission Lifeline Gold Award American Heart Association
  • 2019 Red Cross: Brave Hearts Public Safety Heros of the Year - Lieutenant Steven Kaltenbrun and Firefighters Bruce Potochich, Antonio Gibilian, and Samuel Knutson
  • 2019 Firehouse Magazine Valor Award, Honorable Mention - Lieutenant Steven Kaltenbrun and Firefighters Bruce Potochich, Antonio Gibilian, and Samuel Knutson
  • 2018 Center for Public Safety Excellence Reaccreiddation Status
  • 2019 American Heart Association Best Poster Presentation Award
  • 2018 ISO Rating of "1"
  • 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Stair Climb Fastest Firefighter team
  • 2018 American Red Cross Brave Hearts Hero of the Year - Jeff Cavett

GIS (Geographic Information systems)

  • 2019 WLIA Government Achievement Award - Pat Walker, GISP, Software Solutions & Usability Training Supervisor
  • 2018 Center for Digital Government Government Experience Award - Pat Walker, GISP, Software Solutions & Usability Training Supervisor

Health Department

  • 2019 - 2021 Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation, Silver Status
  • 2019 Nationa Public Health Reaccreditation
  • 2019 Wisconsin Public Health Association Presidential Citation Award - Melissa Thomas
  • 2018 State Certification as a Level III Health Department 

Police department

  • 2020 Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group Accreditation
  • 2019 First Responder Of The Year By The 15th Assembly District - Corporal Rod Nelson
  • 2019 Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler Association Narcotics K9 Challenge Award - Corporal Ryan Mcnally & K9 Gizmo
  • 2018 Wisconsin Professional Police Association Meritorious Award - Detective Todd Kurtz
  • 2018 Wisconsin Professional Police Association Meritorious Award - Sergeant (At The Time) Richard Krueger
  • 2018 Wisconsin Professional Police Association Meritorious Award - Detective Dan Ditorrice
  • 2018 Wisconsin Professional Police Association Team Award - Detective Nick Stachula
  • 2018 Wisconsin Professional Police Association  Meritorious Award - Sergeant Tim Gold
  • 2018 Wisconsin Professional Police Association  Meritorious Award - Sergeant Joseph Mathy
  • 2018 Wisconsin Professional Police Association Certificate Of Merit Award - Officer Bernie Molthen
  • 2018 Jay Balchunas Award By Hidta Agent Of The Year - Detective Nick Stachula

Public works

  • 2018 APWA Snow Plow Roadeo - Henry Teetz (1st Place), Scott Tavers (4th Place), Gary Banaszynski (8th Place)
  • 2018 Wisconsin DNR Recycling Excellence Award
  • 1980 - Present National Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA Designation