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Frank P. Zeidler Award

Frank P. Zeidler (1912-2006) spent his life as a public servant. Although he was best known as Milwaukee’s mayor from 1948 to 1960, Zeidler served even longer in his unpaid capacities: as a civic activist, local historian, churchman, Socialist Party leader and conscience of the community. He was a tireless advocate for social justice and equal opportunity and a champion of mutual respect and cooperation as the keys to both world peace and civic unity. Government, in his view, was a sacred public enterprise whose goal was the greatest public good. Frank Zeidler was a citizen in the deepest sense of the word: someone who identified his welfare with the welfare of the world around him and never stopped working for its betterment.

The honor is awarded annually recognizing city residents who best exemplify Frank P. Zeidler’s legacy of social justice and civic accomplishment. The award was established by the Common Council for city residents with the exception of elected officials.
 

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Nominations are currently being sought for this year's award, and will be due on June 30, 2016.

Winners of the Frank P. Zeidler Award:
 

2015 - Dr. Luis "Tony" Báez

2014 - Kenneth "Ken" Germanson

2013 - Reuben and Mildred Harpole

2012 - Edward Anthony Green

2011 - Antonio M. Perez

2010 - Joseph and Joyce Ellwanger

2008 - Jack and Lucia Murtaugh

 


News Releases:

 

2015

May 17  Nominees sought for 2015 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award

2014

Jun. 17  Last chance to submit nominees for the 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award
Apr. 22  Nominees sought for 2014 Frank P.Zeidler Public Service Award 

2013

Aug. 27  Harpoles to receive 2013 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award
June 4  Nominees sought for 2013 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award

2012

Sept. 21  Green Named 2012 Winner of Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award
June 14  Nominees sought for 2012 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award

2011

Sept. 12  Pérez Named 2011 Winner of Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award
June 3  MEDIA ADVISORY: Deadline Approaches to Nominate for Zeidler Public Service Award
Mar. 30  Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award 2011 Nominees Sought
Mar. 18  MEDIA ADVISORY: Labor Historian to Deliver Zeidler Lecture on Importance of Public Sector Unions 

2010

Nov. 22  2010 Frank P. Zeidler Award Winners Announced
Mar. 12  Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award 2010 Nominees Sought

2009

Apr. 21  Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award Nominees Sought

2008

July 17  Inaugural Frank P. Zeidler Award Winners Announced

2006

Sept. 18  Honoring the Legacy of Former Milwaukee Mayor Frank P. Zeidler 

Frank P. Zeidler painting  

Send Questions to:


Joanna Polanco - City Clerk’s Office
City Hall, Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 286-2366
jpolan@milwaukee.gov

 



Frank P. Zeidler Public Service
Award Selection Committee

  • Chair - Ald. Robert Bauman

  • Vice Chair - Art Heitzer

  • Shelley Bruehling

  • John Gurda

  • Jack Murtaugh

  • Arthur Harrington

  • June Martin Perry



View agendas and meeting dates in Legistar.


 

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