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Wisconsin Forward Award Honors Eight Wisconsin Organizations
MADISON - This year's Wisconsin Forward Award recipients were recognized Wednesday, November 30 at an award ceremony and gala held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of Wisconsin organizations that have benefited from the program's services and learning opportunities, as well as the thousands of service hours contributed by its volunteer Board of Examiners.

Representatives from eight Wisconsin organizations accepted public recognition for their achievements in the 2016 Award program in three category areas: Mastery, Commitment, and Challenger recognition. The Wisconsin Forward AwardMastery Recognition was awarded to the Muskego-Norway School District (Muskego), Holy Family Memorial (Manitowoc), and MetaStar, Inc. (Madison). Milwaukee County: Department of Administration (Milwaukee) was awarded the Commitment Recognition, and the Challenger Recognition was awarded to Curative Care (Wauwatosa), Department of Employee Trust Funds (Madison), Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services (Milwaukee), and HSHS Western Wisconsin Division (Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls).

The Wisconsin Forward Award Program is designed to recognize Wisconsin organizations that strive to be role models. Modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, WFA's evaluation process is based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, which provides a framework and criteria to guide organizational performance. Organizations submit a self-assessmen t to the program for an in-depth review and written feedback from a team of volunteer Examiners.


Awards displayed at the WFA Gala,
held November 30 in Madison.

Brett Remington, WCPE Interim Executive Director and Wisconsin Forward Award emcee, welcomes Gala attendees.
About the Wisconsin Forward Award
Wisconsin Forward Award, Inc. was created in 1997 by the Governor's Council on Workforce Investment. The award promotes excellence in organizational management, recognizes the achievements and results of Wisconsin organizations implementing performance excellence systems, and publicizes successful performance excellence management strategies.

All types and sizes of Wisconsin organizations are eligible to apply, including manufacturers, service companies, small businesses, educational institutions, health care organizations, and non-profit organizations, including trade and professional associations, government entities, and charities. 

WFA is a public/private partnership administered by the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence. More information about Wisconsin Forward Award can be found at