Key Award.

Key Award

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)

Recent Recipients

March 16, 2017 – Mike Baker and Justin Mayo

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Seattle Times investigative reporters Mike Baker and Justin Mayo were given the Washington Coalition for Open Government’s Key Award, Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Seattle, for their series investigating Swedish Hospital’s Neuroscience Institute in Seattle. Pictured (from left to right): Seattle Times Executive Editor Don Shelton; Washington Coalition for Open Government president Toby Nixon; reporters Mike Baker and Justin Mayo; and Managing Editor Michele Matassa Flores. (Photo by Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times).

Past Recipients

+1/23/17 - Lincoln County Commissioners

January 23, 2016

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Pictured (from left to right): Commissioner Scott Hutsell, Chairman of the Commission Rob Coffman, WCOG Board Member David Dewhirst, and Commissioner Mark Steadman. 


+9/23/16 - Kathy and Gerald Kingen

September 23, 2016

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Pictured: WCOG President Toby Nixon and Key Award recipients, Kathy and Gerald Kingen.

+10/3/16 - Port of Port Angeles

October 3, 2016

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Pictured: WCOG Board Member, George Erb, port commission President Colleen McAleer, and Commissioner Connie Beauvais.

+6/10/16 - John Geniuch

June 10, 2016

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Pictured: Toby Nixon, WCOG President, and John Geniuch, Key Award Recipient.

+2/23/16 - SeaTac City Council

February 23, 2016

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Pictured: from left to right: Kathryn Campbell, Tony Anderson, Michael Siefkes (Deputy Mayor), Peter Kwon, Pam Fernald, Erin Sitterley, and Rick Forschler (Mayor).


+1/23/16 - Patricia Peterson

January 23, 2016

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Pictured: Patricia Peterson, Key Award recipient, and Toby Nixon, WCOG President.


+12/18/15 - Steven Merrival

September 18, 2015

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Pictured: Toby Nixon, WCOG President with Steven Merrival, Key Award recipient.
Photo by Marcus R. Donner © 2015


+12/18/15 - Tim Clemens

September 18, 2015

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Pictured: Toby Nixon, WCOG President with Tim Clemans, Key Award recipient.
Photo by Marcus R. Donner © 2015

+3/14/15 - Bob Fortner and Althea Paulson

March 14, 2015

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Key awards - Paulson and FortnerPictured: Toby Nixon, WCOG President with Bob Fortner and Althea Paulson, Key Award Winners.


+3/14/15 - Steven Friederich

March 14, 2015

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Key award - FriederichPictured: Toby Nixon, WCOG President and Steven Friederich Key Award Winner.


+3/14/15 - Gene Pollard

March 14, 2015

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Pictured: Toby Nixon, WCOG President and Gene Pollard, Key Award Winner.

+3/4/15 - Mike Wagers

March 4, 2015

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Chief Wagers receives award from Coalition for Open GovermentPictured: Mike Wagers, COO, accepting Key Award Winner for the Seattle Police Department and Toby Nixon, WCOG President.


+2/13/15 - Arthur West

February 13, 2015

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Pictured: Toby Nixon, WCOG President and Arthur West, Key Award Winner.


+1/5/15 - David Timmons

January 5, 2015

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Pictured: David Timmons, Key Award Winner and Patience Rogge, WCOG Board Member.


+11/6/14 - KOMO4 News and Tracy Vedder

November 6, 2014

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Pictured: Judy Endejan, WCOG Board Member, Holly Gauntt, KOMO 4 News Director, Tracy Vedder, Key Award Winner and George Erb, WCOG Board Member.


+9/5/14 - Everett Herald

September 5, 2014

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+8/4/14 - Jody Bardin

August 4, 2014

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Pictured: Judy Bardin, Key Award Winner and David Seago, WCOG Board Member.


+6/26/14 - Sandy Stokes

June 26, 2014

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Pictured: George Erb, WCOG Board Member, Sandy Stokes, Key Award Winner and Peggy Watt, WCOG Board Member.


+6/25/14 - Mike Baker

June 25, 2014

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Pictured: Eric Stahl, WCOG Board Member, Mike Baker, Key Award Winner, and Kathy Sakahara, WCOG Board Member.


+5/6/14 - Roger Harnack

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.