The Friend of WPA Award is presented every other year to someone, often a Wisconsin legislator, who has been a champion for advancing mental health care, or for efforts aimed at advocating for patients with mental illness.
In selecting the award recipient, the WPA Executive Council looks at the following criteria of nominees:
Past award recipients include:
2018: Rep. Paul Tittle
2016: Rep. John Nygren
2014: Assembly Speaker Robin Vos
2012: Charles E. Kubly Foundation
2010: Rep. Chuck Benedict