Annual Awards

Allan Green Memorial Award for Recreation Excellence

The Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau knows how important it is to have great attractions and volunteer resources, so each year, we offer the following Annual Awards.  For the first time in 2018 we are looking to the community to help us Nominate our candidates.

Please see the Nomination forms below, these are ALL due January 12

  • Festival & Event Volunteer of the Year
  • Allan Green Memorial Award for Recreation Excellence (individual)
  • Recreation Excellence (Business/Organization)
  • Restauranteur of the Year Award
  • Visitors Bureau Volunteer of the Year

Each of these awards are designed to showcase the volunteerism in our great community, please help us find those Hero’s in our community and celebrate them!  See our winners from previous years listed below or visit our blog post for last years winners at

Nominations are open to the Greater Cadillac Area marketing geography of the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau (North to Buckley, South to Leroy, West to Wellston, East to Merritt).

Past Award Recipients

Recreational Excellence Award Past Recipients


2012 – Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort (Business)

2014 – Cadillac Winter Promotions (Volunteers)

2014 – Cadillac Pathway (Volunteers)

2015 – Cadillac Garden Club (Volunteers)

2016 – Cadillac Rotary Club (Trails & Parks)

2017 - Friends of the White Pine Trail/MDNR (Volunteers)


2015 – Alan Green (Snowmobile Advocate)

2016 – Dave Foley (Silent Sports)

2017 - Steve Knaisel (Fishing Advocate)


Restaurateur of the Year Past Recipient

2017 - Snider Family & The Marina


Volunteer of the Year Past Recipients

Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau:

2012 – Brian Chapman

2013 – Mike Townsend

2015 – Carol Hill

2016 – Jim Neff

2017 – Michele Andrews

Cadillac Area Festivals & Events:

2014 – Steve Birdwell

2015 – Derek Anderson

2016 – Sharon Flewelling

2017 – Shawn Dostal

2018 Award Winners