The Wauwatosa Distinguished Citizen Award Council has announced that Mike and Judy Doyle have been named Wauwatosa's 2015 Distinguished Citizens of the year.
The award, established in 1964, honors people who make significant voluntary contributions to community life in Wauwatosa.
Wauwatosa residents for almost 30 years, the Doyles have made many contributions. Judy is the president and Mike the treasurer and former vice president of Tosa Skateboarders United.
Judy and Mike responded to the tragic loss of their son Jack, by providing a gift to the city of Wauwatosa in the form of the Jack Doyle Memorial Challenge Grant, to spur funding of the Tosa Skatepark.
Judy and Mike brought education, demonstrations, and fundraising for the skate park to numerous community events including the Tosa Farmer's Market, the Independence Day Parade, Tosa Night Out, TosaFest, and the Tosa Tonight concert series, according to the council's press release. Judy took her advocacy a step further by creating the Endless Skate Club at Longfellow Middle School as a way to develop interest and education in skating. For this effort, Judy was recognized by the Wauwatosa School District in 2011 with a Friends of Education Award. Mike and Judy continue to fundraise and plan with a goal of making the Tosa Skatepark bigger and better.
Along the way, they have educated the public on the dangers of 'the choking game' and other risky adolescent behaviors, providing an invaluable service to the greater community.
Their other activities include serving the community through Friends of Hart Park with the cleanup and weed-outs at the park and volunteering at Tosa Tonight concerts. They are active in many ways at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church.
on at a banquet and awards ceremony to be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Blue Mound Golf and Country Club.
Reservation are due Monday, April 18. Reservations cost $45.00 per person
Reservations may be made in person at: Wauwatosa City Clerk's Office, 7725 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call Kay Lorenzen, (414) 254-4507, for more information.