Chilton Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award
Recognition for Community Outreach & Engagement


The 2017 recipient of the Citizen of the Year is
Jerry Mallmann

About the 2017 Citizen of the Year

Jerry Mallmann is a very generous, patient, and respectful man.  He is a servant of Christ in everything he does. He believes in giving back and supporting the community and the people in it.  Jerry is generous with his time and talent and doesn’t often say “no” when asked. He lives out his faith daily with his family, friends, team members, customers and all who he encounters-not just with words but with his actions.

Jerry is the son of Norbert and Florence Mallmann and is the fourth child of eight. He married Donna Boll in 1983. Jerry and Donna are proud parents of three children: Alyssa (Matt), Francis (Carrie), Beth (Tyler), and one grandson Tesher.

Jerry graduated from Chilton High School in 1978 and started working in the furniture business shortly thereafter. In 1997 he became a partner, and in 2003 became the owner of Chilton Furniture. In his spare time Jerry enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling with his wife, and of course, volunteering. Jerry and Donna have traveled to Spain, Hawaii and soon to Alaska.

Congratulations on being the 2017 Citizens of the Year. Chilton is proud to have a devoted man like you as a part of our community.


Some of the events and organizations Jerry volunteers with include:

Good Shepherd Parish: Eucharistic minister and longtime lector. Trained through the diocese to become a lay presider over various prayer and communion services such as those at Stanton Place, Libby’s House and funerals. Has participated in the Adoration Chapel for many years. Lector and/or serve at special masses and funerals when called upon. Facilitator the last two years of the “That Man is You” program.

Chilton Area Community Foundation: Committee member since 2009 and eight plus years on the advisory board. CACF grants community.

Knights of Columbus: Member for 9 years and is in his second term as, Grand Knight. Currently sits on the board of directors. Active participant in vents such as “Walk of Life” and has organized countless brat fry’s and Tootsie Roll campaigns.

Mid Shores Home Builders Association: Board of Directors from 2003-2008, and 2017-present. Served as President in 2015 and 2016. Awarded the President’s Award in 2017 for outstanding effort and support of a member. Has been an event sponsor and participant of the Home and Garden Expo and Parade of Homes

Chilton Chamber of Commerce: Active member since 2003. Has served as President for two terms and is a current and past member of the board of directors. Committee member for Crafty Apple Fest, Retail, and Chilton Summer Festival
Chairman of Chilton Summer Festival Parade for many years

Fox Valley Technical College: Advisory Board

Chilton United Fund: Board Member

Committee member of Home and Garden Expo, Parade of Homes and Nominating Committee

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Past Recipients of Citizen of the Year Award

Year Recipient(s)
2016Bud & Barb Wieting
2015Al Steiner
2014Donald Kampfer
2013Richie Loose
2012Paul Meier
2011Terry Friederichs
2010Vern & Edith Knoespel
2009Tom Roberts
2008Paul Hugo
2007John Rodney Ronk
2006Derek McDermott
2005Chuck Schuknecht
2004Al & Cleta Woelfel, Roger & Cheri Kolbe
2003Dr. Joseph J. Schlaefer
2002Rodney Rautman
2001Lila Kilsdonk
2000Clem Casper
1999Sue Seckel
1998Deb Bohn & Carl Siebert
1997Daniel Albedyll
1996Mary Schuler
1995Ruth Ann Thede & Ray Wagner
1994Jerry Schneider
1993Bill Engler, Jr.
1992Flossie J. Edens & Ray Mlada
1991Dave & Cindy Berth
1990Jerome (Jerry) Koenig
1989Greg & Kathy Garton
1988Bill Engler, Sr.
1987Rose M. Wettstein
1986Jim Eisner
1985Alpheus W. Larson & Lorraine L. Larson
1984Betty Koch & Ed. J. Casper
1983Arthur W. Hugo & F. J. Schneider
1982Gail Engler
1981Dick Gilles
1980Barbara Hertel & Louise Sohrweide
1979Mary Knauf
1978Ken Weber & Beulah Griem
1977Roger Nelson
1976Robert Mand
1975Harry Thompson
1974Lester Nelson
1973Dave Casper
1972Hugo Herzog
1971G. G. Bloomer
1970Arthur Horst & Neil Nelson
1969Evelyn McCarty
1968Rev. Roland Ahren, Rev. O.M. Moeschberger & Jack Young
1967Dr. K. R. Humke & Dr. James Knauf
1966J. Ed. Sohrweide
1965Gordon Aebischer
1964Orrin Meyer
1963Royal Klofanda
1962Howard Schucht
1961Mr. & Mrs. Vince Todd
1960Donald E. Bonk & Vincent G. Reinkober
1959Bernice Tesch & Norbert Sturm
1958Arthur B. Connell & John Steenport
1957Mrs. William Stauss
1956Francis J. Flanagan & Rev. William Griffith
1955Judge George Goggins, Dr. Goggins & William J. McHale
1954Carl Hofmeister & Martin Salm
1953John Reinkober & John Schneider
1952Arthur Hipke & William Knauf
1951Irene Flatley & Theodore Christoph
1950 Dr. E. T. Rathert & Dr. N. J. Knauf
1949 Jerome Fox, Judge Arps & Ray Jensen