Presented jointly by the Door County Maritime Museum and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, the Mariner Award recognizes individuals who have had a significant positive and lasting impact on the Door County maritime community. One living and at least one posthumous award are presented each year. Sponsored by the City of Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee, Greater Green Bay Council of the United States Navy League, Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club and Door County Maritime Museum, the Coast Guard Person of the Year award recognizes a local active duty Coast Guardsman who exemplifies the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty. The honoree is selected from among nominees submitted by the three local Coast Guard units—USCGC Mobile Bay, Marine Safety Detachment Sturgeon Bay, and the Canal Station. All nominees are recognized and the winner announced at the award dinner.