The Passing of Relmond “Van” Daniker

A note from Ann Ebberts – AGA Chief Executive Officer:


AGA Chapter Members,

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news that Relmond “Van” Daniker passed away early this morning.  Many of you may remember Van – as he was my predecessor and held the role of Executive Director of AGA for 11+ years.

Our National Executive Committee recently voted to rename our Government Transparency Award to the “Relmond P. Van Daniker Government Transparency Award” – which will be given out yearly at the PDT in July.  Van was such a strong proponent of open government and of the Citizen Centric Report, that we felt that in this way – he will always be remembered for his efforts.  Mary Peterman, a recent AGA Past National President (PNP), who spearheaded the renaming, was able to share this news with Van and he was very touched and honored to be recognized in this way.

Ann M. Ebberts
Chief Executive Officer