Friend of League Award
The Friend of League Award is awarded to a community member or group who assists LWVABC in achieving its goal of good government.
Lori Anderson, founder of Transformative Circle - for creating a safe environment where people of diverse cultures can come together to gain understanding and build relationships for a stronger community
Mel Aanerud for his portrayal of Will Rogers in our successful community fundraiser, for his support and participation in Observer Corps at Anoka County Board, and forging our civic partnership with Ham Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Leslie Sauer Smith, QCTV Community Television producer, for her enthusiastic cooperation and community spirit that provides exceptional production of LWV ABC programs that educate and motivate viewers regarding public policy and community involvement. Examples of her work are available on the QCTV website.
City of Andover for its continuous support of providing free monthly meeting space and use of council chambers. It also promotes horticultural practices that favor pollinators.
Katherine Lenaburg and Quad City Television (QCTV) for recording LWV ABC discussions and providing a separate listing of the recordings on its website.
John Vonde Linde for his outstanding work in improving the Anoka County Park
Peter Bodley, ECM Publishing editor, for the strong support he gave to publicizing our forums and community events
Student Senate of Anoka-Ramsey Community College for their positive, non-partisan and energetic hosting of the LWVABC election and public information events
Steve Ericson for helping to keep League in the public eye
Babcock, Manella, & Klint, attorneys at law for their faithful financial support
Julie Jones who spearheaded a ten-year effort to restore the Springbrook Nature Center working with cities, a water maintenance organization, state and federal agencies, and the Northtown Shopping Center to get things done
Elizabeth Shanley for guiding LWVABC into the computer age and the World Wide Web (plus helping her Mom get things right)
Amy Altman and Caroling Smith of Integrated Waste Management for their commitment to Anoka County's residents and keeping homes safe
Dick Brown for his constant attention to the environment
Irene Meier who specializes in Anoka County's elections and provides data to the public to our league's benefit
Bernie Steffen who provided a base for us to raise funds for our future and sound advice on how to get there
Vernon Clapp helped us in court and in the environment
Linda Rodgers worked with us to benefit our children's education and future
Jim Hulber opened his workplace and his business, World of Natural Health
Sandi Hitch who made us feel at home at Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Gene Merriam for knowing the political territory and the politicians
Lyle Bradley who knew the subjects that drive us and how fast to go
George Garclavs showed us what was under the ground and in the water
Robb Tronson introduced us to the bright lights of cable television
Harvey Buchite knew the information we needed to be educated in the world
Steve Schmidt helped us find the money we needed to accomplish our goals