Making Democracy Work

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.

2016

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.

2015

Katherine Lenaburg and Quad City Television (QCTV) for recording LWV ABC discussions and providing a separate listing of the recordings on its website.

2014

John Vonde Linde for his outstanding work in improving the Anoka County Park

2013

Peter Bodley, ECM Publishing editor, for the strong support he gave to publicizing our forums and community events

2012

Student Senate of Anoka-Ramsey Community College for their positive, non-partisan and energetic hosting of the LWVABC election and public information events

2011

Steve Ericson for helping to keep League in the public eye

2010

No awardee

2009

No awardee

2008

Babcock, Manella, & Klint, attorneys at law for their faithful financial support

2007

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

2006

Elizabeth Shanley for guiding LWVABC into the computer age and the World Wide Web (plus helping her Mom get things right)

2005

Amy Altman and Caroling Smith of Integrated Waste Management for their commitment to Anoka County's residents and keeping homes safe

2004

Dick Brown for his constant attention to the environment

2003

No awardee

2002

Irene Meier who specializes in Anoka County's elections and provides data to the data to the public to our league's benefit

2001

Bernie Steffen who provided a base for us to raise funds for our future and sound advice on how to get there

2000

Vernon Clapp helped us in court and in the environment

1999

Linda Rodgers worked with us to benefit our children's education and future

1998

Jim Hulber opened his workplace and his business world of natural health

1997

Sandi Hitch who made us feel at home at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

1996

Gene Merriam knww the political territory and the politicians

1995

Lyle Bradley who knew the subjects that drive us and how fast to go

1994

George Garclavs showed us what was under the ground and in the water

1993

Robb Tronson introduced us to the bright lights of cable television

1992

Harvey Buchite knew the information we needed to be educated in the world

1991

Steve Schmidt helped us find the money we needed to accomplish our goals