Making Democracy Work

Zilla Way Award

The Zilla Way Award honors a local LWVABC member who has shown outstanding leadership in guiding our League. This award honors Zilla Way in recognition of her more than fifty years of participation in LWVABC as a mentor and an advisor.

2016

Arlene Gillett - LWV ABC Board Secretary 2016-present, Voter Outreach to high school students, and forum moderator.

2015

Katherine Lenaburg, Quad City Community Television operations manager, for taping our forums, producing public service announcements, and overall support of citizen engagement.

2014

Kathy Aanerud - for advancing our League to the local media

2013

Gretchen Sabel - for outstanding programs and getting things done

2012

Kathie Whelchel - for welcoming new members and encouraging their involvement

2011

Zilla Way - without Zilla there would be no Zilla Way award

2010

Mary Jo Truchon - water and wisdom

2009

Kay McCulley - for her steadfast support

2008

Doris Gordon - willing worker over many years

2007

Josephine Nunn - our wise and wonderful mentor

2006

Millie Giddings - many decades of faithful membership and service

2005

Sandra Shanley - lots to study, so much to say, and so many elections

2004

Marj Perry - who represents us at Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues, studies housing and other questions important to LWVABC

2003

Lois Ballinger - who conscientiously makes us a team to win the goal of good government

2002

Geri Nelson - who brings order to her world and good times to learning

2001

Betsy O'Berry - who followed the money and always knew the bottom line

2000

Dorothy Bridges - a founding member who cared for her city, league, and community neighbors who needed help

1999

Joan Molenaar - who energetically saves the day for LWVABC

1998

Carol Bradley - who is ever polite and friendly to the public and public officials

1997

Sandra Shanley - who keeps us connected with calls and e-mails and is a sounding board for new ideas

1996

Jeorgette Knoll - a dedicated and organized mother, educator, and League member.