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.

2018

Bruce Pomerantz - for increasing our visibility and accessibility with technology, enhancing communications with new and prospective members, and challenging our problem solving skills.

2017

Arlene Gillette + an accomplished forum moderator, high school voter registrar, and gracious leader in our organization.

2016

Jeorgette Knoll + for her outstanding long-term leadership to our organization and connecting us to successful community involvement.

2015

Susan Anderson + for stepping in to fill president vacancy and using her experience in community involvement and League to lead us well.

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.