Friend of League Award

Friend of League Award

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The Friend of League Award is awarded to a community member or group who assists LWV ABC in achieving our goal of good government.

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2020

Lydia Pottfoff and 2020 Friends of League Award

Staff of Anoka County Library Rum River and Anoka County Library Northtown (Lydia Potthoff pictured) - These libraries went above and beyond in contributing to community awareness of the men and women who contine to make democracy work for all by hosting the LWV traveling exhibit celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage and the League, hosting opening ceremony events of the exhibit, displaying LWV ABC local history artifacts and featuring books about the people and events leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Cortni O'Brien and 2020 Friends of the League Award

Cortni O'Brien Adult Services Librarian and the Columbia Heights Library - for hosting the LWV ABC historical exhibit and hosting, promoting and assisting LWV ABC with voter registration drives and dissemination of information to the public about the Presidential Primary.

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2019


Lori Anderson

 

Lori Anderson, founder of Transformative Circles for creating a safe environment where people of diverse cultures can come together to gain understanding and build relationships for a stronger community

  

 

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2018

Mel Aanerud receiving Friend of League Award 2018

 

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.

 

 

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2017

Leslie Sauer Smith receiving Friend of League Award

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.  

 

 

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2016

Andover Mayor Julie Trude with LWV ABC President  Jeorgette Knoll

 

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.

 

 

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2015

Katherine Lenaburg and LWV ABC President Jeorgette Knoll

 

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

 

 

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2014

John Von Linde

 

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

 

 

  

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2013 

President Susan Anderson presenting award to Peter Bodley

 

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 LWV ABC election and public information events
 
 

2011

Steve Ericson
 
 
 
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 - for spearheading 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
 

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2006

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

2005

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

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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 public to our league's benefit
 
 

2001

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

2000

Vernon Clapp - for helping us in court and in the environment
 
 

 1999

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

1998

Jim Hulber - who 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
 
 
 
 
Gene Merriam - for knowing the political territory and the politicians
 
 
 
 

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1995

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

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1994

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

1993

Robb Tronson - who introduced us to the bright lights of cable television
 
 

1992

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

1991

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