Zilla Way Award

Zilla Way Award

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The Zilla Way Award honors a local LWV ABC 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 LWV ABC as a mentor and an advisor.

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2009-2005 | 2004-2000 | 1999-1996 


2020 Zilla Way Award Certificate and Pat Kennedy

Patricia Kennedy 

for taking on the task of Membership Chair and using her energy, technical skills, resourcefulness and community connections to help LWV ABC more effectively serve our members.  

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Sandra Connor

Sandra Connor 

for leading our LWV 100th Anniversary exhibit at Anoka County History Center, filling the Membership Chair vacancy, and many other activities ... all in her first year of membership. 


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Bruce Promerantz receiving award

 Bruce Pomerantz

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

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


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Jeorgette Knoll and Zilla Way Award

Jeorgette Knoll

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

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Susan Anderson

Susan Anderson 

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


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 Kathy Aanerud with Zilla Way

Kathy Aanerud 
for advancing our League to the local media 


Gretchen Sabel with Susan Anderson and Zilla Way
Gretchen Sabel
for outstanding programs and getting things done 


Kathie Whechel 
Kathie Whelchel 
for welcoming new members and encouraging their involvement


 Zilla Way

Zilla Way
without Zilla there would be no Zilla Way award 


Mary Jo Truchon 

Mary Jo Truchon
water and wisdom 


Kay McCulley 
Kay McCulley 
for her steadfast support 


Doris Gordon 
willing worker over many years


Josephine Nunn
our wise and wonderful mentor


Millie Giddings
many decades of faithful membership and service


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


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


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


 Geri Nelson

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


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


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


Joan Molenaar 
who energetically saves the day for LWV ABC


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



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


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