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Awards Committee: Nominations Due

Sheila Willet Distinguished Service Award

The Willet Award is presented at the Annual Business Meeting in April to an LWVDC member who has demonstrated long-term dedication to the League’s mission and active support of its activities, or has seen to fruition a significant initiative that contributes to the mission of the League.

This Award is named for Sheila Willet, the long-time office manager and member of LWVDC, who exemplified this dedication. (Historical note: This award has also been referred to as the President’s Award.)

Linda Beebe Award for Making Democracy Work

The Beebe Award is presented at the Annual Business Meeting in April to an exceptional individual and/or organization that works to improve democracy within Washington, DC.

Named for Linda Beebe, President of the LWVDC from 2015-2018, to honor her dedication to the League’s mission of engaging and educating voters, improving elections, and defending democracy within the District of Columbia.  

The award honors Linda Beebe by formally recognizing individuals and/or organizations that are actively engaged in keeping our city strong, fair, vibrant and livable.  Awardees shall have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to making democracy work within one or more of the following areas of work:

  • Expanding voting rights for DC residents

  • Increasing local autonomy of the DC government

  • Improving DC elections

  • Engaging and educating DC voters

Candidates for elected office and their staff actively engaged in an election campaign are not eligible for this award.

League members may be considered for this Award.

Earlier Event: February 21
February Membership Meeting
Later Event: March 11
Board of Trustees Meeting