The League of Women Voters of Wyoming presents the Making Democracy Work Award annually to a person or group who has contributed to improving the state or a community within the state. Only LWV members and current elected officials are ineligible. Past winners include journalists, judges, elected officials, groups, community activists, government employees, and teachers.
|1998||Irma Kern (Gillette)|
|1999||Diana J. Ohman (Cheyenne)|
|2000||Lisa Kinney (Laramie)|
|2001||Sheela Shermetzler (Gillette)|
|2002||30 Days for Justice (Casper)|
|2003||Sarah Gorin (Laramie)|
|2004||Elaine Roth (Gillette)|
|2005||Legislative Service Office (Cheyenne)|
|2006||Ann Robinson (Casper)|
|The MDW Award experienced a hiatus for serveral years.|
|2014||WayisTwyford (Cheyenne, posthumously)|
|2015||Joan Barron (Casper)|
|2016||Matt Strannigan (Cheyenne)|
|2017||Arshi Rizwani-Nisley (Cheyenne)|
Two other winners are Marilyn Stebner Kite and Joe Lunne; exact years to be confirmed.
You can find more information on the Award details page.