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.
Watch video of the 2019 award ceremony, with winner Kathy Wright
|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||Wayis Twyford (Cheyenne, posthumously)|
|2015||Joan Barron (Casper)|
|2016||Matt Strannigan (Cheyenne)|
|2017||Arshi Rizwani-Nisley (Cheyenne)|
|2018||Mary Ellbogen Garland (Laramie)|
|2019||Kathy Wright (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.