PALMDALE – The League of Women Voters of the Antelope Valley (LWVAV) is looking for an individual with a track record of “exceptional leadership and courageous community service” in the Antelope Valley communities.
This individual will be recognized June 25 with the fourth annual “Jeannette Rankin Award.”
The award’s namesake, Jeannette Rankin, was the first woman elected to Congress, in 1916 at the age of 38. The Missoula, Montana, native worked tirelessly for the right of women to vote and for child protection laws. Rankin’s example has inspired women and men to get involved and affect change in their communities, according to Terry Van Hook, Award Selection Committee Chair and Public Relations Director for the LWVAV.
“The LWVAV wants to encourage that example of extraordinary courage in meeting the needs our communities face today,” Van Hook stated. “We need visionary leaders to address our major problems and work for their solution with other public-spirited people.”
The Jeannette Rankin award – whose previous winners include Deborah Sheldon (2011), Sue Dell (2012) and Judy Cooperberg (2013) – recognizes people who have demonstrated great leadership and overcome obstacles in their efforts to make a difference.
“The nominees for the Jeannette Rankin Award are leaders who are creating positive change in our community,” Van Hook stated.
The nomination process
The nomination application for the 2015 Jeannette Rankin Award is available at: http://www.lwvav.org/Award_Application.html. Applicants may nominate themselves.
The nomination deadline is May 25, 2015.
The winner will be recognized at the June 25 annual mixer of the League of Women Voters Antelope Valley.
For more information on the LWVAV’s annual Jeannette Rankin Award, contact Terry Van Hook at 661-206-8532.