At the League Birthday Luncheon on March 2, the 2019 Democracy in Action Award was presented to Kristin Kelly, former executive director of Pilchuck Audubon Society. Kristin has worked for 16 years with local governments in Snohomish County to  balance growth with livability.

About the Democracy in Action Award

This award is presented annually by the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County, typically at the League’s Birthday Luncheon on the third Saturday in February. The award recognizes outstanding achievement or long-term commitment to enhancing democracy in Snohomish County.

The award is presented to an individual or group in Snohomish County. Actions recognized include: serving as an elected official at the local, state, or national level; promotion of voter’s rights; advancing issues consistent with the League’s positions; and promoting citizenship development.

Nominations are accepted from the broad community, including Washington State as well as Snohomish County; from individuals, LWVSC current and past members, other groups and organizations, or from friends, family, and spouses of nominees. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Letters of nomination for the 2020  Democracy in Action Award should be sent to LWVSC President Vicki Roberts-Gassler,, before the Board meeting on December 5, 2019. Nominations should include contact information for the nominee and a description of service that merits the award. The award will be presented at the League's Birthday Luncheon on February 22, 2020.