To nominate someone for this honor, please send a completed nomination form, identifying why you think a specific person or organization exemplifies democracy in action in Woodland to League of Women Voters of Woodland, P.O. Box 2463, Woodland, CA 95776 or by email to email@example.com. Please call Judy Simas if you have any questions at 662-1343. League members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations.
2014: Jenny Lillge for starting a Change.org petition called "Choose 4000" to involve Woodlanders in the discussion of growth in Woodland during the early stages of the General Plan update in 2014. The number 4000 refers to the growth figure recommended by the independent consultants hired by the City. The "Choose 4000" petition received nearly 600 signatures and comments of support in a few short weeks. As a result, the City Council voted to include a second scenario for 4,000 units as originally recommended (the 9,000 unit proposal is still being studied).
2013: Marco Lizzaraga for his many years of work for fair and free elections and serving on re-districting committees for the county, city and schools; The Woodland Tree Foundation for their urban tree planting and education efforts; Bj Ford for her long time and outstanding work as a community activist and charter member of the Woodland LWV.
2012: The Woodland City Council for their on going effort to begin to bring a reliable and clean water supply to Woodland with the formation of the Woodland Davis Clean Water Agency; and to Sylvina Frausto for her past and ongoing effort to better the lives of all families in Woodland but especially Latino families.
2011: Leslie Marcus for her lifetime of activism in Woodland; and the Daily Democrat for offering a forum for debate that only a newspaper can do, and being an important element in local democracy in Woodland.
2010: The Veterans Project: Erica Chung & Mike Owens, Woodland High School teachers, and Al Castillo, American Legion Post 77 Commander, for their joint effort in connecting high school students with veterans to hear their stories.
2009: Jim Durst and Fritz Durst, partners in the Durst Organic Farms for their commitment to sustainable farming practices and their generosity in feeding the hungry of Yolo County.
2008: Audrey Doehne for dedication to peace and foreign policy education. For the past 7 years, under her leadership, a group of citizens have made it their responsibility and duty to attend a midday peace vigil in front of the Yolo County Courthouse every 4th Saturday of each month.
2007: Michael V. Brady for his proactive and positive approach as chairperson of the City of Woodland's "Green Waste Citizen Advisory Committee.
2006: Woodlanders for Responsible Government for their work in promoting the spirit of democracy by taking positive action to promote the democratic process for citizens of Woodland.