Porter Award Recipients
Mike Daitch and Don Sheill, Holland Area League of Women Voters, for their work to rebuild the LWVHA Observer Corps. Their hard work and hours of observation of local governmental meetings have inspired others to join them, observing and reporting on issues and decisions that impact us close to home.
Cathy Brockington,, Holland Area League of Women Voters, for her many years of work on Allegan County's VOTE411 and her support of Voter Services activities to inform voters and encourage voter participation.
Barb Ferguson, Website and Social Media Director, Holland Area League of Women Voters, for her work on the League website and social media platforms to increase the visibility of the LWVHA.
Christina (Tina) Pawlak, Voter Service Chair, Holland Area League of Women Voters, for going above and beyond to carry out the League's mission of voter engagement via candidate forums, voter registration etc. in the face of a global pandemic.
Steven Diatch, Ottawa County Elections Coordinator, for his outstanding support and training on Michigan's newly revised election laws. His enthusiasm and readiness to support the League's efforts to increase voter registration was exceptional.
Martha Winsche and Deirdre Toeller-Novak received the 2018 Porter Award for their enthusiastic and very successful local leadership of the petition drive for “Voters Not Politicians” which was then placed on the Michigan ballot (and won voter approval!)
Margaret (Peggy) Boyce, a long-time LWVHA member served in many capacities, most notably her tireless efforts to bring LWV-sponsored candidate forums to the Saugatuck-Douglas political arena.
Jessica Fuentes, a staff member at LAUP (Latin Americans United for Progress), who went “above and beyond” to assist with the Hispanic Youth Leadership workshop hosted by LWV-HA.