Brad Shannon - LWVTC Lifetime Citizenship Award

Brad Shannon, Editorial Page Editor, The Olympian, was one of two people from Thurston who were honored at the LWVTC Education Fund Luncheon on October 28, 2017.

Brad Shannon is an Olympia native and a graduate of The Evergreen State College. He was the political reporter and the Washington Statehouse reporter for 16 years studying state issues & politics, and particularly their impact on state workers. In Dec 2014 he assumed the role of Editorial Page Editor for The Olympia. We are recognizing Brad with our Lifetime Citizenship Award to not only to recognize his career in journalism but also to acknowledge his work to understand issues and inform the community.

Lifetime Citizenship Award - Meg Martin

One of two Lifetime Citizenship Award presented at the LWVTC Education Fund Luncheon, on October 28, 2017, was given to Meg Martin, Program Director, The People’s House

Meg Martin MSW, MHP is Program Director of The People’s House, a program of Interfaith Works, and has been the Shelter Coordinator since 2013. The Shelter meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless, instead of focusing on "first-come, first served". Meg’s hard work and dedication was instrumental in developing this policy, among other innovations for helping needy citizens in Thurston County.



Senator Karen Fraser - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

KarenFraser.jpgSenator Karen Fraser received our Lifetime Citizenship Award during the LWVTC Luncheon on October 29th.  This coming January, Senator Fraser celebrates 50 years of public service, having served as State Senator (6 terms), State Representative (2 terms), Lacey Mayor and City Council Member (first woman for each), Thurston County Commissioner (second woman), Legislative Liaison for three state agencies, citizen lobbyist, nonprofit organization advocate, and Adjunct Faculty at The Evergreen State College.

Senator Fraser has provided effective leadership on a wide range of important issues---women, labor, environment, community development, consumer protection, cultural affairs, and state level international relations.  As a long-term LWVTC member, she has consistently promoted core League values, particularly making democracy work for citizens, civility in government, and promoting the informed and active participation of citizens. 

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Cherie Davidson - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

Cherie-Davidson.jpgCherie was raised in a family that was always active in public affairs. She and her husband, Don moved to Olympia in 1969. Her volunteer work helped shape our community and the state.

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Dorothy Marsh - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

dorothy_marsh.jpgDorothy Marsh served as President of the League of Women Voters of Thurston County 1996-98. She then became the Voter Service Chair for ten years.

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Thomas L. (Les) Purce - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

les_purce.jpgDr. Thomas L. (Les) Purce has served as president of The Evergreen State College, a nationally recognized, public liberal arts college, since July 1, 2000.

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Jill Severn - LWV-TC Lifetime Citizenship Award

2013-jill_severn.jpgJill has been a journalist, a reporter for the United Nations, Executive Director of the World Affairs Council in Seattle and a speechwriter for two governors.

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