LAKE FOREST-LAKE BLUFF – The League of Women Voters-Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area has presented Carol Russ the Carrie Chapman Catt Local Leadership Award. Carol was recognized not only for her years of outstanding leadership on the Board of Directors and as Board President, but also for her continuing guidance and support. Her efforts educated Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents about public policy issues and fostered a wider participation in the democratic process.
After stepping down from the Board in 2003, Russ has continued to promote the League’s mission. The League always can count on her directing big or small jobs. Some of her many contributions include: driving her car in the Lake Bluff July 4th parade, organizing public programs such as the “Stormwater: From the Ground Up”, managing candidate debates, presenting “Know Your Government Award” at Deerpath Middle School, acting as liaison to the Lake Michigan Region chapter, and monthly writing a witty email to members.
The League has benefited greatly over the years from her expertise. Her creative and management skills are exemplary. Her positive attitude and warm people skills smooth over difficult situations. The League appreciates all that she has done, and looks forward to many years of Carol’s leadership and contributions.
The Award is named after the founder of the League of Women Voters. Carrie Chapman Catt was a prominent leader in the fight for women’s suffrage. With her famous leadership and organizations skills, she pressured Congress to pass the 19th Amendment.
Submitted by the League of Women Voters, Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area, a nonpartisan political organization. The League encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit our website http://lwv-lflb.org/ or follow us on Facebook. We welcome men and women of all ages to become members.