The Jo Columbro Environmental Award

Jo Columbro

The Dayton Area League of Women Voters invites you to nominate an individual or organization in recognition of their contributions to environmental preservation. The Jo Columbro Environmental Award will be given annually in three areas: Public Education, Community Action/Advocacy, and Philanthropy. Nominations will be in the form of a letter specifying the name of the individual or organization nominated, and identifying the area of service or contribution, and the nature of the action/contribution. Nominations must be sent via mail or e-mail to the League of Women Voters office before March 15, 2015. Contact the League Office for more details.

Longtime League Member Honored

Vivienne Himmell

Surrounded by family, friends, and generations of those she has supported and served, longtime LWVGDA member Vivienne Himmell was honored on November 13th with the first annual John Pratt Legacy Award. The award is named after John W. Pratt, a founding member of both Choices In Community Living and the Resident Home Association. The award was presented by Partners for Community Living, recognizing Viv for her many years as a social worker and case manager for what was then the Montgomery County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

Since her retirement in 1998, Viv has continued caring for those with developmental disabilities by serving on the Human Services Levy Council and the Resident Home Association’s Board of Trustees, and as a member of Partners Joint Development Committee. As part of her award, Viv received a scrapbook filled with letters from peers and community members thanking her for her dedication, leadership and advocacy. Congratulations, Viv. Your League family is proud of you!

About our League

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area (LWVGDA) is one of the first Leagues established in 1920 after passage of the 19th amendment, making it a proud and direct descendent of the women’s suffrage movement. Over 250 members strong, LWVGDA encompasses both Montgomery and Greene Counties, and is an active partner of the State of Ohio League and the League of Women Voters U.S. The League is nonpartisan, and neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate, but does take action on issues following careful study and member consensus. All women and men eligible to vote are invited to join League. It’s not just about having the right to vote, it’s about what we do with it.