Making Democracy Work

Agnes Slosson Lewis Award

Awarded annually to a woman exemplifying outstanding contributions to and participation in civic affairs

2019 Award

The League of Women Voters of Geneva will honor Sage Gerling, City Manager of the City of Geneva with the League's 2019 Agnes Slosson Lewis Award at its annual dinner, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 5:30 PM at the historic Stewart House on the Lochland School campus in Geneva.

The award is given in honor of Agnes Slosson Lewis, one of the region's most active suffragists and a founder of the League of Women Voters of Geneva, and the League of Women Voters of New York State. First given in 1960, the award recognizes women for leadership ability and inspiration to others, as well as broad interest in the community and good government.

Sage Gerling exemplifies those attributes. Her volunteer work in Geneva includes sustained Board leadership at the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva at the Geneva Community Center, and organizer of the Geneva Green Schools initiative. She has also dedicated her time and talents to the Girls Scouts, and to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva.

Her groundbreaking leadership and innovation in her work as the City of Geneva's Director of Neighborhood Initiatives from 2012 to 2018 is well known locally, and has made a tremendous impact on the quality of life for Geneva's residents. In 2018 she became City Manager for the City of Geneva where she continues to lead with vision and dedication.

The speaker for the evening will be Deborah Hughes, President and CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, NY.

The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. The cost of the catered dinner is $30, payable by cash or check at the door, and reservations should be made by contacting Beth Reiners by e-mail at: breiners@rochester.rr.com or by phone: (315) 789-3761 on or before June 7th.

ASL Nominating Form

THE AGNES SLOSSON LEWIS AWARD NOMINATION

The Agnes Slosson Lewis Award is given in honor of one of the founders of both the Geneva league and the New York State League of Women Voters. First given in 1960, the award recognizes women for leadership ability and inspiration to others as well as broad interest in the community and in good government over an extended period of time. Both volunteer and paid work experiences are considered. Any citizen may nominate a woman who lives or serves within the area comprising the League of Women Voters of Geneva. Please include the following information with each nomination.

NAME OF NOMINEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ADDRESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NAME(S) OF NOMINATOR(S) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ADDRESS AND PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

In support of your nomination please provide as much information as possible for the committee, using the following outline. Attach a separate page with the following information.

  • CONTRIBUTIONS TO CIVIC AFFAIRS (attach news clippings, in any)

  • DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP ABILITY

  • INTEREST IN GOOD GOVERNMENT (at any level)

  • VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES (list and describe, give approximate number of years of involvement, if possible)

  • ADDITIONAL COMMENTS (please attach additional sheets if you need more space)

ASL Past Recipients

The Agnes Slosson Lewis Award is given annually to a local woman for outstanding contribution to and participation in civic affairs. Here is the list of past honorees. (Some years the award was not given.)

1960 Mrs. George Parmelee

1961 Blanchard Bartlett

1962 Mary Adams

1963 Lucy Glunz

1964 Edna Brownlee

1965 Susan Chapman

1966 Helen Maney

1967 Molly Lydenberg

1968 Marguerite Firoozi

1969 Beulah Glasgow

1970 Mary Jeanne Grabman

1971 Marleah Tyndall

1972 not given

1973 Rosa Blue

1974 Mary Mann Moyer

1975 Rhoda Brown

1976 Virginia Barton

1977 not given

1978 Margaret Wyckoff

1979 Lucile Harford

1980 Shirley Thibault

1981 Jane Bennett Brown

1982 Jane Molodetz

1983 Elizabeth Heaton

1984 Elizabeth Odell

1985 Shirley Brind

1986 Jane Bentsen

1987 Margaret Bonney

1988 not given

1989 Barbara Springstead

1990 Nettie Scoon

1991 not given

1992 Patrisha Blue

1993 Mary Luckern

1994 Joanne Wisor

1995 Elizabeth White

1996 Lucile Mallard

1997 Heather Aten

1998 not given

1999 Karen Fouracre

2000 Eva Steadman

2001 Jane Howland

2002 Catherine Barnard

2003 Norma Lamberson

2004 Mary Miller

2005 Martha Wilson

2006 Kim Reisch

2007 Mary Hosking

2008 Barbara Lamb

2009 Jacqueline Augustine

2010 not given

2011 not given

2012 Alaine Espenscheid

2013 Alejandra Molina

2014 Martha Davis

2015 Trina Newton

2016 Barbara Roesch Rokow

2017 Mary Lee Bourbeau

2018 Kim Aliperti