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LWVLC, Inaugural Jean Oxley Award 2021 – Nominations Due by April 30th, 5:00 pm

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


League of Women Voters Linn County, Inaugural Jean Oxley Award 2021

Nominations Due by April 30th, 2021, 5:00 pm

Jean Oxley was a lifelong Linn County resident and wanted her work to benefit the community she lived in. She was the first woman elected to the Linn County Board of Supervisors and is still the longest-serving supervisor. Jean served on countless boards and commissions but two of her most notable projects are still here in Linn County. Jean established funding for The ARC of East Central Iowa which helps families keep their children at home rather than in institutions. She also helped establish the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center to ensure minors were separate from adults. 

Please read the criteria below to nominate a Linn County resident for the Jean Oxley Contribution Award. The award winner will be invited to the annual Linn County League of Women Voters Dinner. A plaque will be presented to the award winner and a year-long membership to the League of Women Voters.    

Award Criteria

  • The nominee is a Linn County resident and the work they do directly impacts Linn County

  • The nominee should be someone that is helping a marginalized community in Linn County

  • The nominee does not need to be a Linn County League of Women Voters member

  • The nominator should submit a 1 page write up about the nominee

    • Should include the nominee’s advocacy work or a specific project (it can be current or past)

    • The marginalized group the nominee directly impacts

    • How this work directly impacts and benefits Linn County

    • The work of the project(s) cannot be partisan in nature

    • Other qualifications that the committee should be made aware of about the nominee nominating a Linn County resident for this award, which will be given for the first time in 2021.

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Please email the nomination form and the 1 page write up to both jeanmcmenimen@gmail.com and breanna.oxley@gmail.com or send to P.O. Box 2422 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406 

Nomination forms and write-ups are due by Friday, April 30th by 5pm


April 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm