Art Manley Award

Each spring, the Kootenai Democrats nominate members of our Democratic community for the Art Manley Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented annually at the North Idaho Democracy Dinner. Nominees for this award may not necessarily live lives that measure up to Art Manley’s accomplishments. However, they should demonstate a dedication of service to their communities. Service that is consistent with the principles of the Democratic Party and in accord with the spirit, determination and personal ethics that define the democracy we defend. People who embrace the belief that the Democratic Party and its members can make the difference in the life of ONE child, ONE family, ONE state, ONE nation.  These nominees are proud of our legacy and believe our Party has worked very hard in the past and will continue that work in the future to fulfill our promises of a better future for all Americans.

Award Winners

’18 Janet Callen
’17 Larry Kenck
’16 Shirley McFaddan
’15 Paula Neils
’14 Bev & Steve Moss
’13 Tony Stewart
’12 Barbara Harris
’11 Jerry & Diane Shriner
’10 Kristy & Ron Johnson
’09 Jeanne Buell
’08 David & Roberta Larsen
’07 Bob & Eileen Riddle
’06 Mary Lou Reed
’05 Bliss O Bignall
’04 Donna & Buell Hollister
’03 Art Manley

Nomination Process
To make a nomination for the 2018 Art Manley Award, write a letter explaining how your nominee(s) fits the above criteria. Submissions are due by April 1, 2018.

1. Your letter of nomination should be no more than 500 words.
2. Your nominee can be an individual or a couple. Couple’s need not be married.

There are a couple of options for submitting your letter of nomination:

  • Respond by email to Paula Neils (KCDCC Chair) or Shem Hanks (KCDCC Vice-Chair)
  • Send your nomination letter to KCDCC, PO Box 1297, Cd’A ID 83816-1297

​A committee of 5 prior award winners will convene to choose this year’s award recipient(s).

Rising Star Award

The Kootenai Democrats also wish to recognize the work and dedication of a new Democratic activist. This award is also presented annually at the Democracy Dinner.  The recipient of the “Rising Star” award will be a person who demonstrates these characteristics:

  • Seen as a relatively new voice and presence in the Democratic community;
  • Reliably volunteers time and energy with Kootenai Democrats to promote Democratic values;
  • Brings fresh ideas to the table to help energize the Kootenai Democrats;
  • Willing to do the ground work for turning ideas into reality;
  • Votes consistently in elections

Award Winners

’18 Jessica Nash Mahuron 
’17 Shem Hanks

NOMINATION PROCESS
To make a nomination for the 2018 Rising Star Award, write a letter explaining how your nominee(s) fits the above criteria. Submissions are due by April 1, 2018.

1. Your letter of nomination should be no more than 500 words.
2. Your nominee can be an individual or a couple. Couple’s need not be married.

There are a couple of options for submitting your letter of nomination:

  • Respond by email to Paula Neils (KCDCC Chair) or Shem Hanks (KCDCC Vice-Chair)
  • Send your nomination letter to KCDCC, PO Box 1297, Cd’A ID 83816-1297

​A committee of 5 prior award winners will convene to choose this year’s award recipient(s).