Awards

Every year, the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus presents two awards at our winter meeting in Boise following the Frank and Bethine Church Gala in Boise.

Dottie Stimpson Award

The Dottie Stimpson Award honors an IDWC member who has demonstrated perseverance, persistence, patience, passion, commitment, and leadership. The award is named for IDWC co-founder Dottie Stimpson. Dottie’s work on behalf of the Democratic Party and the Women’s Caucus has been significant, and in this way, we honor her loyalty, energy, and support. She was a long-time Democratic activist in Washington, D.C., before moving to Idaho in 1990. She was also a former Idaho Democratic National Committee member. In January 2001, the IDWC announced the first annual award in her name.

DOTTIE STIMPSON AWARD WINNERS

  • 2020 – Elaine Smith
  • 2019 – Janie Davidson
  • 2018 – Kristi Milan
  • 2017 – Donna Pence
  • 2016 – Rita Haggardt
  • 2015 – Shelley Landry
  • 2014 – Jeanne Buell (Lifetime Achievement)
  • 2014 – Michelle Stennett
  • 2013 – Barbara Barber
  • 2012 – Tamara Poelstra
  • 2011 – Betty Murphy
  • 2010 – Carolyn Boyce
  • 2009 – Deborah Silver
  • 2008 – Barbara Harris
  • 2007 – Salle Gasser
  • 2006 – Marilyn Howard
  • 2005 – Sharon Van Slyke
  • 2004 – Angie Neitzel
  • 2003 – Lucille Randolph
  • 2002 – Molly Lazechko
  • 2001 – Virginia Cole

The Young Distinguished Woman Award

The Young Distinguished Woman Award honors one of our hard-working and committed Young Women who has shown outstanding leadership among her peers over the past year. She must be between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five years of age. Young people are the future of our country and their achievements must be recognized and rewarded.

YOUNG DISTINGUISHED WOMAN AWARD WINNERS

  • 2020 – Courtney Hamilton
  • 2019 – Jessie Boyer
  • 2018 – Colette Raptosh
  • 2017 – Not Awarded
  • 2016 – Rachel M. Anderson

To nominate a special woman for either of these two awards, please use the form below. Remember that the nominee must be a member of the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus in good standing.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to receiving your nomination.