The inaugural Rita Haggardt Award was presented on July 25, 2019, in Pocatello, Idaho at the joint Bannock County Democrats and IDWC summer picnic fundraiser. This award is presented to the woman who best embodies the Democratic values and ideals. It will be presented to a woman in Region 6 on a semi-annual basis.
This year’s award winner is the lovely Rita Haggardt herself, who is the perfect example of a servant’s heart regardless and a tireless volunteer for the overlooked members of our society. Rita is an amazing woman has set a very high bar for future awardees! She is a former school teacher who says that she was a Democrat at birth. Her volunteer efforts show that she is determined to improve her community one person at a time. For example, she volunteers with many organizations including the United Way, Rotary, Zonta, and My Brother’s Kitchen. She is one of the favorite members of the Idaho Democratic Women’s Caucus.