The Judi Devereux Community Activist award was first presented in May 2010. The award recognizes an individual that best exemplifies the spirit, vision, values, leadership and transformational activism embodied by the late community activist Judi Devereux, and who contributes to improving the lives of members of the LGBTQ+ community in the state of Wisconsin. The qualities that made Judi Devereux special included her giftedness at gathering together a group and tapping into the power of collaboration and collective creativity that transformed the people involved and made a meaningful impact upon the greater community. She advanced values of connectedness, identity and doing what is right for the greater good. Judi lived boldly and had an enormous capacity to love, laugh, encourage, inspire, take risks, work toward a common goal and envision a world that values and celebrates all members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Nominators are asked to recommend candidates who possess a mix of vision, leadership, creativity and unflagging effort which, when combined, produce effective action, tangible achievements and a model for replication within communities. Candidates should not be acting alone, but within the context of an organization, institution or the greater community, and should be considered within that context as an inspirational leader and role model. Candidates should be nominated with the hope that, in receiving this award, their potential for future societal contribution will be enhanced.
Nomination Deadline: March 12, 2018Awards Banquet: May 12, 2018