The Dottie and Ed Stimpson Award for Civic Engagement celebrates the spirit of our founder, Dottie Stimpson, and her late husband, Ed. The couple believed that no problem was so great that it couldn’t be solved by people with open minds, using civil discourse.
The Club of Boise is accepting nominations for the 2013 Dottie and Ed Stimpson Award for Civic Engagement. Nominations are being solicited from City Club members only through February 11, 2013.
Each year, the City Club of Boise honors a person or organization that exemplifies that conviction. In 2011, the club presented the award to the Owyhee Initiative, Inc. Members of that group worked tirelessly over eight years to negotiate an agreement between diverse parties that became the basis for the designation of the 517,000-acre Owyhee Wilderness in southwestern Idaho in 2009.
In 2012 the City Club presented the award to the second Idaho Citizens’ Reapportionment Commission, for its work rising above partisan politics to draft new legislative and congressional boundaries for the state.