LWVBAE Honors Sherry Smith

Sherry Smith is awarded “Spirit of the League” at the Fall Meeting by LWVBAE President Nancy Bickel

Sherry Smith is awarded “Spirit of the League” at the Fall Meeting by LWVBAE President Nancy Bickel

“Sherry is a collegial person, offering her special knowledge and respecting that contributed by others,” said Swift. “She took on the leadership role at a time we needed a strong leader and guided us to a more streamlined organization.”

Smith has been a League member for over 30 years, serving 12 years as an officer or Board member and more than six years as president or co-president. Retired from service as League president, Smith continues to be a valuable contributor to our League as well as to the Bay Area League. As Education Fund Vice President of LWVBA, Smith oversees The Bay Area Monitor Project, which covers primarily transportation, air quality, water, open space and land use regional issues on behalf of the 20 Leagues in the 9-county Bay Area. A lawyer with a long history of civic involvement, Smith served for eight years on both the Civic Arts Commission and the Police Review Commission and chaired both. She taught lawyers and judges in continuing education for 23 years, and served on the Board of KQED Public Broadcasting for six years.

“This is an historic, proud, but modern organization,” Smith said. “The only way to thrive is to be relevant. You don’t learn how to be relevant alone; you have to rely on others, and you need to listen,” she said.

Congratulations, Sherry. We’re honored to have you as a
member.

– Diz Swift and Gail Schickele

 

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