For their roles in shaping Santa Monica's future, from mentoring the youth to advocating for robust early childhood education programs to bringing the Expo Light Rail to the bayside city, the LWVSM honored long-time activists Irene Zivi and Rose Kaufman along with Director of Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) Eula Fritz and Deputy City Manager Kate Vernez.

“To be on the program tonight with the other women that I so admire and respect is a real thrill for me,” Vernez told the audience which was also gathered to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the League's Santa Monica branch.