The Ames League of Women Voters has selected Sandra McJimsey as the recipient of the 2015 Ames Carrie Chapman Catt Award to honor her for her superb work as a League member and for her distinguished service to the Ames community. It is a recognition long overdue.

Sandra is a long-time member of the Ames League of Women Voters and over the years has rendered valuable service to that organization. She was on the Ames board in the early 1980s and served as president from 1982-1984. Her two years as president featured some delicate issues such as adopting a national position on reproductive rights, and considering whether to change the name of the League when men were admitted. Consensus consideration of these issues was tackled effectively by the board under Sandra's leadership. During her term the board also embraced the national emphasis on member recruitment by having a membership drive that included a public event held at the Octagon.That resulted in the membership of the Ames League surpassing one hundred for the first time. During her presidency, the League also submitted a successful application for All-American City recognition for the City of Ames. Such recognition is a rare honor, and was celebrated publicly with a party for Ames citizens at the Scheman Building.

Following her work on the Ames LWV board. she served on the state League board for twoyears. Currently, she is again on the Ames board, this time in the capacity of treasurer-elect. She also chaired the current By-Laws Committee.
Sandra started her career in public service as a member of the Story County Zoning Board of Adjustment from 1997-2002. From there she moved on to serve on the City of Ames Planning and Zoning [...]