Rutgers honored by League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Greenwich is set to give its highest honor, the Mary Award, to Alma Rutgers in recognition of her outstanding dedication and contributions to both the league and the town. The award will be presented at the organization’s annual meeting and dinner on Wednesday evening, June 6, at the Riverside Yacht Cub.

Ms. Rutgers has been a member of the LWVG since 1968 and has served on both the local and state league boards. She has been involved in many of the league’s studies and was the Legislative Specialist in Affordable Housing for ten years. In addition, Ms. Rutgers was a member of the town’s Board of Health, the Housing Authority, and the Commission on Aging and also served on the Board of Estimate and Taxation for 12 years. She currently chairs the town’s Affirmative Action Advisory Committee and the Community Development Advisory Committee.


Ms. Rutgers has been an active board member of many local non-profit organizations, including Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Call-a-Ride, Greenwich Hadassah, Greenwich Kiwanis Club, and Jewish Family Services and has given her time and expertise to various advisory committees of United Way and Greenwich Adult Care.

The Mary Award, named for Mary Lou Woods and Mary Sullivan, is presented annually to a long-term LWVG member who has been an active participant and a leader in the community.

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