Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award Recipient:
Each year, the LFW Board of Trustees presents the Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award to an outstanding individual or organization that has advanced the cause of equal justice. This year, we’re pleased to honor Michele Storms, Executive Director at the American Civil Liberties Union, Washington State.
Michele is a recognized leader of racial justice and civil rights organizations in the Pacific Northwest. She has a history of building successful programs in service to civil rights, civil liberties, and civil legal aid. Michele is a stand-out leader with a passion for access to true justice. As the Executive Director of the ACLU- WA, she inspires collaboration & communication and effectively chooses the battles that are most needed to effect meaningful and powerful change in our community.
Prior to becoming the executive director, Michele was the Deputy Director of the ACLU-WA. Prior to joining the ACLU-WA, Michele was Assistant Dean for Public Service and founding Executive Director of the Gates Public Service Law Program at the University of Washington School of Law. She has also worked with a number of Washington’s foremost legal aid, civil rights and racial justice organizations, including the Northwest Justice Project, Columbia Legal Services, and Evergreen Legal Services.
She is a true champion of equal justice for all, and we are excited to present her with this award!