Ms. Kothe was awarded the Anthony Prize for building a broad-based community coalition that waged a successful grassroots campaign – opposed by the Stockton City Council – that gives the citizens of Stockton the final say in any water privatization contract. Since then; the organization chaired by Ms. Kothe; the Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton; has successfully defended the initiative against legal challenges and won a court ruling ordering the City to return the water supply to municipal control.
Anthony Grassroots Prize, 2004
Water Resources/Watershed Protection
San Joaquin County