Congratulations to Wm. Law X-Mormon of the year 2020: Jacinda Ardern!!
The youngest person to become Prime Minister of New Zealand in over 100 years, Jacinda Ardern has long been a shining star of the ExMo community.
She won 2020’s X-Mormon of the Year uncontested due to her country’s remarkable response to the Covid 19 pandemic. The eyes of the world were on New Zealand throughout that harrowing year.
I hate to quote Wikipedia, but I really like how they phased it:
On 14 March 2020, Ardern announced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand that the government would be requiring anyone entering the country from midnight 15 March to isolate themselves for 14 days. She said the new rules will mean New Zealand has the “widest ranging and toughest border restrictions of any country in the world”. On 19 March, Ardern stated that New Zealand’s borders would be closed to all non-citizens and non-permanent residents, after 11:59 pm on 20 March (NZDT). Ardern announced that New Zealand would move to alert level 4, including a nationwide lockdown, at 11:59 pm on 25 March.-Wikipedia
National and international media covered the government response led by Ardern, praising her leadership and swift response to the outbreak in New Zealand. The Washington Post‘s Fifield described her regular use of interviews, press conferences and social media as a “masterclass in crisis communication.” Alastair Campbell, a journalist and adviser in Tony Blair’s British government, commended Ardern for addressing both the human and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
Congrats to you Prime Minister, you earned it!!