The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The convention is where League business is done - adopting a Budget, adopting program positions, new studies and electing officers and directors. It is not all work for the delegates as there will be speakers, committee reports and workshops; and of course getting to know each other.
Convention speakers are: Vice Chief Justice Pelander, LWVUS Board Member Chris Carson and acclaimed Arizona journalist, Jana Bommersbach. Workshops: Membership Outreach, Voter Outreach, Restoring the American Dream (Campaign Finance Reform), and League program/Programs
The LWVAZ convention is hosted by the LWV Greater Verde Valley and LWV Central Yavapai County so all roads lead to Clarkdale, AZ. Clarkdale is located in the Verde Valley + 20 miles from Sedona and 5 miles from Jerome. Clarkdale is Arizona's first master planned community.
2015-2017 SLATE FOR OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Shirley Sandelands (GT) 2015-2017
1st Vice President Bonnie Saunders (NWMC) 2015-2017
Secretary Joan Kaltsas (GT) 2015-2017
Co-Treasurer Phylis Carnahan (GT) 2015-2016
(To complete the term of Shirley Sandelands)
Directors + Elected
Legislation Barbara Robertson (MP) 2015-2017
Nominating Chair (off board)Robyn Prud'homme-Bauer (GVV) 2015-2017
Submitted by Nominating Committee Chair: Shirley Sandelands (GT)
Continuing Board Members
2nd Vice President Mary Gresham (GT) 2014-2016
Co-Treasurer Patricia Frannea (GT) 2014-2016
Retiring Board Members
President Robyn Prud'home-Bauer(GVV) 2014-1015
1st VP Sue Ward (GT) 2014-2015
Secretary Gini McGirr (GT) 2013-2015
Marketing Dana Johnston (NWMC) 2013-2015
Impartial CourtsSandra Goodwin (CYC) 2013-2015
Nominating ChairShirley Sandelands (GT) 2013-2015
Directors + Appointed with term ending 2015
Communications Rita Young (NWMC) 2014-2015
Voter Service Bonnie Saunders (NWMC) 2014-2015
Education Marion Pickens (GT) 2014-2015
Local League Representatives:
Central Yavapai County Terri Farneti 2014-2015
Greater Tucson Judy Moll 2014-2015
Greater Verde Valley Ellie Bauer 2014-2015
Metro Phoenix Barbara Robertson 2014-2015
NW Maricopa County Jean Darnell 2014-2015
Watch the 1-hour video run by the LWVNWMC League. (In case the video does not automatically skip to minute 9 of the recording, then please fast forward the clip to then...which is when the video starts)
The Arizona Legislature session opened Jan. 12th. The LWVAZ will be following many bills this season and updating our reporting of these bills as they make their way through their respective committees.
You can comment on these bills from home using the Request To Speak (RTS)system. When you use the RTS, then your comments will be read into the public record of this bill.
"Grady Gammage summed it up as: AZ is a challenge. Our government does not function; we, along with the rest of the US and the world, are in transition but we are not fully aware of it. Some want to go back to the days of housing being our economic engine, and it is not and will not be. How do we get the individual, society, and government on the "same page"? We have lost our common bonds, our common methods of communication; however, this is just a transition, not the end! In addition, the Morrison Institute will continue to engage the public in issues of importance to the public!
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Welcome to the website of the League of Women Voters of Arizona. We hope your visit will help you better understand the League and your government. Our focus on the issues and on encouraging true government of the people has earned the League its reputation as a respected and effective participant in the American political process in an era of proliferating and powerful special interests. The League's advocacy of the public interest is increasingly recognized as an essential voice of democracy. Please join us in our mission of being A Voice For Citizens - A Force For Change.