How Does The League Select Issues for Action?
In League, Program means the issues that we choose for concerted study, education and action at local, state and national levels. Program can include both education and action.
The Program Planning process is part of what makes the League a grassroots organization; each League member has the opportunity to influence the selection of issues where the local, state, and national League will focus time, talent and money.
Every two years, members of local Leagues engage in Program Planning. Based on the results of this, the Board of Directors makes recommendations to the biennial state and national convention delegates about the program to be adopted for the coming two year period. Local program is adopted at our annual LWVJA convention.
LWVJA Board of Directors is governed by our local by-laws and policies. These are reviewed, bi-annually with any changes voted on at the Annual Meeting. LWVJA is also governed by National and State Policies.
Every year LWVJA holds an Annual Meeting to review the previous year’s budget and activities, discuss program planning for the upcoming year, and to vote on new officers and any other necessary topics such as Bylaw revisions. This year’s annual meeting was held May 26 at Bella Notte. Photos of the event are available here.
LWVJA Board of Directors
Dr. Ann Green
Voter Services Chair
Deborah Killewald, Chair