LWVUS POSITION IN BRIEF
This year, the LWV-Wilmette will:
- Engage local entities to increase involvement in citizen engagement initiatives including but not limited to churches, newspapers, governmental boards, Chamber of Commerce
- Encourage active boards and fully-staffed commissions with directives
- Educate the community about where taxes go and how tax dollars are spent
- Improve public awareness of and turnout at board meetings (goal: the right people show up at the right time), committee of the whole, plan commissions etc.
- Encourage citizens to become candidates for elective office
- Developing Q&A living room conversations with local leaders and membership
Know Your Local Government
The LWVW has put together a short presentation to test our knowledge of our local government and answer some commonly asked questions. We presented this information to our membership on January 29th and want to make it available to members who were not able to attend and to the public. Members of the Community Engagement and Education action focus team are available to give this interactive presentation to community groups who might be interested. Please contact Kate Gjaja if you would like to discuss having the LWVW come to inform your group and answer questions about our local government.