The League of Women Voters works to facilitate informed understanding and public participation in government decision-making and to disseminate accurate and timely information on community issues to our membership and the public.
WILMETTE GOVERNMENT BODIES
- Village of Wilmette
- Wilmette Park District
- Wilmette Public Library District
- K-8 School Districts serving Wilmette residents:
- New Trier High School District 203
- New Trier Township
Other: Cook County, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District and Oakton Community College District 535.
Know Your Local Government
In January, 2020, the LWVW put together a short presentation on local government to our members to test our knowledge and answer some commonly asked questions. Click on the link below to see the slideshow from that presentation. We expect to update that slideshow with current information in summer of 2021. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Mary Lawlor.
volunteer for the village
Over 70 Wilmette residents serve on 13 boards and commissions, for which there are vacancies from time to time. The Village President appoints members to the boards and commissions with the approval of the Village Board. See the Village of Wilmette webpage on Boards and Commissions for more information on the different boards and commissions, current vacancies, and how to apply.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OBSERVER CORPS
Monitoring local government meetings is a long-established practice of the League of Women Voters. It is one approach to help inform citizens about current issues and their governments. Members volunteer to attend or watch a meeting and share what they observed in a written report.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT LEADERS
For more than 50 years, our League has run the Student Government Leaders program to enhance students’ knowledge of local government. 8th grade students from area schools study topics alongside elected village officials, then participate in a televised mock board meeting.