League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
As Defenders of Democracy, League observers are local (and sometimes state and national) League members who may attend the meetings of their area’s governments: city and township boards of trustees or council meetings, county commission meetings, library board and park board or zoning and planning meetings, and perhaps the water/sewer authority board. They take notes, listen to the discussions, especially as they relate to League positions, and watch that Sunshine Laws are being followed. Observers are asked to fill out a report on how the meeting was run, what the issues were, and if there are matters that the League should address. They don’t comment during these meetings unless the sponsoring League has authorized comments on a specific issue.
The League says, “Observer programs benefit the observers, the organization…and the community… by
* Creating a civically engaged and empowered cadre of watchdogs;
* Connecting individuals (observers and others with whom their observations are shared) with government;
* Promoting open, transparent and accountable government;
* Connecting elected/appointed officials with their constituents;
* Educating the public about issues impacting their communities and their lives; and
* Identifying areas where action or improvement is needed.”
We invite you to learn about, and get involved in, our newest endeavor to serve the League’s mission of encouraging informed and active participation in government, working to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy. You can help strengthen our democracy.
Noon – 2:00 PM Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse
411 Cedars Lane, Dexter, MI 48130
Sandwich and salad or vegetarian lunch with coffee and soda at $7 cash or BYO lunch.
Please note that if you sign up for lunch and do not cancel before the event, you will be billed $7.00
12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Cedars of Dexter Clubhouse, 411 Cedars Lane, Dexter 48130
|| Joan Sampieri