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Committees

These are the committees defined within League of Women Voters of Wake County. Click the view members link or the committee name to see a list of committee members. If visible for a committee, click the More info to view additional information about the committee. If there are subcommitees, a list of subcommittees will be displayed. Click on the name of the subcommittee to view the members.
Affordable Housing
The Affordable Housing Committee encourages local government to support affordable housing options that meet the needs of an economically diverse community in Wake County. For more information or to join this committee, contact Robin Hammond or Jeanne Ford.
The Board of Directors is elected by the membership and is responsible for the operation of LWV-Wake.
Budget Committee
The Finance Committee works with the Treasurer to ensure the fiscal stability of LWV-Wake. Committee members review financial statements, evaluate expenses, and develop an annual budget. For more information or to join this committee, contact LWV-Wake Treasurer Elaine Okal.
By-Laws Committee
This committee reviews LWV-Wake’s bylaws and makes recommendations to the Board for any needed revisions. Any changes to the bylaws are voted on by the membership at the annual meeting in May. Members of the Bylaws Committee are appointed by the Board. Committee members are appointed by the President and/or Board.
Citizens' Advocacy Program
LWV-Wake’s Citizens’ Advocacy Program provides League volunteers with opportunities to learn advocacy skills while promoting League positions to elected officials. Volunteers engaging in advocacy on behalf of the League are primarily recruited from the committees that are working on League positions. (No member may act on behalf of the League without authorization.) For more information, contact LWV-Wake’s Advocacy Director Cheryl Tung.
Communications
The Communications Committee works with the Communications Director to promote LWV-Wake events, maintain the website, post to LWV-Wake’s social media feeds, manage a blog, produce the Annual Report, and increase LWV-Wake’s visibility in the community. For more information or to join this committee, contact Jenny Kotora-Lynch or Brittany Bryan.
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Development Committee
The Development Committee is tasked with raising funds for the League. This includes our annual Women's Equality Day and our end of year Giving Tuesday fundraiser. We also work to secure grants for our League for specific projets. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Carol Lenhardt.
Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee
The League of Women Voters of Wake County is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in principle and in practice. This committee coordinates discussions, compiles resources, and plans other activities that promote a greater understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. League members interested in working on these initiatives should contact Shannon Halbur or Ouida Watson.
Education Committee
This group explores issues related to the quality of public education in our community. League members interested in joining the Education Committee should contact Rebecca Poling.
Environment Committee
The Environment Committee focuses on environmental issues impacting Wake County. Committee members explore issues related to water quality, sustainability, transit, and open space. For more information or to join this committee, contact Eve Vitaglione or Jackie Giordano.
Field Trip Committee
The Field Trip Committee plans interesting and fun field trips for LWV-Wake members to area historic, governmental, business, and other sites of interest. For more information or to join this committee, contact Pat Butler.
Girl Scout Outreach Committee
Girl Scouts emphasis on civics education and civic engagement began in 1918 with the first Civics Badge and in 1920 with a Citizens Badge. The NC Coastal Pines Girl Scouts also offers an “Explore Women’s Suffrage in North Carolina Patch Program.” LWV-Wake is pleased to assist our area girl scouts as they learn about civic engagement and the history of women’s voting rights. For more information or to join this committee, contact Laurel Voelker.
Healthcare Committee
The Healthcare Committee addresses a variety of issues related to quality and accessible healthcare for North Carolinians. For more information or to join this committee contact Mary Lelik or Retta Riordan.
League Lit Book Discussion Groups
LWV-Wake has two book discussion groups. League Lit-Raleigh meets in the League office. League Lit-Western Wake meets at locations in the western end of the county. Any League member may attend either or both groups. League Lit groups select readings that enrich members' knowledge and enjoyment of American culture, politics, and history. All League Lit events are posted on our events page. For more information, contact: League Lit-Raleigh - Jan Ramquist League Lit-Western Wake - Terri Ring
Membership Committee
The Membership Committee promotes the recruitment and retention of League members. It manages membership databases, organizes League 101 sessions, and hosts new member orientation events. For more information or to join this committee, contact Dale Cousins or Judee Lonnee.
Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee identifies nominees for election and appointment to the LWV-Wake Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee chairs are elected at the Annual Meeting. For more information, contact Jackie Giordano or Judee Lonnee.
Redistricting Reform Committee
The Redistricting Reform Committee works to end the gerrymandering of voting districts in North Carolina. Committee members engage in ongoing research, participate in advocacy, and educate the community on the importance of redistricting reform for fair voting maps. For more information or to join this committee, contact Laurel Voelker.
Social Committee
League members are hard at work on important issues, but we're not all work and no play! The Social Committee plans events that are strictly social, such as parties, wine tastings, movie nights, and other events that provide members an opportunity to have fun, relax, and get to know one another. If you are interested in chairing this committee, please contact Cheryl Tung.
Timely Topics Committee
The Timely Topics Committee organizes several lunch and lecture events each year featuring experts speaking on important issues. Committee members select event venues, make arrangements for featured speakers, and attend to all the necessary details for planning and sponsoring a speakers’ series. For more information or to join this committee, contact Heather Dennis, Cheryl Keeton, or Katherine Wilkinson.
Voter Services Committee
Members of this committee attend the naturalization ceremonies and provide voter registration applications to new citizens as well as help register voter at various community events. For more information or to join this committee, contact Chairperson Marian Lewin.
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Women's Equality Day (WED)
The League's major fundraising event recognizing women's right to vote and honoring all women elected officials of Wake County. For more information or to join this committee, please contact Candace Blackley.
Women’s Rights Committee
This committee works on a range of issues impacting women rights including, but not limited to, the gender pay gap, violence against women, and reproductive rights. Committee members investigate North Carolina laws to determine where improvements can be made and where new laws are needed. A core project of the committee is advocating for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. For more information or to join this committee, contact Co-Chairs, Elaine Okal or Kristen Howard.
Committee Co-Chairs
This group meets quarterly to share information, develop best practices, and to identify projects and activities where individual committees might share resources and direction.