Committees

All members are welcome to offer their service on committees, or to propose additional topics for study and advocacy, consistent with our Policies and Procedures.

From Article V, Sec. 2 of the LWVDC Bylaws:

An Executive Committee, consisting of four members, including the President and President-Elect (or Vice President) with one or more alternates, appointed by the Board of directors from its own membership, may act for the Board between regular meetings, provided that any action taken shall be presented to the Board for ratification at its next meeting. Three members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum to transact business.

2017–2018 Executive Committee:

Brook Soltvedt, Presidents
Ingrid Rothe, Vice President
Helen Horn, Assistant Treasurer
Mary Anglim, Membership Director

From Article IX, Sec. 1 of the LWVDC Bylaws:

The Nominating Committee shall perform the duties specified in the Bylaws and provide such other assistance in filling Board vacancies and appointed positions as the President or Board may request during the year. The Nominating Committee shall consist of five members, two of whom shall be members of the Board of Directors. The Chair and two members, who shall not be members of the Board, shall be elected at the Annual Meeting. Nominations for these offices shall be made by the current Nominating Committee. The other members shall be appointed by the Board of Directors at the first Board meeting of the fiscal year. Suggestions for nominations for Officers and Directors may be sent to this committee by any voting member. Any vacancy on the Nominating Committee shall be filled by the Board of Directors.

2017–2018 Nominating Committee:

Karen Gunderson, Chair
Kathleen Fullin
Mary Ellen Schmit
Ingrid Rothe
Susan Fulks

From Article VII, Sec. 4 of the Bylaws:

A Finance/Development Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors at the first Board Meeting of the fiscal year. The committee shall consist of at least five members, including the Treasurer, at least two directors, and at least one member of each subcommittee. The duties of the committee shall include monitoring the financial condition of LWVDC, preparing an annual budget, monitoring investments, and overseeing fundraising and development functions. The committee and/or appropriate subcommittees shall be responsible for carrying out these duties. A member of the subcommittee that monitors investments who is not currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Treasurer shall serve on the budget subcommittee. The proposed budget shall be approved by the Board and sent to all members at least 30 days before the Annual Meeting.

For 2017–2018, the Finance/Development Committee will include:

Diane Martin Liebert, Treasurer
Helen Horn
Cathy Berndt
Mike Casey

The Financial Advisory Committee that monitors our investments and recommends policy about the Memorial Fund to the Board includes:

Brook Soltvedt, President
Ingrid Rothe, Vice President
Diane Martin Liebert, Treasurer
Caroline Liedtke
Helen Horn

From Article X, Sec. 4 of the LWVDC Bylaws:

Program and Advocacy Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors at the first Board meeting of the fiscal year. The committee shall consist of at least five members, including a minimum of two directors, and shall include at least one member of each subcommittee. The duties of the committee shall be to oversee all LWVDC activities in program, citizen education, and services to the public, and to recommend program priorities for Board consideration. The committee and/or appropriate subcommittees shall be responsible for carrying out these duties.

2017–2018 members of the Program and Advocacy Committee:

Dorothy Wheeler, Program Chair
Ingrid Rothe, Action Team Coordinator
Gail Bliss, Voting Rights
Mary Anglim, Homelessness / Affordable Housing
Janine Edwards, Education
Katie Mulligan, Mental Health / Incarceration
Sue Larson, Sustainability