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Copyright © League of Women Voters of Evanston

Serving the people of Evanston & Skokie, Illinois, since 1922.

The LWVE is a 501(c)3 organization. Memberships and donations are tax deductible, and support our local activities and programs.
The LWVE is a 501(c)3 organization. Memberships and donations are tax deductible, and support our local activities and programs.
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Learn More about the League of Women Voters

To learn more about the League of Women Voters and the types of activities we are
involved in, please see this extremely useful reference guide  for new members.

Leadership– Elected LWVE officers and directors for 2022–2023

Executive Committee:

Michelle Jordan, President
Elizabeth Hayford, Vice President  (Local Government)
Lonnie Dunlap, Vice President
Lois Taft, Secretary
Mary Keefe Kelly, Treasurer (Voter Services)

Elected Directors:
Kristine Lofquist, Membership
Birch Burghardt, Local Program
Joan Lakebrink, Events
Mark Tendam, Communications
Lisa Seegers, Communications
Paula Scholl, Local Program
Alisa Kaplan, Member-at-Large
Joan Linsenmeier, Member-at-Large
Georgia Vlahos, Member-at-Large
Willie Shaw, Member-at-Large

Nominating Committee:
Mary Gavin, Chair
Ginny Darakjian
(A third member to be appointed from the Board of Directors)

Off-Board Appointments
Judy Elsass, Office Coordinator
Mary Lewis, Webmaster
Mark Tendam, Intercom Editor

The League has an active presence in the Evanston community,

serving the needs of the community through programs such as:

  • Public meetings on current governmental issues,
  • Sponsorship of candidate forums,
  • Observing and reporting on Evanston governmental boards and commissions,
  • Voter registration,
  • Taking action on selected topics which the League has studied.

The League serves the interests of our members, too,

with networking opportunities through meetings and luncheons, drinks & dialogue gatherings with speakers, a chance to be up close and personal with federal, state and local legislators and getting the buzz on issues through the Intercom newsletter.

Be informed about our organization through this site. Contact us  with your comments and opinions, and take action to be an informed voter.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.

There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.


Click here to read the current bylaws for LWVE.

Roberts Rules of Order

For fair and orderly meetings & conventions

A Resource for Members of the Evanston Community.   If your group or organization has wanted to have a quick resource guide in how to use Robert's Rules of Order to run more efficient meetings, we are pleased to provide a summary here.