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League of Women Voters® of Evanston
2100 Ridge Avenue, Room 1030 • Evanston, IL 60201

847-859-7883

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

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.

Elected LWVE officers and directors for 2021–2022 include:


Executive Committee:

Co-Presidents: Mary Keefe Kelly  and Jennifer O’Neil

Vice President: Mary Rothschild
Secretary: Lois Taft
Treasurer: Al Telser


Elected Directors:
Local Program: Lonnie Dunlap
Membership: Emily Guthrie
Local Government: Elizabeth Hayford
Voter Services: Judy Hoffman
Local Program: Elizabeth Kinney
Events: Joan Lakebrink
Membership: Kristine Lofquist
Member-at-Large (Special Initiative): Mark Tendam


Nominating Committee:
Chair:  Birch Burghart
Karen Telser

(As stipulated in our by-laws, a third member will be

appointed from the board of directors.)


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



The League has an active presence in the Evanston community.

Our organization serves the needs of community through programs such as:

  • Public meetings on current governmental issues
  • Sponsorship of candidate debates
  • Observing and reporting on Evanston governmental boards and commissions
  • Voter registration
  • Action on selected topics which the League has studied


The League serves the interests of our members, too,

with networking opportunities through our monthly luncheons, a chance to be up close and personal with state and local legislators at our annual summer luncheon, getting the buzz on issues through the Intercom newsletter.

Read our organization's 
bylaws.

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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy
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.