Making Democracy Work

League Activities

Current Initiatives and Activities of the Greater Lafayette League of Women Voters

Please see the Calendar for more information about upcoming events.

See below for the following LWVGL activities:

Annual Meeting - LWVGL Legislative Coffee Regional Workshop - LWVIN
Candidate Forums Membership Committee Activities State Convention - LWVIN
CityBus signs Mix & Mingle - LWVGL Summer Picnic
Constitution Day Observer Corps Transitional Board Meeting - LWVGL
Diversity Roundtable Summit Presidents Day Workshop Voter Registration Event
League Link Lunches Public Forum Events Voter Service Committee
Legislative Breakfast Women's Studies and International Women's Day


  Redistricting in Indiana

LWVGL co-sponsored a public meeting with the West Lafayette Public Library on February 19, 2014 on the ongoing issue of Redistricting in the State of Indiana. Guest speakers included Julia Vaughn, Policy Director and Lobbyist of Common Cause Indiana and James McCann, political science professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette. Our guests reminded us that redistricting in Indiana is done by current legislators who have in invested interest in how the districts are aligned and who will be at an advantage to retain the seat they hold in the state legislature or which party stays in control in U.S. Congressional Districts.

A push is being made to have the state legislature create an independent, non-partisan redistricting commission before the next census in 2020. Some progress is being made in the 2014 General Assembly.

Patsy Hoyer, president of LWVGL welcomes guests and
audience to the Redistricting Forum

Sherry McLauchlan, moderator, presents a question from
the audience to the guests

  West Lafayette Annexation

LWVGL co-sponsored a public meeting with the West Lafayette Public Library on November 12, 2013. City officials were available to present a status of the annexation process and answer questions from the public.

Patsy Hoyer president of LWVGL welcomes city officials and community.

Nick Schenkel, WLPL Director thanks all who participated.

Viewing a map of the annexation proposal

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Membership Committee Activity
The membership committee is active this 2013-2014 year to increase membership and revitalized the League.

Membership workshop with state MLD coordinator Gail Pebworth

Committee chair Teena Flook led a group of non League members in discussion to inquire about their knowledge and interest in the League.

Constitution Day

At Purdue
The James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship has as its mission to assume a national leadership role in preparing new generations of American citizens. The focus is to provide programs, institutes, activities and resources for educators to implement more powerful citizenship programs and opportunities that result in active student involvement in schools and communities. Each year the Ackerman Center sponsors Constitution Day details can be located at

Why do we celebrate the US Constitution? Because thirty-nine of the 55 Delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Congress, by joint resolution, has designated September 17th as "Citizenship Day" and the week beginning September 17th and ending September 23rd of each year as "Constitution Week". Public Law 108-477 contained in the recent Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 states that "each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.

The League of Greater Lafayette has been part of this celebration for many years and hopes to continue. We provide information on the League and offer voter registration to all who are eligible.

Linda Martin and Sarah Kelly

At Ivy Tech

Our first time at Constitution Day on the Ivy Tech Lafayette campus was a great success. Hopefully it will be a beginning of an annual partnership to bring voter registration to the students of Ivy Tech.

Margaret Brender, Donna Giroux, Kat Stremiecki (Ivy Tech Coordinator), Nancy Clement

2014 Transitional Board Meeting
The LWVGL Board of Directors' transitional meeting was held at the home of Donna Giroux on June 17 2014. Outgoing and incoming members set the calendar for meetings and events for the coming year. Congratulations to all new elected leaders and thanks to those who are leaving the board for their service and commitment to LWVGL including Donna Giroux and Jean Andres. See pictures below.

A good evening of work and play.

LWVGL 2014-15 Board - standing: Corrina Than, Sarah Kelly, Deb Schwarte, Patsy Hoyer, Michael Oxenrider; seated: Margaret Brender, Teena Flook, Joanne Evers; not pictured: Rae Schnapp, Debby Sherman

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The LWVGL 2014 Annual Meeting was held at the Mental Health America Tippecanoe Building in Lafayette with dinner catered by Panera's. Congratulations to Eleanor Riggs for serving the League for 50 years. LWVGL celebrated its successes from 2013-14 and launched itself into a new year of action. Thanks to all who made it possible.

Jennifer Flora of Mental Health America provided an update on mental health services and needs across Tippecanoe County. Elections were held and a budget was passed by the membership.

Thanks to all who attended and participated. See pictures below

Congratulations to Eleanor Riggs for her 50 years of service to the League

LWVGL President Patsy Hoyer introduces Jennifer Flora of Mental Health America

Nominations for board and off board positions by Karen Griggs

50 year member Ginny Webb with President Patsy Hoyer

Guest speaker, Jennifer Flora of MHA Tippecanoe

Ginny Webb and Teena Flook work together on membership

Karen Griggs at the registration table

Great attendance and participation

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LWVGL attended the 2013 LWVIN Convention on April 27-28 held at Turkey Run State Park with four delegates; Betty Doversberger, state board member, Corrina Than, new League member and first time convention attendee, Karen Griggs, newly appointed to the LWVIN Board and Joanne Evers, outgoing president of LWVGL. Guest speakers covered a recap of the 2013 Legislative Session from Julia Vaughn, Common Cause; the Value of Civility by Robert Steele, ethics professor from DePauw University; review of the Hoosier Survey from Raymond Scheele and Joe Lasko from the Bowen Center at Ball state University and a greeting and explanation of how LWVUS assists the Local Leagues from Pat Donath, LWVUS liaison to LWVIN.

Over 50 delegates from across the state participated and learned from each other sharing ideas and information in workshops that included the topics of Voter Service, Visibility in an electronic age, Fundraising ideas, and Membership and Leadership Development. The Silent Auction was a great success. Of course the business items were completed with efficiency and agreement. Below are some highlights from the weekend.

Julia Vaughn, Common Cause

Workshop on Voter Service

Local League Display

Local League Display

Gail presenting award to Hamilton County for most increased membership

Fundraising Workshop

A sample of auction items

LWVGL delegates with display, Joanne Evers, Karen Griggs, Betty Doversberger and Corrina Than

Board member, Kimber Sorenson-Brugh, introducing Raymond Scheele from the Bowen Center, Ball State University

Karen Kay Leonard receiving a gift from the State Board for her service and leadership

Robert Steele, DePauw University
Pat Donath, LWVUS Liaison to LWVIN

Gail Pebworth, Pat Donath and Karen Kay Leonard, outgoing LWVIN president

Local League Display

Susanne Gaudin, incoming state president with outgoing board member Albrecht Holschuh

Workshop on League Visibility

Sample of auction items

Outgoing treasurer, Lorraine Jensen, presenting the proposed budget to convention

Raymond Scheele and Joe Lasko answering questions on the 2012 Hoosier Survey completed by the Bowen Center

Karen Kay passing the gavel to Susanne Gaudin

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The Voter Service committee for 2014-15 includes an active group of members busy with community presentations, voter registration, high school voter registration project and much more. Here we are busy at work in our community office at Panera's at Wabash Landing. Join the committee. We love new ideas!

Jean Andres, Carol Gutridge, Nancy Clement, Mary Jo Pflum, Adelia Sorge and Sarah Kelly (missing from the photo are Laura Penney Bade and Joanne Evers, photographer)

LWVGL co-sponsored the Diversity Roundtable Summit VI held on April 11, 2013. It was a day of learning, sharing and planning on how to make `Greater Lafayette a Community of Choice'. Gloria Thomas, director of U of M's Center for the Education of Women from Ann Arbor, Michigan shared the successes they have had in growing Ann Arbor into a great community to live, work and play in. Panels of Young Professionals, International Students, and the Latino Community discussed the pros and cons of living in the Greater Lafayette Community. Work continues on improving the quality of life for all residents of Greater Lafayette.

Note the LWVGL new table cloth!

Registration table with Jean Andres and friend (Jean is a long time member of the Diversity Roundtable).

Jean is also a long time League member.

Additional vendors at the summit

Gloria Thomas from Ann Arbor

Young Professionals

International Center Representatives, Purdue University

Latino professionals and students


LWVGL participated in the Purdue Women's Studies celebration of International Women's Day On March 7, 2014 at the Cordova Co-Recreational Gymnasium on Purdue's campus. The evening went well and the League was well represented and shared information on the importance of voting and how to register to vote.

Thanks to Patsy for the suffragette table display and t-shirts

Patsy Hoyer, Corrina Than and Donna Giroux

Margaret Brender, Donna Giroux, two prospective members, Patsy Hoyer and Joanne Evers

Purdue Archives participated in IWD with this item to share-Notice of the Annual Conference of LWVIN 1922

Purdue archivist, Stephanie Schmitz, with her IWD display highlighting Women at Purdue and the League

Patsy Hoyer, Ron Brender, Margaret Brender, Corrina Than

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2014 Annual Legislative Coffee held on Dec 11 was a great success. The League invites members and legislators representing voters in Tippecanoe County to discuss League issues and upcoming expectations for the General Assembly. Michael Oxenrider discussed creating a nonpartisan independent redistricting commission to have in place for the completion of the 2020 census. Legislators in attendance seemed to think that the process is already non-partisan. The Q&A with the legislators included topics as public school funding and funding for education vouchers; the State Hoosier Amtrack Line, environmental concerns and much more. Patsy Hoyer hosts our gathering in her festive home and all share a social and informative evening. Thanks to all and especially the four legislators who attended, Don Lehe, Ron Alting, Tim Brown and Shelia Klinker.

State Representatives Don Lehe (District 25) and Tim Brown (District 41)

Members gather and chat before the event begins

Emma and Walt Dalsimer have a good time with JoAnn Mullen in the background

State Representative Sheila Klinker, District 27

State Representative Tim Brown, District 41

State Senator Ron Alting, District 22

State Representative Don Lehe, District 25

Michael Oxenrider discussing Redistricting with legislators and members

Discussion continues after the event

A good evening was had by all especially former WL Mayor Sonya Margerum, prominent business owner, Linda Cohen and LWVGL President and health professional Patsy Hoyer

Downtown Lafayette, September 2014

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  November 4, 2014 General Election Candidate Forum

On October 22, 2014, LWVGL co-sponsored a candidate forum with Citizens for Civil Rights and Hanna Center held at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds in the Home Economics Building. The event was well attended and moderated by Jeff Smith of WLFI TV. Candidates running for the offices of County Sheriff, State House Representative, District 27, Judge of the Circuit Court, Judge of the Superior Court 2 and County Assessor were all present and shared their thoughts and ideas with the public.

The crowd was very attentive

Questions sorters, Jean Andres (LWVGL), Clyde Hughes (Hanna Center) and Carlos Carrillo (CCR)

Jeff Smith (WLFI), Mike Smith (CCR), Heather Maddox (Hanna Center) and Patsy Hoyer at the mike (LWVGL President)

LWVGL was well represented with members

  2014 Primary Judicial Candidates Forum

All Tippecanoe County judicial candidates were invited to a public meeting to share their views on campaign issues asked by the audience. The evening was hosted by Citizens for Civil Rights, The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette, and Hanna Community Center. Jeff Smith of WLFI-TV18 moderated the event.

Patsy Hoyer, president of LWVGL welcomes candidates and audience

Question sorters representing all three organizations

Jeff Smith, WLFI, and candidates

An attentive audience

Proud to be League members.

  State Legislature Candidate Forum

On September 5, 2012 LWVGL cosponsored a Candidate Forum for state legislators at the Morton Community Center along with Wabash Area Lifelong Learning Association (WALLA). Time keepers and question sorters were kept busy and performed with the highest standards. Thanks to Joe Kraus of WALLA and Jean Andres of LWVGL and all the volunteers for making this event possible. Also thanks to Jeff Smith, News Director of WLFI, for moderating the forum. His continued support for this event is appreciated.

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The locations of the 2014 LWVIN Regional Workshops were in Greencastle and South Bend. Five LWVGL members drove to South Bend on September 20 to join with League members across the northern Indiana for great discussion and good company. Topics covered by our guest speakers included : Summary of the LWVUS Convention in Dallas; Redistricting in Indiana ; Advocacy; Creating an Observer Corps; VOTE411; and Engaging Local Candidates. Thanks to the South Bend Area League for hosting the event.

Early arrival at South Bend: Joanne Evers, Karen Griggs, Margaret Brender, Debby Sherman, Carol Gutridge, Patsy Hoyer

Environmental Team of LWVIN Board: Jeanette Neagu and Karen Griggs

Lots of conversation and sharing of ideas

Meeting new friends: Elizabeth Bennion of South Bend, Debby Sherman of LWVGL, Margaret Brender of LWVGL and Sharon Schafer of Elkhart

Debbie Asberry of Indianapolis LWV sharing information on Redistricting

Barb Anderson of South Central Indiana League sharing information on Advocacy

Elizabeth Bennion of South Bend Area League sharing her program on Candidate Debates

Annual Summer Picnic

What was nearly a disastrous day weather-wise, with several threats of rain and thunder, turned out to be an Indiana August summer day, hot and sticky--but the League had a grand annual picnic on August 23, 2014. Happy Hollow shelter #3 was a bit muddy, but 33 members of the League and guests gathered for a carry-in feast of home-made dishes, conversation and a thought + provoking presentation by Erin Nelson, of the Chamber of Commerce Quality of life Council. She discussed ways in which Greater Lafayette can become more attractive to young professional adults, such as promotion of entertainment and arts venues and experiences, increased diversity, and job creation through young entrepreneur support. Diversity and quality of life are of special interest to the League. The League will explore ways to participate in such initiatives in the future.

Thanks to KD Benson and Carol Gutridge for organizing the picnic and to Karen Griggs for keeping us "green" with linen tablecloths, napkins and recycling silverware.

Always a great picnic lunch

Informative programs and news of the League

Erin Nelson, of Greater Lafayette Commerce on the Good to Great City Initiative

Patsy Hoyer, president

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LWVGL attends Presidents Day Workshop

Saturday, February 15, 2014, the League of Women Voters of Indiana celebrated Presidents Day and the League's 94th birthday with an all day workshop at the Carriage House of the Propylaeum in Indianapolis. Local members, Ginny Webb, Michael Oxenrider, Karen Griggs, Corrina Than and Patsy Hoyer attended the event. Topics of discussion included `The Proposed Elimination of the Business Personal Property Tax' by Purdue Professor Larry DeBoer and environmental legislation currently being debated in the 2014 General Assembly by Jessie Kharbanda, executive director of the Hoosier Environmental Council. League organizational issues were discussed including best practices for candidate forums, obtaining an intern, using social media, and general outreach. Following the meeting the participants were invited to see the new LWVIN office at 1500 N. Delaware St.

Paulette Vandegriff sharing best practices for candidate forums

League Link Lunch: This is a long standing, informal gathering over lunch to talk and learn about current events, maintain friendships and create new ones. League Lunch is held every second Tuesday of the month at Jane's Gourmet Deli from noon to 1pm. Come and go as your schedule permits.

Members and friends of the League enjoying and learning from each other.

Members and friends at League Link Lunch

Legislative Breakfast: The Legislative Breakfast is held each year in Jan or Feb. This event is open to the public, and is an opportune time to hear from local legislators.

The Annual LWVGL Legislative Breakfast was held on February 22, 2015. The weather was cold, snowing and blustery but that did not stop the community from coming out to hear from their legislators about bills in the 2015 General Assembly. All seven legislators from Tippecanoe County were invited to attend and one gracefully declined because of other obligations however, only one legislator attended, Sheila Klinker.

Representative Klinker fielded many questions about the legislation currently moving through the two chambers in the State House in Indianapolis and made a point of explaining the thinking from both sides of the aisle. The attendees and the League are most thankful for her devotion to the process and her willingness to share a wide range of opinions.

Thanks to the League members who organized and managed the annual breakfast.

Signing in for a morning of learning

Community members enjoying breakfast and good conversation

President Patsy Hoyer introducing the program

Moderator KD Benson with Patsy Hoyer

Representative Klinker has the floor

Observer Corps: The League has been a champion of government transparency since our founding in 1920, and it is one of our core principles and a vital part of our mission. We have an Observer Corps of members who are willing to commit one year to attending all the meetings of one local governmental board or commission and report on the business that was transacted at each meeting. Click on "Observer Corps" at left for more information.

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Global Fest Hunger Hike Outfest
Food Finders Mobile Pantry Latino Fest State Fair
Hannafest Naturalization Ceremony West Lafayette Farmer's Market
High School Voter Registration   West Lafayette Public Library

  Global Fest

LWVGL joined Global Fest in West Lafayette for the first time for voter registration activities August 30, 2014. Thanks to all the volunteers who assisted throughout the day including: Sarah Kelly, Carol Gutridge, Margaret Brender, Mariellen Neudeck, Adelia Sorge, Patsy Hoyer and Joanne Evers. It was an interesting day with lots of activity.

  Food Finders Mobile Pantry

LWVGL worked with Food Finders during March 2015 to visit the Food Finders Mobile Pantry at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds Sheep Barn on five consecutive Tuesdays. Thanks to all the staff and Katie Bunder, director of Food Finders, for their cooperation and support.

Here is the sheep barn
Donna Giroux, Sarah Kelly and Margaret Brender - A chilly day

Talking with patrons

A visit with Katie Bunder

Patty Jischke, Nancy Clement, Donna Giroux on our second visit to the Sheep Barn


On September 2, 2013 the League joined the Hanna Community Center for the first time at the annual Hannafest to provide voter registration and the game of VOTE! to all participants. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time celebrating the community center and Labor Day. Thanks to League members Patsy Hoyer, Ann Hunt, Corrina Than and Joanne Evers for their time and good spirits at Hannafest.

  High School Voter Registration

For the second year in a row, LWVGL has partnered with the area high schools to provide information to government classes regarding election law over the years and current election practices in Indiana and Tippecanoe County. In addition every eligible student is offered the opportunity to register to vote. Below are photos and captions from Spring 2015.

Sarah Kelly discussing `Securing the Right To Vote' at Harrison High School

Sarah engaging the students in discussion about `WHY VOTE?' at Harrison High School

Margaret Brender, Donna Giroux, Adelia Sorge staffing a table in the Senior Commons Area at Harrison High School

Nancy Clement presenting PowerPoint on Voter Registration and Elections in Tippecanoe County at Jefferson High School

Margaret Brender and Sarah Kelly at Central Catholic High School offering voter registration

Mary Jo Pflum and Joanne Evers at West Lafayette High School offering voter registration

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  Hunger Hike 2014

LWVGL joined the fight against hunger in the Greater Lafayette Community with the opportunity to register to vote. The festivities were wild with clowns, walkers and zumba. Two great causes combined.

A great team included Barbara Penney, Dana Smith, Jean Andres, Linda Cohen and Joanne Evers

The clowns were busy painting the League Logo

WL City Councilmen Gerald Thomas stopped by to say hello

Warm-up zumba for all the walkers

Joe Micon, director of LUM, speaks to the crowd

  Latino Fest

Latino Fest on September 13, 2014 was a cold day but families joined the festivities for food, music and fun. LWVGL was there to register voters, share information on the upcoming election and more. Thanks to the hardy volunteers including Joyce Deutelbaum, Linda Martin, Adelia Sorge, Felice Bray and Joanne Evers.

  Naturalization Ceremony

The annual naturalization ceremony held in West Lafayette was on August 29, 2014 at Burtsfield Gym at Salisbury and Lindberg. After the ceremony, new citizens were greeted by volunteers from the LWVGL to offer assistance in voter registration. Over 60 individuals were eager to register and take on their new responsibilities as citizens. Thanks to all the volunteers including Jean and Ron Andres, Jane Frankenberger, Roberta Schonemann, Linda Martin and Joanne Evers.

Ninety-four individuals became new citizens of the United States on August 30, 2013 in West Lafayette. League members spoke with over a third of these news citizens from all over the state and assisted them in becoming registered voters. Thanks to Sarah Kelly Roberta Schonemann and Joanne Evers for their time and participation in this process.

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  OUTFEST 2014

OUTFEST 2014 provided an opportunity for the League to support LGBT equality, register voters, and have a lot of fun. Corrina Than, Erica Karrfalt, Mary Jo Pflum, Patsy Hoyer, and Felice Bray, staffed the League booth. Thirty+eight voters were registered to vote, 11 individuals changed their Tippecanoe addresses and 1 person made a name change. We also used the opportunity to distribute information about the voting process and

Patsy Hoyer at Outfest 2014

Corrina than and Mary Jo Pflum at Outfest 2014

  State Fair 2014

LWVGL assisted with the staffing of the LWVIN Voter Registration booth at the 2014 State Fair August 5, 2014. Corrina Than, Mary Jo Pflum and Joanne Evers had a busy day on $2.00 Tuesday as they talked to a cross section of Indiana residents, registered voters and received praise for the work of the League.

Mary Jo Pflum at the LWVIN table

First time voters registering at the state fair

Joanne Evers and Corrina Than at the LWVIN table

Voters changing addresses at the state fair

  West Lafayette Farmers Market

August 13, 2014 - A beautiful day to be shopping in the market! Sarah Kelly, Erica Karrfalt and Joanne Evers talked to many individuals about voter registration and joining the League. Eighteen voters verified their voter registration, updated addresses or registered for the first time. It was a great afternoon and the West Lafayette City wifi connection was great.

Sarah Kelly and Erica Karrfalt, ready for voters

Two new citizens from Manchester England registering for the first time on the computer and on the iphone.

Updating an address online with

  West Lafayette Public Library

Thanks to the West Lafayette Public Library and League volunteers Nancy Clement, Roberta Schonemann and Joanne Evers for offering voter registration to the community on February 22, 2015.

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February 18, 2915 - On a cold and winter evening the League Mix and Mingle had a cozy gathering at Sylvia's Brick Oven on February 18, 2015. It was a pleasure to meet so many new friends of the League and learn more about the Greater Lafayette Community. Thanks to all.

Continuing and perspective members posing for a picture

Zach, Diane, Ralph and Ginny enjoying pizza and good conversation

Joanne, Liz and Patsy discussing bills in the General Assembly

Making new friends

Serious conversation

December 17, 2014 - A gathering of League members is always a fun filled and informative evening especially over delicious pizza. Congratulation are in order to our 100th member, Mary Jo Maslin and thanks to Joanne Evers for the ASK. Mary Jo joined us and had the opportunity to meet many of LWVGL's finest. Thanks to all for coming and to Sylvia's Brick Oven for hosting us.

Mary Jo Maslin and Joanne Evers

Ron Brender, Ralph Webb, Bill Evers and Margaret Brender

Ginny Webb and Teena Flook

Bill Evers and Donna Giroux

November 19, 2014 - A great time was had by all! Thanks to all who attended.

JoAnn Mullen, Karen Griggs, Ginny Webb and Erica Karfalt

Bill Evers, JoAnn Mullen and Donna Giroux in the background with two new League friends

League conversation

Diane Damico and JoAnn Mullen

Making new friends and catching up with others

LWVGL's inaugural Mix and Mingle for all members and prospective members and friends of the League was a great success on Oct 22, 2014 at Sylvia's Brick Oven in Lafayette. The snacks and beverages were great and it was a fun time to get to know each other better and learn about the League. The League is lots of fun as well as accomplishing great work for public policy in Tippecanoe County.

Corrina Than and Margaret Brender

Patsy Hoyer with a timely message

Teena Flook and Erica Karrfalt

Ron Brender and Ralph Webb

Liz Solberg, Ginny Webb, Joyce Fields, Corrina Than

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Library Services in Tippecanoe County-Study Committee Report

The Local Government Study Committee completed its study of library services in Tippecanoe County December 2011. Read the complete report. Thank you to all the committee members for this study and professional report. Members included Jean Andres, chair; KD Benson, Shelly McLauchlan and Joanne Evers.

Tippecanoe County Township Government Study Report

The Greater Lafayette League of Women Voters formed a Study Committee in the spring of 2009 to study township government in Tippecanoe County. The report is complete as of October 2010 and focuses on transparency, accessibility and accountability of township government. This report will add information and understanding of the process of township government as discussion continues regarding the reform of township government. View Final Report here.

Members of the LWVGL Study Committee are available to present its findings and recommendations to community organizations. To schedule a program contact the League.

Policy Over Politics: A State Forum on Township Reform

Policy Over Politics: A State Forum on Township Reform (a video)

Hosted by the Lacy Leadership Association Civic Leadership Cadre and co-sponsored by a variety of civic organizations including LWVGL, LWVIN, LWVMC. This event was held on January 19, 2011 at the History Center in Indianapolis.