Join a Committee
If you have an active interest in a particular issue, you might decide to volunteer on a committee. It's a great opportunity to meet and talk to community leaders, stakeholder organizations, and experts where you can have a direct impact on local issues that affect you. If any of our current committees below pique your interest, don't hesitate to contact us.
Meetings are generally at the League office on Capitol Hill unless otherwise noted.
- ECONOMICS & TAXATION
Studies the macro-economic trends impacting our communities. Educates the public about the state, county and city budget and revenue issues. Reviews the fiscal impact of ballot issues before voters on League-supported programs and positions. Meetings are normally 9:30 AM the last Saturday of the month at an offsite location. Call for details. A very informative presentation by Dwight Dively, Director of the King County Office of Management and Budget, is available here.
The Education Committee follows issues related to public education from pre-K to 12th grade, and normally meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 11:00 AM. If you are interested in public schools, please join us! Contact Joanna Cullen, Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the League office at (206) 329-4848 for more information.
- INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Studies and discusses current topics on the world stage including trade and human trafficking. Instrumental in updating the national LWV positions on Arms Control. The committee normally meets the first Monday of the month at 12:45 PM.
- SOCIAL JUSTICE
This newly formed committee is just setting its agenda but topics of interest include juvenile justice/prison privatization and healthcare. Meets 3:00 to 4:30 PM the third Sunday of the month.
The Transportation Committee has members from all of the counties that border Puget Sound. Meetings are generally once a month on the third Tuesday, 10:00 AM to noon. Speakers have included local and state transportation managers, planners and elected representatives, as well as business owners who use and depend on the public transportation resources. Issues that we have tackled include freight transport, the design and funding of the 520 bridge, Metro and mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian planning, transit oriented community design, and methods of funding transportation projects.
This committee does not have regular meetings but is headed by Nancy Bagley; please contact her at email@example.com if you are interested in joining.