The League of Women Voters of Edina (LWVE), a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League has approximately 100 men and women members and is part of the State League and National League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters of Edina has had an active role in Edina since 1954.
December meetings: Lively Issues
Thursday, December 12, 9:45 - 11:30 AM, Edina Senior Center
Saturday, December 14, 9:45 - 11:30 AM, Edina City Hall
Over the years, the national, state, and local leagues have approved positions on various public policy issues. These positions are developed through studies and a grassroots consensus process, sometimes called "Lively Issues". Each year, "Lively Issues" meetings are held by local leagues across the country. In these meetings, members are encouraged to discuss and vote on public issues to study and take action on in the following year. This process values the input of individual members on state and federal issues. This year, local leagues, such as LWV Edina, may make recommendations to LWV US by the June 2014 national convention.
Members' participation is also very important to the local league, as it informs the Board's program planning for the following year. It is helpful to read LWV Edina's positions and LWV U.S.'s positions in order to prepare for these very engaging meetings.
Thank you for voting
On November 5th, Edina School District residents elected four School Board members from a field of nine candidates: David Goldstein, Randy Meyer, Regina Neville, and Lisa O’Brien. Thank you for participating in our democracy!
Leaguers explore Edina Parks and Recreation
Did you know over 56,000 people from 165 Minnesota cities, 42 states, and 15 countries skated on Centennial Lakes last winter? Or that the Aquatic Center sold 10,771 season passes this year? These are some of the numbers Edina Parks and Recreation Director Ann Kattreh presented in November to illustrate the range of her department’s operations and services. Director Kattreh provided an overview of many of facilities that the department oversees, including the Edina Aquatic Center, Art Center, Braemar Arena, Braemar Golf Courses, Braemar Golf Dome, Centennial Lakes Park, Edinborough Park, and Fred Richards Golf Course. Her presentation ended with the department’s accomplishments in 2013 including City Council approval of the Sports Dome, rebuilding the Golf Dome, a new seasonal off-leash dog area at Strauchauer Park, and Edina’s first community garden. View Director Kattreh's presentation.
The following week, League members traveled to the Edina Senior Center to hear from the center’s new recreational supervisor, Donna Tilsner. Her presentation covered the history of the center, rentals, new programs, partnerships and her ideas for the future. Leaguers learned that the benefits of becoming an Edina Senior Center member include receiving the newsletter, which is not currently published online, and priority registration status for trips and tours. View Donna Tilsner's presentation.
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