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.
Saturday, March 8, 9:45-11:30 am at Edina City Hall
LWV Minnesota's new executive director, Susan Sheridan Tucker, will join LWVE to meet local members, discuss efforts at the state level, and explain how LWVE can be involved. Susan believes that “LWV Minnesota has a great opportunity to respond to the absolute chaos in the public arena. The need for civil discourse is immense, and LWV is in the ‘sweet spot’ for meeting that need due to its reputation for non-partisanship”. Read more about Susan.
Thursday, March 13, 9:45-11:30 am at the Edina Senior Center
Brian Hubbard, one of Edina Public Schools' resource officers will speak on alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by youth in Edina. Currently, a LWV Edina committee is exploring a position update on on this topic. Brian will discuss trends, parental attitudes and prevention.
Edina has two school resource officers who share staffing duties at all nine Edina public schools. These officers develop and present prevention and safety programs for youth, respond to school calls, and investigate crimes that occur on school property. In addition, these officers are a supportive presence in the schools, counseling and mentoring students as needed.
April meetings on Grandview District redevelopment
Thursday, April 10, 9:45 - 11:30 AM at the Edina Senior Center
Saturday, April 12, 9:45 - 11:30 AM at Edina City Hall
The City of Edina is currently looking at redeveloping the Grandview District (the former public works site), possibly as a community center, and is looking for citizen input. Come discuss this project with other LWVE members.
LWVE has the following positions related to the project:
Community center position
LWVE supports maintaining a Community Center in Edina which: responds to the diverse interests and changing needs of all age groups; includes broad citizen involvement in its governance; employs a professional staff to ensure quality programs; and has access to multiple funding sources including financial support by both the city and school district.
Public facilities position
LWVE supports public facilities in Edina which: balance public interests and needs with fiscal responsibility; respond to the diverse and changing needs of Edina; and allow for citizen involvement in their governance.
Senior citizens position
LWVE supports policies that are responsive to the senior citizen population in Edina, including: a Senior Center with the following attributes: ample onsite parking, easy accessibility by all of its members, programs for diverse interests and needs, intergenerational uses, adequate staffing by professionals, inclusive of all Edina seniors, and adequate funding by the City.
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