Lee County

Lee County

The League of Women Voters of Lee County is involved in many issues including voter registration and education, environment and natural resources, human services, education, health, and local government.  Each year Lee County members develop and implement a plan for study and action.  Under the guidance of League leaders, members implement the plan through a committee structure and individual actions.  Click here for the current plan:  PDF iconLWVLCF Program for Study and Action 2019 to 2020

Throughout the year, the League of Women Voters of Lee County hosts educational program meetings to educate the public on League issues and topics relevant to citizens. These informational meetings are open to the public. 

In 1949, when the League of Women Voters of Lee County was established, there were only eight local leagues in the State of Florida.  Twenty women in Lee County, who were interested in government and their community,  formed this new organization.  By December 4, 1949, when the League was fully accepted as a league, there were sixty-nine members.

Their first program was a study of the juvenile court and probation systems.  When the State of Florida allowed women to serve on juries, women were required to register with the Clerk of the Court to indicate their interest in serving.  Mrs. James (Jean) Hill, a League member, was among the ten women selected by the County Commissioners and served as the first woman juror on January 11, 1950.

In the past, the League, in collaboration with other Lee County organizations, successfully implemented the Conservation 20/20 Program.  This program acquires land for the conservation of wetlands and other endangered natural land resources that may be used for public enjoyment.

View the LWV of Lee County Florida Annual Report for 2018-2019 PDF icon2018-2019_lwvlcf_annual_report.pdf

Event Date: 
Sep 17 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Hodges University

The Fort Myers Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Event Date: 
Sep 17 2019 - 7:30pm
Event location: 

FGCU Margaret Sugden Welcome Center

 

Event Date: 
Sep 23 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Alliance for the Arts

AMENDMENT 4 IMPLEMENTATION SEMINAR

Event Date: 
Oct 5 2019 - 9:00am
Event location: 

Collaboratory

The Pursuit of Fairness in Education--Equity, Diversity, and Title IX

Event Date: 
Nov 2 2019 - 9:00am
Event location: 

Laboratory Theatre

Water, Water Everywhere!

Presenter:  Patty Duncan, Director-Environment, League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida