Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Community Outreach Teams work to engage members through dynamic involvement with other organizations, local government, and League management.

Lobby Corps | Chair: Susan Bayley
LWVVC is committed to establishing collegial relationships with our officials as we seek common ground on solutions to improve our community. Each year, the lobby corps team meets with our local legislative delegation and other elected officials to discuss important community issues and to share our League priorities. Lobby corps members may be asked to attend local legislative hearings and they often participate in LWV Lobby Days in Tallahassee.

Observer Corps | Chair: Anne Harrell, co-chairs Susan Bayley, Nancy Nussbaum 
The official function of the Observer Corps is to attend and observe government meetings. Additionally an observer should: be a visual presence of the LWVVC at government meetings; become informed about issues affecting yourself and the citizens through local government decisions; become the eyes and ears for government in the sunshine; and communicate these issues to the League membership through The Voter. 

Speakers Bureau | Co-Chairs: Ann Smith & Wes Lewis
The League of Women Voters of Volusia County works to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in state and local government. Our nonpartisan speakers educate and inform citizens using 30-45 minute presentations on a wide variety of topics. During active election cycles, Speakers Bureau also focuses on providing non-partisan, educational presentations on any amendment proposals set to appear on the November ballot.

Voter Service | Action Team Chair: Carla Christianson
Before elections we sponsor candidate forums and give presentations about the proposed amendments to the Florida constitution and other local issues. These events usually are in partnership with local organizations. As a service to the community the LWVVC produces Voter Guides – In order to get to know the candidates who will appear on your ballot questions are sent by LWVVC to every local candidate. Returned answers are published, unedited on VOTE411.org.