Observer Corps Team

Observer Corps Team

Observer Corps is an opportunity for League members to closely follow an area of local government by attending regular meetings (in-person or virtually) and reporting back on meeting events using a template (to keep it simple!)  Help keep local officials on their toes.  By our showing up, officials know that people are paying attention.

Volunteer Benefits (and why we love Observer Corps!!)

  • Be a presence for the League.  Be visible in a small group of observers and represent the League while establishing relationships with local officials and other regular attendees.
  • Try a new experience and see these representatives in action.  Learn about what they do and how hard they work.
  • Educate citizens about the importance of participating in local elections, which have as much impact on their daily lives as national and state elections.
  • Become aware of important issues in your community and provide updates for League members.

Time Commitment:

            Meeting times vary.  Refer to each group’s website for specifics.

Member volunteers are needed to observe and report back on the following meetings:

Richland County Lexington County
Arcadia Lakes Town Council Batesburg-Leesville Town Council
Blythewood Town Council Cayce City Council
Columbia City Council Chapin Town Council
Eastover Town Council Gaston Town Council
Forest Acres City Council Gilbert Town Council
Greater Columbia Community Relations Lexington County Council
Irmo Town Council Lexington County Registration and Elections Board
Richland County Board of Elections & Registration Lexington One School Board
Richland County Council Lexington Two School Board
Richland County Recreation Commission Lexington Three School Board
Richland School District One Board Lexington Four School Board
Richland School District Two Board Lexington Five School Board
  Lexington Town Council
  Pelion Town Council
  Pine Ridge Town Council
  South Congaree Town Council
  Springdale Town Council
  Summit Town Council
  Swansea Town Council
  West Columbia City Council

From our volunteers:

"Having been actively involved with Richland County Board of Elections and Registration for many years, I have developed a relationship with both officials and staff. When I could attend in person, they were always open to my questions.  Even though the meetings are now only virtual, they know I'm online as they can see my phone number."  Robin White

Elizabeth Currin, LWVCA volunteer“As a high school teacher, I never attended a single school board meeting.  I was both too busy and a bit intimidated. As a faculty member at the USC College of Education, I'm still awfully busy, but joining the Observer Corps has been a great way to stay active in the League and learn so much more about school politics." Elizabeth Currin

Amy Mikell, LWVCA Observer Corps Coordinator"Attending meetings while sporting my big blue LWV button is educational, interesting, and rewarding."
Amy Mikell, Observer Corps Chair


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