MENTOR Program

MENTOR Program

Various individuals in their communities conducting League work with a description of MLD: Membership, Leadership & Development Program

The MENTOR Program

MENTOR stands for Mentoring for Engagement, Nurturing, Training, Opportunity and Resilience, and was previously named the MLD (Membershp, Leadership and Development) Program. MENTOR is a LWVUS initiated mentoring program designed to provide support and guidance to local Leagues on issues of membership growth, outreach, visibility, and leadership development as well as help on other aspects of the League’s work that may arise.

Any local League is welcome to join the program and become a Mentee. If you're interested, please fill out this questionnaire and the MENTOR Program Manager will follow-up with next steps.

Share Your Skills and Experience, Become a MENTOR!

Any League member who feels they have a skill to share and/or who is experienced in League is encouraged to complete this questionnaire. After submission, the MENTOR Program Manager (currently the LWVWI Membership & Events Manager) will reach out to talk with you and invite you to participate in the next MENTOR monthly meeting.

You don't have to be a lifetime Leaguer to be an effective MENTOR. This is a space for League members to nurture other League members with the goal of supporting one another as peers. If you have a skillset you're willing to share, there are Leaguers out there who would benefit from your guidance and expertise.

Click here for a one-page overview of What to Expect as a New Mentor

Meet Our Mentors!

Images of Jennifer Balma, Louise Petering, and Marilyn Boeldt - LWVWI Mentors


Images of Joan Schwarz, LWVWI Mentor, Brandi Rodriquez, MENTOR Program Manager

Submit Your Interest in Becoming a Mentor
You may fill out our online questionnaire or contact Brandi Rodriquez, Membership & Events Manager, at 608-256-0827or BRODRIQUEZ [at] 


The MENTOR team encourages all WI Local Leagues to demonstrate how they've grown and strengthened their membership participation, become more visible in their community, supported and recruited leadership, and incorporated diversity, equity and inclusion into their work and programming. The application is a series of 9 questions that can be submitted electronically or via mail.

Applications for the 2024 MENTOR Award will open March, 2024. The first and second place recipients will be announced in June at the 2024 Annual Meeting.