League of Women Voters Elects New Board of Directors
On May 19, at its 2021 Annual Meeting, the La Plata County Chapter of the League of Women Voters elected the following members to the Board of Directors for 2021-2022:
President – Laurie Meininger
Vice President – Diane Goodchild
Secretary- Martha Mason
Treasurer – Deb Ruddell
Immediate Past President – Jean Aaro
In her remarks to members, the incoming Board President told those gathered on ZOOM that she was impressed with the strength of the Board and thanked members for their commitment to the voters and would-be voters of La Plata County. On behalf of the Board, Laurie also expressed great appreciation for out-going President Jean Aaro who admirably led the LWV La Plata during two years of very challenging circumstances. Laurie also acknowledged several areas of focus for the League over the next year including voting rights, redistricting, health care and climate change and figuring out how/when to safely return to in-person gatherings. A guiding priority for the year is the League’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion practices to bring new voices and perspectives to the League’s work across the county on a wide range of issues.
Meininger also noted that the work of the LWV is similar to running a marathon relay race – it takes long-term focus, stamina, commitment, teamwork and regular participation. She thanked those already volunteering and invited all members to step up and join in the work to keep the League and local, state and national democratic institutions healthy and strong. Members interested in volunteering can reach the Board via email at: email@example.com.