League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island members to represent the League and the public at local government meetings to promote transparency, accountability, and dissemination of information.
The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island Observer Corps is a group of individuals assigned to local government agencies to act as the eyes and ears of the League. As an Observer you will learn about local issues and politics and be in a prime position to enlighten League members and the public about what’s going on in these meetings. The League has been a champion of government transparency since 1920 when it was founded and our core principles of fairness, nonpartisanship, and trust are as important now as they were then.
Observers attend local government meetings (city councils, school boards, hospital commission, etc.), in person or via Zoom, to learn what these agencies are doing. Observers wear a badge that identifies them as an Observer Corps member. They are neutral observers and do not participate in the meeting. Observers take notes and submit a brief report summarizing key issues discussed at the meeting. The report is be shared to League members and the public via the LWVWI website. By observing these agencies, elected and appointed officials are kept on notice—someone is watching!
Training and support is provided to all Observers. To learn more or sign up to be an Observer, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org