Making Democracy Work

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Our Local League

The League of Women Voters Jacksonville First Coast spans Duval, Nassau, Clay, and St. Johns Counties.

LWVJFC Annual Meeting - June 7

Important! This will be our Annual Meeting where we will approve the program, budget, and slate of officers for 2017 - 2018. Members are encouraged to attend.

Our Keynote Speakers this year feature Linda Lanier and Ginny Myrick from 9 In 15 - Their presentation will address Women And Politics!

Ms. Lanier is the former Executive Director/CEO of the Jacksonville Children's Commission, an autonomous department of the City of Jacksonville and one of eight funded children's services councils in Florida. The Commission serves this northeast Florida community of almost 900,000 people by funding prevention and early intervention programs for children and their families. Serving the Commission and its board of directors from 2003 to 2012, she was responsible for managing the city's investments in programs proven to improve the lives of children and families, while providing elected officials and the public with the assurance that the commission's $60 million budget provided high value for the taxpayer.

Retired since 2012, Linda remains involved in civic life as a member of Nine in 15 which promotes the involvement of women in elected offices, as well as many other activities.

Ginny Myrick is president and founder of Myrick Policy Group, a state and local government relations firm with a specialty in economic development. The firm advises private corporations and developers with a focus on downtown renewal and incentives for corporate relocations and expansions to Florida. MPG also assists business clients with government procurement, land use changes and general lobbying services. Currently Ms. Myrick is managing the redevelopment of the Cathedral District in Jacksonville, FL; a 33-block area of NE downtown Jacksonville. A longtime Florida resident noted for her insight, tenacity and effectiveness, Ms. Myrick has more than two decades of proven success in government relations at the federal, state and local levels.

Where: Season's 52 at the St. Johns Town Center, 5096 Big Island Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32246.

When:  Wednesday, June 7th at 11:30-1:00pm

RSVP: Nora Manahan email: dnmanahan@comcast.net or 904-476-6443

Cost: $20 cash or check made payable to LWVJFC at the door.

Each table will be served platters of the Pepperoni Flatbread, Artichoke and Goat Cheese Flatbread, the Spinach Salad, the Crisp Romaine & Kale Salad, and Chicken Sandwiches (cut in half). Dessert and Drinks included.

Reserve your seat today!! 

St. Johns Unit Meetings

The St. Johns Unit will meet on the First Friday of each month - the next meeting is Friday, June 2, 2017. Our speaker will be David Shoar, Sheriff of St. Johns County.

Meeting Time 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Where: St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, Florida

No RSVP Required