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.
The LWVLC Age Friendly Leelanau Committee has been studying elements of Age-Friendly communities and reviewing how Leelanau County is doing with respect to those elements. Phil Mikesell will introduce the program and report on Community Support. Ty Wessell will report on Housing. Mary Tonneberger will report on Transportation. Chris Palmer will report on Health Care. April Missias, Leelanau County Director of Senior Services will report of what some other communities have done.
Many people bring a sack lunch. LWVLC business meeting to follow presentation. For more information: Call 231-386-5106, visit LWVLeelanau.org or follow LWVLC on Facebook at League of Women Voters Leelanau County
League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) is a proud sponsor of the PBS showing of The Raising of America on WCMU on December 7 and January 7. The LWVLC sought and obtained other local sponsors for this PBS showing. They are the LWV Grand Traverse Area, the Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission, the Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health, NW MI and 5toONE, a project of the Great Start Collaborative of Traverse Bay. More HERE about the WCMU presentation. Links to the other sponsoring organizations are below.
The League is a strong advocate for addressing early childhood needs. The League understands what research now shows, that each of the first five years of a child's life are crucial in building the foundation for education attainment and greatly impact success or failure in later life. The League believes high quality, developmentally appropriate, and voluntary early learning experiences should be available to all children.
The LWVLC EARLY CHILDHOOD NEEDS AND SERVICES COMMITTEE started in 2013. Its focus is on children from birth through 4 years of age. It has investigated what services for these children and their families are available within Leelanau County and has begun to explore ways that the needed services could be offered and/or funded at the local government level. The LWVLC Early Childhood Needs and Services Committee meets at noon on the 3rd Friday of the month in the Munnecke Room, at the Leland Library. For more information contact Sue Miller, the Chair of the LWVLC Early Childhood Needs and Services Committee at email@example.com
· League of Women Voters of the Grand Traverse Area http://www.lwvgta.org/
· Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission http://www.leelanau.cc/lecdc.asp
· Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health, Northwest Michigan http://mi-aimh.org/chapters/northwest-michigan-chapter/
· 5toONE, a project of the Great Start Collaborative of Traverse Bay http://greatstartkids.com/