Representation in City Governance. The changing demographics of our communities means that elected and appointed leaders are provided with great opportunities and also some challenges. Join the League of Women Voters Roseville Area (LWVRA) on Thursday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. as we continue our focus on diversity in local governance in conversations with the mayors of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville.
If you missed this program or would like to watch it again, the Ramsey County Library has provided a link to the recording: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/39901
The League of Women Voters Roseville Area recently looked into who is participating in local governance Boards, exploring how well these groups reflect the makeup of our communities. As a follow-up to a study, Holli Arp, Leadership and Civic Engagement Program Leader with the U of M Extension Services will lead a panel discussion with two colleagues and Extension Educators Jocelyn Hernandez Swanson and Lisa Hinz asking “How do we encourage and support more diverse and inclusive leadership in our local governments?” This Leadership and Civic Engagement team has been working with communities across Minnesota as they grapple with inclusiveness, cultural competence and exploring new pathways to diversify leadership. Join the conversation!
If you missed this program or would like to watch it again, the Ramsey County Library has provided a link to the recording: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/38660
Neighbors change over time. When new neighbors also bring a new heritage, bridging cultural differences can be challenging. Longtime residents may be anxious that they may say or do the "wrong" thing. The panel for this program will tackle practical strategies to become welcoming neighbors and building strong and diverse neighborhoods.
The League of Women Voters of Roseville Area will sponsor a forum on Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 pm for the City Council candidates in Falcon Heights.
The Falcon Heights City Council Candidate Forum held on September 15 can now be viewed at https://ninenorth.org/speak-outs/
LWVRA will sponsor a forum on October 7, 7:00 p.m. for the School Board candidates. The forum will be moderated by League member Florence Sprague. Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will be no in-person audience. The forum will be broadcast by NineNorth on cable channel 15 or 859 HD, and live streamed and available for playback on ninenorth.org/. For on-demand viewing, Candidate Speak-Out and Forum videos will be located at https://ninenorth.org/speak-outs/. You may submit questions to be asked of candidates to email@example.com by end of day, Wednesday, October 6.
Everyone wants to live in a good neighborhood but what makes a good neighborhood? Who has access to them? What happens when some don’t have access to a "good" neighborhood? How do we sustain good neighborhoods?
The recording for the September 23 program - Part 1 of the Real Life Mister Rogers series co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Roseville Area, Do Good Roseville and Ramsey County Library's Zoom platform, is now online if you missed it or want to watch it again: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/37255. Feel free to share this recording link.
Mark your calendar! The typical June LWV-RA field trip will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, at the Minnesota History Center, featuring the ExtraOrdinary Women exhibit. https://www.mnhs.org/historycenter Details:
It’s turning into a tradition! The 5th annual LWV of Roseville Area Brews and Book Reviews event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. While we went virtual last year and had to raid our respective coolers for a brew, this year we have reserved a room for the event at High Pines Brewing Company (https://www.highpinesbrewing.com), located at 2704 Snelling Ave. North in Roseville (the former Joe’s Crab Shack location). Craft beers and non-alcoholic drinks from the brewery and a variety of food items from Tipsy Steer (https://tipsysteer.com/roseville/) are available for purchase.
Ramsey County Library has provided us with a link to the recording of this program. Here is the link: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/30980
Want to recognize Earth Day without leaving home? Join us for an environmental forum with the Mayors from Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, and Roseville. Hear about actions taken the five area Cities to address climate change and implement their 2040 Comprehensive Plans and ask your questions. This event is sponsored by the Ramsey County Library and League of Women Voters of the Roseville Area. This event June 3, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. is hosted on the Ramsey County Library's Zoom platform.
The study team for “Equitable Representation in City Commissions and Boards” invites all League members to provide feedback to arrive at consensus as the next step in the study process. This year-long study includes research on the composition, recruitment, orientation, and role of City Council-appointed commissioners and a report. The goal of this study was to identify current practices and suggestions/best practices in equitable representation for Boards and Commissions appointed by the City Councils of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, and Roseville. Here is the attached letter and report. (A print copy has been sent to members who traditionally receive print materials.) After hearing a summary presentation and participating in discussion, members will have the opportunity to vote on the following question: "Should LWVRA recommend that our cities’ boards and commissions broadly reflect the diversity of their population, including race, ethnicity, gender, income, age, and other aspects of diversity?"
Please participate via Zoom on Monday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. at this link: https://lwvmn-org.zoom.us/j/93171333608?pwd=Yi9mSHRCSGtlbEdXQU5qNzkrRm1hZz09.