The League of Women Voters of Kansas is a grassroots volunteer organization with nine local Leagues across the state. Elected boards consisting of officers and directors govern LWVK and each local League. The two year terms of state board members are staggered. The LWVK board meets monthly, alternating between conference calls and in-person meetings around the state.
League business meetings, called Councils, convene in even-numbered years. Conventions, more educational and inspirational gatherings, convene in odd-numbered years. Elections take place at both.
Local chapters are members of the state League and state Leagues are members of the national League, The League of Women Voters of the United States.
In June 2019, the LWVK Board of Directors partnered with the Elevate Agency, based in Wichita, KS, to develop a strategic plan. The plan, presented at the above link, represents the priorities and goals that will guide LWVK’s work over the next two and a half years. This plan provides a blueprint for maintaining focus on LWVK’s primary purposes to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government and to act on selected governmental issues, while allowing LWVK to remain nimble and responsive to changing dynamics in local communities and across the state and nation.
Current LWVK Board of Directors
Teresa Briggs (Emporia) – Co-President 2019 – 2021
Cille King (Lawrence/Douglas County) – Co-President 2019 – 2021
Martha Pint (Wichita) – 1st Vice-President 2019 – 2021
Grace Wilson (Topeka) – 2nd Vice-President 2018 – 2020
Sara Funk (Johnson County) – Secretary 2019 – 2021
Anita Kaiser (Johnson County) – Treasurer 2018 – 2020
Carrie Lancaster (Topeka) – Advocacy 2019 – 2021
Jean Lee (Manhattan/Riley County) – Membership 2019-2021
Marge Ahrens (Topeka) – Development 2019 – 2021
Megan Wright-Hagan (Wichita) – Social Media 2019 – 2021
Janice Walker (Great Bend) – Voter Services 2019 – 2020
Sharon Ailslieger (Wichita) – Intra-League Coordinator 2018 – 2020
Marlene Merrill (Lawrence/Douglas County) – At-Large 2019 – 2021
2019-2020 Nominating Committee:
Gwen Elliott (Topeka)
Betty Wyckoff (Member at Large)
Teresa Briggs (Emporia)