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We are the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, Kansas (located in the Greater Kansas City metro area).  Monthly meetings are held on most first Saturdays at 9 a.m.  at Atonement Lutheran Church (lower level Charter Hall), 9948 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS.  Social time begins at 8:30 a.m. The public is welcome.

May 2, 2015   

Making Democracy Work Award and Breakfast; Annual Meeting

Atonement Lutheran Church, 9848 Metcalf, at 9 a.m.

Breakfast tickets are $10. RSVP to Eileen Manza: eileen.manza@outlook.com

Reservation deadline is April 25.

Our 2015 Making Democracy Work Award will be presented to

Ed Peterson.

 

April 4 Meeting

Should Johnson County Government Build a New Courthouse?

League studied the first expansion of the Johnson County Courthouse facilities in the 1960s. Once again, this issue is calling for our attention.

The Courthouse Study Committee is fortunate to have experienced leadership and multidisciplinary members. The Study commenced in June, 2014, and presented a stakeholder panel at the November general meeting. The April meeting will be especially informative to new members or those who have not participated in the consensus process before.

  • Please note: Consensus is NOT a vote.
  • During discussion, everyone has an opportunity to express their viewpoints, and the issue is examined from all sides.
  • Consensus questions, created by the study committee and approved by the Board, provide structure for the meeting.
  • Members discuss the pros and cons until it becomes apparent that consensus has or has not been reached on each question. A committee will analyze the consensus responses, look for areas of member understanding and agreement and, using this information, will create a position statement..

Link to background info on Courthouse Study and interviews 

 

Candidate forum JCCC

VIEW on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Funding Facts of Life         

Moderator: Cindy Neighbor

Panelists:

  • Marlin Berry, Olathe School Superintendent
  • Jim Hinson, Shawnee Mission School Superintendent
  • Melissa Rooker, Kansas state Rep.

 

 

JoCo in the Know Forum            March 18 at 7 p.m.

“The Status of Mental Health Services in Johnson County”   

View on YouTube:   https://youtu.be/jcwu5pGb2cE

Moderator: Jill Quigley, League member and former KS state representative

  • Tim DeWeese, Executive Director, Johnson County Health Department
  • Kyle Kessler, Executive Director, Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas
  • Jason Hess, Executive Director, Heartland Regional Alcohol & Drug Assessment Center (RADAC)
  • Sharon Manson, Member of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Johnson County

At Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W. 75th street, Prairie Village

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

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