Making Democracy Work

About the League & Units

What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history? Who's Who?

Our Mission and Roles

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. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles.

  • Voters Service - Citizen Education: we present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues.

  • Action and Advocacy: we are also nonpartisan, but, after study, we use our positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.

To conduct our voter service and citizen education activities, we use funds from our Arizona League of Women Voters Education Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. The League of Women Voters, a membership organization, conducts action and advocacy and is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation.

LWVGT Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

LWV OF Greater Tucson Officers and Directors (July-June)

President: Vivian Harte 2019-2020
President Elect: Kathleen Aros 2019-2020
Secretary: Mary Elizabeth Pollard 2019-2020
Treasurer: David Horr and Patricia Glover 2019-2021
Voter Service: Sara Shifrin 2019-2021
Program: Susan Black 2019-2020
Membership: Rebecca Gelinas 2019-2021

Elected Director: Judy Bowser 2019-2020
Elected Director: Beverly Kloehn 2019-2020
Elected Director: Roseann Haines 2019-2020
Elected Director: Rex Graham 2019-2021
Elected Director: Leah Jaffe 2019-2021
Elected Director: Jonetta Trued 2019-2021

Leadership Positions and Areas of Responsibility

Treasurers: David Horr and Patricia Glover
Budget: Ann Davis
Development: open
Issues and Eggs: open
Holiday Brunch: Phylis Carnahan

Office and Desk Volunteers: Kathy Aros

Voter Service Officer: Sara Shifrin

Voter Registration: Noreen Geyer-Kordosky
Get Out The Vote (GOTV): Rex Graham
Forums: Barbara Becker
Publications: Barbara Becker
Non-Government Elections: Judy Moll

Program Officers: Susan Black and Rex Graham

Voter Education Programs: Susan Black
Unit Coordinator: Rex Graham
- East Unit: Phylis Carnahan
- Northwest-Midtown Unit: Judy Moll and Kathy Dubbs
- Midtown Evening Unit: Ronnie Mullens
- Green Valley Unit: Sue Giradeau

Membership Officer: Rebecca Gelinas

Data: Floy Parkhill
Orientation: Karen Randolph, Judy Wood
Social: open

Communications Director: Bev Kloehn

Print Materials: Bev Kloehn
Public Relations: Bev Kloehn and Team
The Voter: Judy Bowser
Speakers Bureau: Betsy Bolding
Social Media: Patsy Frannea, Frossie Economou, Katie Murphy-Darling
Community Calendars: Cindy Soffrin, Pat Markey, Kim Challender
Emails: Rebecca Galinas
Program Video Streaming: Linda Arzoumanian, Bev Kloehn
Program Videotaping: Bev Kloehn, Adrian Barton
Technology: Jonetta Trued, Adrian Barton

Advocacy: Shriley Sandelands and Betty Bengston

Environmental Issues: Carol Shearer

Observer Corps: Roseann Haines and Jonetta Trued

Running and Winning: Phylis Carnahan and April Lewis

Human Trafficking: Joan Kaltsas

2020 Celebration: Kate Stewart

Book Club: Mary Gresham

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Judith Wood, Mary Gresham

Hospitality: Judy Wood

Nominating Committee: April Lewis (Chair), Judith Wood, Ann Davis, two members to be appointed from the Board.

LWVGT Committees

See a List and Descriptions of Our Committees

Partners and Supporters

See our List

History of the League of Women Voters

Members Web Site

Business type information of interest for local Members LWVGT Members Web Site