LWV Minneapolis is an organization dedicated to voter
education and promoting civic participation.

About Us

Who We Are


LWV takes positions, based on member consensus, on issues from local to national importance. LWV encourages civic engagement and active participation in support of these positions at all levels of government.

Member-driven & supported

Members implement a wide range of activities and programs to support democratic participation. These include voter registration, candidate forums, facilitation of community elections, and education and action on local and governmental issues.

Driven by education & action

LWVMpls educates the community on public policy issues through forums, discussion and interview programs, monthly small group discussions, our website and social media. Members take action by engaging with their elected officials at all levels of government.


Join Us! All Are Welcome

Join our non-partisan, grassroots efforts to study and act on important civic issues, ensure open and honest election policies, and educate voters about election issues.

Our Leadership

LWVMpls is committed to making the democratic process work for everyone. To do this, its Board of Directors, members and friends contribute time, expertise and resources. It is a “working” board that plans activities to support the organization’s mission.

Officers & Directors
Committee and Service Chairs

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
Marilyn Dean

Personnel Committee
Carrie Lichtenberg

Parks Committee
Margit Berg

Membership Committee
Nancy Albrecht

Policing Committee

Project Support

Civic Buzz: Joan Niemiec
We the People Host: Catherine Shreves

CMAL Representatives
Kate Redden & Joann Martin

Voter Services
Election Night Services: Janet Midtbo & Rosemary Lawrence
Neighborhood Elections: Saralyn Romanishan
Voter Registration Coordinator: Miriam Maples
Voter Education/Voters Guide: Barb Kimer

Barb Kimer

The Voter
Assignment Editor: Deborah Jindra
Editors/Proofreaders: Jennifer Johnson & Jane Papageorgiou
Voter Layout: Katie Gardner
Web Manager: Traia Thiel
Social Media: Traia Thiel
Corresponding Secretary: Jane Papageorgiou


LWV Mpls employs part-time staff to ensure excellent service for members and the community. Office hours are currently suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. Connect with staff at: 612.333.6319 or [email protected]

Carla Jacobson
Carla Jacobson
Office Manager
[email protected]
Traia Thiel
Traia Thiel
Finance Coordinator
[email protected]

Our Rich History

100 years and counting

League of Women Voters has a 100-year history of striving to make democracy work for all citizens. Dive in to read more about all that we’ve accomplished over the years.



It’s members and volunteers that make all this happen. Won’t you join us?