LWV Minneapolis Boards & Staff

LWV Mpls is committed to making the democratic process work for everyone.

To do this, its board of directors, members, advisors and friends contribute time, expertise and resources.

Board of Directors, Off-Board Directors, Committee Chairs

The LWV Mpls Board of Directors meets monthly to set policy, approve the budget and make recommendations for programs approved by the organization's members. It is a "working" board that plans activities to support the organization's mission. In addition to the officers, who provide leadership to the board, board members have have specific areas of responsibility.


  • Co Presidents: Marion Hall & Dot Lilja
  • Past President: Karlynn Fronek
  • Secretary: Jean Egerman
  • Treasurer: Nancy Witta


  • Membership Chair: Pam Telleen
  • Voter Service Chairs: Willow Kreibich & Sally Pundt
  • Voter Registration Chair: Nora Smyth
  • Racial Justice Chair: Alice Moormann
  • Voter Assignment Editor: Marilyn Dean
  • Communications Chair: Sandy Hull
  • General: Karlynn Fronek

Off Board Directors

  • Communications - Voter Editors/Proof readers: Pat Kovel-Jarboe, Jennifer Johnson, Kara Skahen, Julia Wallace; Layout: Lynn Pepple
  • Communications - Web Content Manager: Ruby Hocker

Committee & Service Chairs

  • Public Policy – City Government: Joan Niemiec
  • Public Policy - Board of Estimation and Taxation: Pat Kovel-Jarboe
  • Public Policy – Healthy Legacy: Kay Kessel
  • Voter Services - Candidate Forums: Connie Osterbaan
  • Voter Services - Neighborhood Elections: Mary Katherine Johnson
  • Development - Sustainability: Julaine Heit
  • Hazmat/Oil Trains: Catherine Dorr


LWV Mpls employs part-time staff to ensure excellent service for members and the community. Office hours are 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday - Friday but please call ahead.

Board Advisors

LWV Mpls Board Advisors is a volunteer group that provides support and advice to the Board of Directors. Members in 2014 include:

  • Burton Cohen, Editor, Mpls/St Paul Magazine
  • Paula Goldberg, Executive Director, PACER Center
  • Robert Greenberg, Owner, 614 Company
  • Susan Greenberg, Owner, 614 Company
  • Michael Henley, CEO,Yoder Henley Development Resources
  • Joan Higinbotham, Retired, Director of Alumni Relations Carleton College
  • Peggy Lucas, Vice President, Brighton Development Corporation
  • Herman Milligan, Jr., Wells Fargo Bank
  • Robyne Robinson, Rox Minneapolis Jewelry