Making Democracy Work

About the League

What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history?

What We Do

See this background about the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and our 2017-18 program. Back to League 2017

We are organized as shown here to achieve our goals. Click here to see a larger version of this diagram. Take a look at this for more information.

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/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 the 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.

Our Vision, Beliefs, and Intentions guide our activities.

Officers and Board of Directors


Cynthia Stewart, President,, 2017-2019

Charlene Franz, First Vice President,, 2017-2019

Jacki Skaught, Second Vice President,, 2018-2020

Julie Offner, Secretary,, 2017-2019

Sharon Peace-Doane, Treasurer,, 2018-2020


Judy Payne, Education Fund Treasurer,, 2017-2019

Nancy Dahl,, 2018-2020

Susan Eidenschink,, 2018-2019

Nancy Howe,, 2018-2019

Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow,, 2017-2019

Roxanne Miles,, 2017-2019

Christie Perkins,, 2018-2020

Ginny Peterson,, 2018-2020

Julio Quan,, 2018-2020

Ned Witting,, 2017-2019

Our Committees

League members are encouraged to join one of our operating committees and engage in the work of our League. See the list of committees here. To join, notify League President Ruth Ann Hatchett,, and let her know which committee you are interested in.

Member Handbook

This handbook, published annually, provides valuable information to members, including LWVT-PC bylaws, local positions, and more.

Member Handbook

2019 LWVWA Convention - Tacoma - June 6-9, 2019

To make a nomination for the 2019 Good Citizen award that will be presented at the 2019 LWVWA Convention, submit this form to Ruth Ann Hatchett,, by March 15: Nomination Form.