LWV Diablo Valley Observer Corps

LWV Diablo Valley Observer Corps

Are you a candidate to observe for the League? Here's a description of who might be a good observer for the League, from our LWVUS resource materials:

OBSERVERS: Serving as an observer is something that anyone can do. It is an opportunity for new or less active members to contribute to the organization’s work. It might be something that would appeal to students or new residents who are trying to learn more about their new community, or to recent retirees who have new-found free time and more flexible schedules. While there are no “qualifications” per se, ideally observers are:

• good listeners and able to summarize and “interpret” proceedings in a fair way;
• interested in local government and/or issues being discussed by the governmental body that they are observing;
• able to serve as an “ambassador” for the organization (e.g., talking about the organization with other attendees at a meeting);
• discreet and courteous;
• not working a personal or partisan agenda while serving as a League observer.

For some LWVDV Observer Corps updates and training materials, see these pages:

  • A report on the March 30, 2019 observer training
  • Observer Corps activities and reports (shown below).
Committee Contact
Contact Name: 
Carol Murota
Contact Number: 
925-283-2235
League to which this content belongs: 
Diablo Valley

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Event Date: 
Jul 31 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event location: 

Contra Costa Board of Supervisors Chambers

League members interested in the nuts and bolts of good government are welcome to attend this training on the Ralph M Brown Act (Open Meeting Act) and the Contra Costa County Sunshine Ordinance.

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Event Date: 
Jul 27 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Event location: 

Civic Park Conference Room

Our annual retreat will include a review of tools and procedures for Board members, team building and strategic planning for our League year.
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