Observer Corp

Observer Corp

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LWV ABC began an Observer Corps to understand how the Anoka County Board of Commissioners works, inform the community, and make knowledgeable requests for changes. The Observer Corps comprises league and community volunteers who observe specific meetings. During the meetings, observers complete evaluation forms detailing specific criteria. The forms are used to create a report of county actions and procedures and recommend meeting protocol changes. 

LWV ABC is seeking members who are interested in observing other local meetings such as city councils, local boards, school district meetings, etc.

 

Anoka County Board of Commissioners 2019 

Letter to County Commissioners Expressing Concern with the Lack of Open Process for Appointment of the County Administrator 

Long-time Anoka County Administrator Jerry Soma is retiring, effective May 1, 2019. The County Board will be considering two competing resolutions at their March 26 meeting. The first initiates a low-key internal search for candidates, the second appoints current County Board Chair Rhonda Sivarajah to the post. This letter provides LWV ABC's position on this process.

PDF iconMarch 22, 2019 Letter to County Commissioner

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Anoka County Board of Commissioners 2017

Summary of Meeting with Anoka County Staff and Commissioners 

LWV ABC members met with Jerry Soma, Anoka County Administrator, on October 31, 2017 and continues to work with the county to address the issues noted in the letter of August 29, 2017.

PDF iconOctober 2017 Summary of Meeting with Anoka County Staff

Letter to Anoka County Board of Commissioners Concerning Transparency in Decision Making 

After two years of observations, LWV ABC sent the following letter to the Anoka County Commissioners: 

PDF iconAugust 29, 2017 Letter to County Commissioner Letter 

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Other Local Government Meetings

While LWV ABC continues to observe Anoka County Board meetings, we are asking members who are interested in observing local meetings such as city councils, local boards, school district meetings, etc. to join the observer corps and to report back to LWV ABC on your observations.
 

Send an email to lwvabc [at] gmail.com and we will provide the training to be an impartial observer.

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Observer Corps Meeting Report Form 

Observer Corps members who attend a local meeting, please use the LWV ABC Observer Corps Report Form to report what you saw.

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Observer Corp Handbook

PDF iconObserver Corp Handbook 2020

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