Independent League Organizations
Visit the website of each of our ILO's:
First, what is an ILO?
Inter-League Organizations (ILO) are comprised of local Leagues within a county, metropolitan area or region that form to address county, metropolitan or regional governmental issues. An ILO may also operate under the Natural Resources positions of the LWV.
ILOs adopt bylaws, hold annual or biennial conventions at which all Leagues in the ILO are represented, elect officers and directors, choose program, and approve a budget. ILOs are formally recognized by the LWVUS Board and are entitled to send one voting delegate to LWVUS conventions.
ILOs are established because their members recognize the need to work together at the regional level to most effectively and responsibly solve problems that transcend political boundaries.
LWV's newest ILO, the League of Women Voters Upper Mississippi River Region officially came into existence on October 24, 2015. Its mission is to advocate on environmental issues involving the Mississippi River Region.
Click here to read about why leagues from IA, IL, MN and WI got together to start the Upper Mississippi River Region ILO.
What's next for LWV UMMRR (aka the "Ummer" for short)? With the board and bylaws in place, a sufficient number of local LWVs (57) committed to joining, and the approval of the four state LWVs; the applications for official recognition by the LWVUS and incorporation as a not for profit corporation are being submitted. Watch for the LWV-UMRR ILO website to be launched soon. Meanwhile, please visit their Facebook page. .