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.
Our water is in trouble and we are all in the same boat. We need clean water for drinking and industry, and healthy eco- systems to support the life around us. It is time for us all to jump in, learn about what can be done, and get going on doing it!
In January 2017, the Galena Rotary partnered with the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County to hold a day-long conference at entitled “Water, We're all in the Same Boat” as part of the 30th Annual Galena Rotary Roundtable. National and state speakers described water quality issues and solutions, leading to action. Regional workshop presenters shared the plans, policies and practices for successful water resource management in northwest Illinois' Apple Plum Watershed.
Video of this conference is available HERE. View individual sessions by clicking on the Chapter number below: