Standing committees meet throughout the year.
Coordinator: Mary Jo Bryan
Chair: Michelle Famula, MD
The Healthcare Committee is an active, ongoing group that meets regularly (every other Wednesday 7:00PM-8:00PM) to stay up to date on developments in County, State and Federal Healthcare policy and legislation. The committee identifies and explores public policy, industry practices and legislative regulations that impact local community access to care.
The committee works with the Board of Directors and State and National Leagues to educate voters regarding important healthcare issues and positions taken by candidates and advocacy groups, and to promote League health system reform positions.
We welcome members interested in helping to create an educated electorate that is prepared to vote for healthcare reform that supports quality patient care access and promotes community health.
Chair: Open Position
The Housing Committee focuses on housing, homelessness and land use issues, to understand how housing accessibility and affordability impact our local community, our diverse populations and the environment. The committee meets with county and city officials, industry representatives and local advocates educate our membership and voters current state and local housing requirements, understand local issues, and stay abreast of local general plan efforts. We also collaborate with the State League of Women Voters on housing and homelessness issues. In 2019-20, the Housing Committee convened three educational forums on planning, housing and land use.
Coordinator: Komal Hak
This committee aims to put the community first by starting conversations and providing education on the racial barriers, structural inequities and lack of representation that are present in the community.
We envision a future of developing programs that give voice to those who have been given a seat at the table, advocacy and collaborations with other groups within our community that are also doing work toward the mutual goal of community improvement.
The group is nonpartisan and accepts members from all groups, even those who typically might not be found on a social justice committee. We recognize that differing views and experiences could be a challenge but the goal of the committee is to help members work towards building a healthy, equitable and happy community.
Please consider becoming a member of our new Social Justice Committee.
Chair: Judy Higgerson
The Voter Registration Committee is a dynamic and vital function of the Davis Area League of Women Voters. The committee coordinates with the Board of Directors and Voter Services Committee to inform, educate, and register voters. In the near future, the committee will be collaborating with the Yolo County Elections Department to promote Vote by Mail.
Your interest and enthusiasm are welcomed! Please contact Judy Higgerson for meeting dates and times.
Chair: Bob Fung
The Voter Service committee was especially active during the November 2020 Election. The committee inform voters on election matters in a nonpartisan manner. The committee sponsors candidate forums and develops pro/con presentations for ballot measures. Our committee has a close working relationship with the Voter Registration committee.
We need your help! We usually meet every other Wednesday from 3:00PM to 4:00PM (subject to change).
Chair: Nicki Neff
Observer Corps members monitor key local government bodies as non-partisan citizen observers. Through regular attendance at public meetings (e.g., City Council), they learn about the functions, jurisdiction and operations of the agencies, and become familiar with local issues. For each meeting they attend, observers file an observer report using an easy to use report template. Their reports keep League members up to date on key issues, and their presence at meetings, remind public officials that citizens are committed to participation in and transparency of their government.
Please consider becoming a member of our new Observer Corp.
If not listed below please stipulate and attend a public meeting that is relevant to a League-specific issue or interest.