Archive of Rochester League Program Recordings

  • May 20, 2021 - watch the recorded virtual session!
    Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters Rochester
    In place of our traditional spring brunch, this special meeting was held via Zoom. Long-time LWVR members Jane Callahan and Amy Caucutt reflected on local community leaders featured in the League's book Taking The Lead: Rochester Women In Public Policy, 1970-1990, which remains available for a $20 donation, plus postage.

  • April 14, 2021 - watch the recorded virtual session!
    Know Your Local Government: Rochester School District
    A panel presentation by District officials:
    John Carlson, Executive Director of Finance for Rochester Public Schools
    Julie Workman, ISD535 School Board, Treasurer
    Karen MacLaughlin, ISD535 School Board, Director
    Yasmin Ali, Mayo High School junior, student activist, Director of Public Relations for the Rochester Community Initiative

  • March 25, 2021 - watch the recorded virtual session!
    Know Your Local Government: Olmsted County
    A panel presentation by County officials:
    Heidi Welsch, Olmsted County Administrator
    Stephanie Podulke, Olmsted County Commission Chair
    Sheila Kiscaden, Olmsted County Commissioner, former MN State Senator
    Shikha Kumar, Rochester-Olmsted Youth Commissioner

  • March 18, 2021 - watch the recorded virtual session!
    Know Your Local Government: City of Rochester
    To join the meeting, use this Zoom link
    A panel presentation by City officials:
    Alison Zelms, recently hired City Administrator for Rochester
    Brooke Carlson, newly elected City Council President
    Nick Campion, 3rd Ward Council Member since 2014
    Sarah Strauss, John Marshall High School senior, executive member of Rochester/Olmsted County Youth Commission, and youth representative on the Rochester Library Board

  • February 18, 2021 - watch the recorded virtual session!
    What is Redistricting and Why You Should Care?
    Paul Huffman is the Redistricting Coordinator for the LWV Minnesota provides resources, tools, and information for this important process that occurs every 10 years following the census. Review Paul's slides
    Phil Wheeler is the former head of the Rochester-Olmsted County Planning Department (1990 -2013) and oversaw redistricting of the city of Rochester and Olmsted County after the past three censuses, provides a local perspective.
    Phil's slides
    view the
    resources handout from the LWV Minnesota

  • January 14, 2021 - watch the recorded virtual session!
    Election 2020 and the Challenges Ahead - A virtual town hall
    - Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
    - Kim Norton, Mayor of Rochester