Observer Corps

The Observer Corps protects and strengthens the citizen’s right to know, and The League promotes this nonpartisan effort to enlighten and empower individuals to play an active role in their government at all levels and give them access to information that makes their lives better and their communities stronger.

We currently have 10 LWV members in our Observer Corps, and we are following 11 local governmental entities. Our goals are to provide the LWV and the public with information about their local government and to ensure that local government is aware of public interest and scrutiny regarding their efforts on our behalf.

For more information on Observer Programs see the Observing Your Government in Action Protecting Your Right to Know A Resource Guide

To learn more about Observer Corps activities or to volunteer, Contact Us

Learn more about your local government and take an active role by joining the League of Women Voters’ Observer Corps.

The League of Women Voters’ Observer Corps Volunteers meet to discuss their observations from the Marquette City Commission, Marquette County Board, MarqTran, Board of Light and Power, Sands Township and Marquette Area Public School Board meetings

Past Events & Activities

Sunshine Week 2018

Sunshine Week is designed to highlight open government and freedom of information at the local, state and federal levels.March 11-17, 2018 was Sunshine Week! March 11-17th 2018 was Sunshine Week.

“The League of Women Voters of Delta County, Marquette County Unit is celebrating Sunshine Week during March 11-17,” said David Allen of the Marquette Unit. The League has supported Sunshine Week since its inception in 2005 as a way to highlight the importance of open government and freedom of information.

Allen added, “When I managed environmental litigation for the federal government, I was responsible for classifying documents and maintaining a public reading room, which is how I learned about the critical need for government transparency and an engaged public. As the coordinator of the League’s Observer Corps in Marquette, I’m thrilled to continue striving for an informed public that engages local government thoughtfully and effectively.”

“Sunshine,” or openness in government, refers to two distinct areas: access to public records and access to public meetings. Every day, people have the right to know what actions their government is taking by attending public meetings and accessing public documents.