The Economic and Social Impact of Covid in Columbia

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
On Zoom

Guest Speakers

Steve Hollis, Human Services Manager for the Columbia/Boone County Health Department
and Alan Spell, MU Assistant Extension Professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences.

Since early 2020, our lives have been changed by COVID-19. The pandemic hasn’t just affected our health and how we conduct our lives, but also our local economy. At this virtual presentation, learn about these impacts and possible ways to help Mid-Missouri’s economy recover. Co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

Please register to receive a Zoom link.


New Member Welcome

New Member Welcome
Saturday, January 9, 2021
10:00 a.m. on Zoom

For new members and others who want to learn more about how the LWV operates.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Just by being a member you make a difference!. Your membership supports actions at national, state and local level to educate voters, monitor legislation and address important public policy issues. That is important and should reassure all members they are part of the action.

The Member Welcome can help you learn how you can find your niche to make more impact. If you want to be more involved you can sign up to receive action legislative alerts on your computer. Many of our members have a particular issue for which they have passion and use the League of Women Voters US resources to do research, monitor legislative action on national or state levels and find ways to make an impact. Others have time to serve on committees to help plan programs and action and conduct the work of our local League.

For 100 years, members have found that involvement in the League has led them to a better understanding of public policy issues and helped them be more active citizens. Many have found personal growth in working with others interested in public policy, and sharpened their skills in leadership, management, communication and public speaking.

–Meredith Donaldson
LWVCBC Membership Chair


League Presents Awards Given in Recognition of Great Work

Outstanding Citizen(s) Award for 2020

The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County presented its Outstanding Citizen Award for 2020 to two people this year: to Stephanie Browning, director of the Columbia/Boone County Public Health Department and Scott Clardy, assistant director, in recognition of their outstanding leadership and exhaustive efforts toward making our community safe in the face of a one hundred year pandemic.

Liz Schmidt Community Service Award for 2020

The League presented the Liz Schmidt Community Service Award for 2020 to the “Vote Team Boone and the Boone County Clerk’s Office”, in recognition of the outstanding and new and creative ways that, under the direction of Brianna Lennon, County Clerk, were used to make sure everyone could vote safely and securely in the November 3, 2020 election. This was in the face of a one hundred year pandemic and complicated changes in the Missouri election law.

The Awards were presented at the recent “virtual” Founders Day Event of the League on December 11, 2020.

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Three Events This Week!

Lunch & Learn – The Americans With Disabilities Act at 30
Tuesday, December 08 › Noon-1 p.m. 
Live event via Zoom

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Columbia Disabilities Commission members Rene Powell, John Bowders and Lydia Olmsted will present information about the current state of the ADA. Co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library. Register to receive a Zoom link for this online event.

Fact, Opinion or Misinformation
Thursday, December 10 › Noon-1 p.m. 
Live event via Zoom

Social media is now many Americans’ number one news source; however, some of the information you’ll find there is false, misleading or even digitally altered. During this virtual seminar, we’ll teach you strategies for becoming a savvy user of digital media in the 21st century. Co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library. Register to get a link to this Zoom event.

LWVCBC Founders Day Event
Friday, December 11, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Live event via Zoom

Join us for this celebration of our 101st anniversary! Enjoy a glass of wine or other refreshment and toast our anniversary! At this event, we will present our Outstanding Citizen(s) Award to Stephanie Browning and Scott Clardy for their leadership in the face of this historic pandemic. We will also honor “The Vote Boone Team & Boone County Clerk’s Office” with our Liz Schmidt Community Service Award.

The program will also provide an opportunity to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Boone County. We will share two videos prepared by the Boone County Bicentennial Committee and guest speaker David Sapp, local historian, will tell the story of “Whose Backs are We Standing On Now?” Please register in advance using the link below.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 11, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.