Columbia Historic Preservation

“Historic Preservation in Columbia”
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

Guest Speaker
Pat Fowler
Columbia Historic Preservation Commission


 Pat will speak on the work of the Commission and the city-wide Preservation Plan that is under development. Part of the Commission’s mission is to foster and encourage preservation, and to restore and rehabilitate structures, areas and neighborhoods.

Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase snacks at the library kiosk.

Bonded Justice

“Bonded Justice, Race, Class, Gender and Suffrage”
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
 7:00 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library – Friends Room

Guest Speaker
Professor April Langley
Chair of Black Studies and Associate Professor of English
at the University of Missouri.


This program will focus on the role of Black women in the struggle for suffrage. The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County, the Columbia chapter of the NAACP and the Columbia Public Library are cosponsoring this event.

This is one of several local programs in this year commemorating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment to give historical context to the struggle for voting rights and remind citizens of the importance of voting in our Democracy.

This event is free and open to the public.

Spotlight on the 2020 Census

The Census – Past and Present: Information and Issues
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:00 noon
Columbia Public Library

Guest speakers
 Bill Elder and John Blodgett

Formerly from the Office of Social, Economic and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA)
at the University of Missouri
for the Missouri State Census Data Center.

The U. S. Constitution requires a census of the people every ten years. The L&L noon-time program will address the importance of the data collected and how critical accurate information is to determine federal funding and legislative districts.

Feel free to bring a lunch and join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library.

Women Judges: Women’s Role in Justice

 “Women Judges: Women’s Role in Justice”
The Fifth Holly Burgess Public Policy Forum
Celebrating National Constitution Day
Monday, September 30, 2019
7:00 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)
 Columbia Public Library, Friends Room


Judge Ann Covington
Judge Ellen Roper
Judge Christine Carpenter
Judge Casey Clevenger

Moderator: David Lile, KFRU

Event sponsors:
American Association of University Women – Columbia Branch (AAUW)
League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County (LWV)
Daniel Boone Regional Library (Columbia Public Library

Now retired, Ann Covington was the first woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. Ellen Roper was Circuit Court Judge for 28 years and served as a special judge on the Missouri Supreme Court and Missouri Court of Appeals Western District. Christine Carpenter served on the 13th Judicial Circuit Court for 18 years and has been a leader in both Missouri and the U.S. in the field of recovery courts. Casey Clevenger oversees four treatment courts in Boone and two courts in Callaway County.

This forum honors the memory of Holly Burgess, a member of both LWV and AAUW, who was particularly interested in public policy issues.

The event is free and open to the public.

League of Women Voters
Columbia-Boone County