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Annual Legislative Night

LWV Annual Legislative Night
Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00 p.m. (6:30 – refreshments)
Columbia Public Library Friends Room

Members of our State Legislative Delegation have been invited:
Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch (District 44)
Rep. Kip Kendrick (District 45)
Rep. Martha Stevens (District 46)
Rep. Chuck Basye (District 47)
Rep. Sara Walsh (District 50)
Senator Caleb Rowden (District 19)

Moderator:
David Lile of KFRU radio

Each legislator will have an opportunity to present their priorities for the 2018 State Legislative Session, followed by audience questions. After this first hour, audience members will have an opportunity to meet informally with their legislator. The event will be broadcast live over KFRU radio.

This event is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library and is free and open to the public.

Candidate/Ballot Issue Forums

Candidate and Ballot Issue Forums – Two Forums

Monday, March 21, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia  School Board Candidates and Ballot Issues

Candidates: Paul Rainsberger, James Whitt, Sarah Dubbert, Joseph Toepke, and Jan Mees
The five candidates are competing for two seats.

Dr. Peter Stiepleman, superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools will speak in favor of the Columbia Public Schools ballot issues for a 65-cent school levy increase and the no-tax-increase bond issue. If there is organized opposition to the ballot issues, the League will invite a representative to speak.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia City Council and mayoral candidates.

Third Ward candidates are Karl Skala and Tom Leuther.

Fourth Ward candidates are Ian Thomas and Daryl Dudley.

Mayoral candidates are Skip Walther and Brian Treece.

David Lile from KFRU will moderate the first forum and Renee Hulshof will moderate the second forum. KFRU will broadcast both forums live
and the Columbia Daily Tribune will have a live webcast of the events.

Both events are cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

These events are free and open to the public.

Two Events – October 20, 2015

TWO EVENTS IN ONE DAY!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

12:00 noon
Lunch & Learn
Park Sales Tax Election
at the HyVee Club Room (Nifong Store, 2nd Floor)
Featuring
Mike Griggs,
director, Columbia Parks & Recreation Dept.
He will talk about the parks sales tax extension that will be on the November 3rd ballot.

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6:30 p.m. – Columbia Public Library
Do Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Affect Human Health and the Environment?
featuring a panel of experts:

Alan Wessler, DVM, vice president of Feed Operations and Animal Health, MFA, Inc.

R. Michael Roberts, PhD, Curator’s Professor of Animal Science, UMC

Kevin Bradley, PhD, associate professor, Division of Plant Sciences, UMC

Dan Kuebler, physical therapist and local organic farmer

Robert Kremer, PhD, adjunct professor, Division of Plant Science and Department of Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences, UMC, retired from USDA Agricultural Research Service.

David Lile of KFRU radio will moderate.

This event is cosponsored by the LWV, the Columbia Public Library, and the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health

Both events are free and open to the public.