Donna Lauffer has been an active member of League of Women Voters of Johnson County, Kansas, since 1987. After moving to Overland Park, KS, in 1986, Donna wanted to become familiar with her new city home and volunteered as a League Observer. She has been active in the League ever since. In 2011, Donna retired as the Director of the Johnson County Library after 32 years. She was instrumental in developing civic engagement in the library system. She established the Lauffer Civic Engagement Fund in the library foundation to continue this civic work.
Donna served as President of the LWV Johnson County from 1994-1995 and LWV Kansas President 1998-2000. She served on the LWVUS Board 2006-2008. Recently, she has been a MLD coach to the Leavenworth County MAL unit that was recognized by the LWVUS board as a full-fledged LWV local league and has been a Ruth S. Shur Fellow since 2013. Donna and husband Russ are enjoying more time with their grandchildren Katie, Madison, and Nicholas. Donna is also active in Kansas City Consensus, a public policy non- profit in Kansas City area that encourages citizen participation in public policy and issues.