In honor of 95 years of Making Democracy Work®, LWVVUS staff members are sharing stories about their work with the League.
Vicky Harian Strella, Convention and Council Planner
Years at LWVUS, other positions held:
Three years as Convention and Council Planner. I previously served as the presidential debates director in the 1980s.
I care about the League’s work because:
It has a long and successful record of Making Democracy Work®!
My favorite experiences with the League:
Managing the presidential debates was a fascinating opportunity to combine my interest in political communications with my respect for the League’s historic role in elections nationwide.
Being a part of the Convention and Council planning team, I value meeting new members and leaders as well as being part of efforts to strengthen our organization’s mission and ability to meet future challenges.
The most inspiring thing I’ve learned from the League and its members is:
The importance of tenacity and keeping your eyes on the prize!
In 2015 and beyond, I look forward to:
Working to build an innovative, exciting Convention next year in Washington, D.C., and supporting the League as it adapts to changes in civic engagement and remains relevant and strong well into its second century.
The League of Women Voters is celebrating 95 years of Making Democracy Work® at every level of government. In 1920, the League was founded as an outgrowth of the movement that secured women the right to vote to help new voters engage with their government. Today, the League empowers all voters to improve their local, state and national government. Learn more about the League of Women Voters and join our celebration!