The function of the Observer Corps is to listen, learn and report back on factual information about proceedings of council, board, commission and advisory committees within our regional city and county government and public schools.
When attending meetings, the role of Observer Corps volunteers is simply to observe and take notes about the proceedings and outcomes and votes.
All notes from Observer Corps volunteers can be found below.
Observers assist the League in better understanding the function of our government and schools and importantly call attention to community and public policy issues the League may wish to act/testify on based on League Policy Statements found in the League Handbook.
The LWVUS Observing Your Government is a valuable resource about the function and utility of the Observer Corps program.
Park Ridge is a home rule community with authority to act independently on all legislative matters not in conflict with state laws. The city is governed by ordinances adopted by the City Council pursuant to its home rule powers. The City of Park Ridge has a Council-Mayor-City Manager form of government which combines the political leadership of elected officials with the administrative experience of a city manager.
The City Council meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public. Citizens are given an opportunity to address the City Council on agenda and non-agenda items. Learn more about the City Council here.
Maine Township is proud to serve residents in parts of Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Niles, Glenview, Morton Grove, and Rosemont. The Maine Township board meets monthly typically on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm for bill review with the regular meeting starting at 7:30 pm at the Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend any board meetings and participate according to public participation rules. A complete schedule of regular board meetings for the current fiscal year is available here.