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Observer Corps

Here you can read reports of official LWV observers from local governmental body meetings . 

Thinking about becoming part of our Observer Corps? This Resource Guide will give you more insight about the Corps. 


District 64

 District 64 is governed by a Board of Education consisting of seven members.  

The School Board employs and evaluates the Superintendent and holds him or her responsible for the operation of the District in accordance with Board goals, policies and State and federal law. The Board considers the recommendations of the Superintendent as the District’s Chief Executive Officer. The Board adopts policies necessary to provide general direction for the District and to encourage achievement of District goals. The Superintendent develops plans, programs, and procedures needed to implement the policies and directs the District’s operations.

The Board welcomes communications from the community.  Staff members, parents and community members should submit questions or communications for the Board's consideration to the Superintendent.

Maine Township

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

Park Ridge City Council

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

Park Ridge Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Task Forces

Park Ridge League of Women Voters will attend sessions of these bodies as able and/or as requested by the community.