League of Women Voters®of Northern Nevada

About Us


Established in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a highly respected citizens’ organization that researches issues from many points of view and takes action on issues affecting our families and communities. Our members are men and women who want to make a difference.

·                The League is nonpartisan; we do not support or oppose candidates

·                The League does take a stand on critical issues

·                The League works to inform and mobilize people to vote and to take action

·                Membership is open to all citizens of voting age – women and men – young and old

Every national League position is based on nationwide study and consensus among members. In the consensus process, members draw on balanced pro/con materials. Once a position is reached, the League marshals all of its tools to influence the shape of public policy.

The LWV has been active in Nevada since 1948 when the Reno League was formed as a provisional organization. In the early 50s, they were joined by Carson City, Elko, Ely, Lovelock, Wells, and Winnemucca. In 1958 the local leagues were incorporated under a new state organization which allowed them to petition for full status. Although some of those organizations have disappeared in Northern Nevada, the Northern Nevada League still has members in Carson City and Reno.


The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada (LWVNN) is a local league that is an integral part of the League of Women Voters of Nevada (LWVNV) and the League of Women Voters of the United States of America (LWVUS).

Any person who subscribes to the purposes and policy of the League shall be eligible for membership.

Meetings of the Board of Directors are usually held on the second Tuesday of every other month. At each meeting the Board designates the time and place of the next meeting and it is reported in the minutes of the meeting. Click on the “Contact us” tab to get in touch with LWVNN if more information is desired about Board meetings.



League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada

Board of Directors


Nancy Scott - President 
Peggy Twedt - Vice President
Treasurer - Mary Liveratti
Jean Spell - Secretary
Jean Laird- Programs & Voter Services
Abigail Johnson - Publicity/Social Media
Deidre Peterson - Membership
Jan Browne- Director
Rosemary French- Director
Catherine Cunningham - Director
Lea Cartwright- Director
Valerie Friskey- Director