League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

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The League of Women Voters of Charlottesville and Albemarle County was founded in 1946 [citation needed] to encourage public participation in all levels of government. The organization is non-partisan and has never endorsed or supported a candidate for public office. However, the group has taken political positions through the years.


In September 2012, the League of Women Voters of Charlottesville and Albemarle officially merged with the Fluvanna County League of Women Voters. The group is now known as the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area. It encompasses the entire geographic area of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District: the City of Charlottesville, as well as Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County and Nelson County.[1]


Membership is open to individuals at a cost of $55 per year. Members receive a yearly "Membership Handbook" which lists Board of Directors, Calendar of Events, and history and principles of the League of Women Voters. Local activities include education and support of local, state, and national League positions on many social and governmental issues; candidate forums during local election cycle; and voter registration. Members and public are invited to monthly Sunday Seminars. Active Committees include: International Relations/Federal Government; Natural Resources; Firearms Safety Task Force; and Justice Reform.

Mission statement

"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."

Board of Directors



The Charlottesville League of Women Voters called upon local organizations to form a council of social agencies. This prompted a survey of social work conducted by the Virginia Department of Public Welfare. [2]


The LWV held a series a forums throughout the decade to highlight the importance of water to the community. These were named after Treva Cromwell, a woman active in the LWV's Natural Resources Committee who would later serve seven years on the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority. [3]


  1. Web. League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area, Daily Progress, Media General, September 19, 2012, retrieved October 15, 2022.
  2. Web. Social Work Survey By State Department, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, October 15, 1928, retrieved October 15, 2022. Print. October 15, 1928 page 2.
  3. Web. Experts answer questions about groundwater in Albemarle County, Sean Tubbs, Podcast and blog post, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 28, 2007, retrieved July 8, 2024.

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