League of Women Voters (R)
League of Women Voters (R)
League of Women Voters of Athens County (Ohio)
League of Women Voters of Athens County (Ohio)

Our Mission

The core mission of the League of Women Voters of Athens County (LWVAC) is to provide local voter services. We are a non-partisan, issue-oriented organization committed to registering people to vote and to inform voters about candidates and issues. We partner with the Athens Messenger to produce the the Voter Guide, which is printed and distributed countywide, as well as being available on our website. Visit www.vote411.org for more information.


The LWVAC also sponsors candidate forums and town hall meetings to give voters the opportunity to learn about the candidates and the issues that would appear on the ballot. The focus of LWVAC includes concerns of local impact, as well as issues designated by LWVOhio and LWVUS, with the goal of sharing information with the public in order to promote informed voting.


Please click the pdf link below to read a statement on the history of the League, written by LWVAC member Katherine Jellison as part of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee. The letter was adopted by the LWVAC Board of Directors in July 2023 as an official statement from our League.

LWVAC statement of LWV history
LWVAC statement on LWV history.pdf
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The Board


  • Adriane Mohlenkamp
  • Debbie Schmieding

Vice President:

  • Helen King


  • Ceil Weldon


  • [unfilled]


  • Lauren Borovicka
  • Mary Costello
  • Marsha Dutton
  • John Howell
  • Suzanne Howell
  • Sharon Huge
  • Billie Kariher


Voter Services:

The Voter Services Committee is actively involved in registering new voters and providing information to help them make educated and informed decisions in the voting booth. This committee also sponsors public forums where candidates share their thoughts about the issues of concern to voters in their constituency.

  • Adriane Mohlenkamp: Chair, Voter Guide Committee
  • Leslie Flemming: Chair, Forum Committee
  • Adriane Mohlenkamp: Chair, Voter Registration Committee


The Nominating Committee does just that: proposes nominees for offices and board at each annual meeting.

  • Gillian Berchowitz, Chair


League is always in search of new members–of all genders!–to strengthen the organization. Come help this committee work to provide new members and new leadership.

  • Helen King, Chair


This committee plans the programs for public and for League members for the year and makes recommendations to the Board.

  • Mary Costello, Chair


  • Cecelia Weldon

Membership Booklet:

  • Beverly Flanigan

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Debbie Schmieding, Chair

Monetary Policy Study

  • John Howell, Chair

Social Media/Website

  • Adriane Mohlenkamp and Laura O'Neil
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