Leadership Committee

LWV of the Princeton Area Leadership Committee

Term of Office June 2020 - June 2021

Our League includes the communities of Kendall Park, Montgomery, Plainsboro, Princeton, Rocky Hill, South Brunswick, and West Windsor.

Business Meeting Schedule:

Most meetings will be in-person from 7-9 PM at the West Windsor Public Library located at 333 North Post Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.

Some meetings may be virtual, as needed.

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020: Sandy Smith;

Welcome new members; focus on Voter Service for Nov. election

  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020: leader TBD;

Recap of voter service activities and plan for rest of year

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021: Jennifer Howard;

LWVNJ Program Planning

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021: Sandy Smith;

Plan for next year

Members and Roles of the Leadership Committee (LC)

    • Jennifer Howard: Advocacy Team; Convener/Spokesperson; Facebook page Administrator

    • Ellen Kemp: Directory and Email List Coordinator; Treasurer

    • Kathleen Moriarty: Membership and Youth Outreach Coordinator

    • Jeanne Nitzberg: Voter Service Team

    • Chrystal Schivell: Secretary; Voter Service Team

    • Sandy Shapiro: Advocacy Team; Webmaster

    • Sandy Smith: Advocacy Team; Convener/Spokesperson; Voter Service Team

Description of Roles

Advocacy Team: Jennifer Howard, Lee Forbes, Sandy Shapiro, and Sandy Smith

    • Keeps list of local League positions

    • Mentors members new to advocacy

    • Distributes information about LWVNJ and LWVUS advocacy campaigns

    • Handles letters to the editor and other action items for the LWVNJ standing committees

      • Education -- Jennifer Howard

      • Fiscal Policy

      • Government

      • Immigration

      • Natural Resources -- Sandy Shapiro

      • Women and Family Issues -- Sandy Smith

      • Young People's Network

Convener/Spokesperson: Jennifer Howard and Sandy Smith

    • For business meetings: Develops and issues agenda; identifies issues for discussion; presides at meetings

    • Speaks for the League in community

Directory and Email List Coordinator: Ellen Kemp

    • Maintains a member directory and email list

    • Along with other members of the Leadership Committee, issues email communications to members

    • Books rooms for business meetings


League members will volunteer to support events, including:

  • Booking venue and coordinating refreshments, invitations

  • Liaison with other local Leagues, to coordinate event when possible

  • Finding a speaker as needed

  • Providing handouts or other materials

Membership: Kathleen Moriarty and all League members

  • Builds the League by inviting others to join

  • Welcomes and involves new members, and orients them to League practices

  • Incorporates membership recruitment into League events


    • Promotes League visibility by advertising our activities and events, and building partnerships with local organizations to establish our League as a commit resource.

    • Develops plan to approach students about volunteering

    • Maintains an up-to-date Facebook page (Jennifer)

Secretary: Chrystal Schivell

  • Keeps minutes of meetings and prepares meeting reports

  • Coordinates with webmaster to prepare Vertical Response newsletters and webpage updates

Treasurer: Ellen Kemp

    • Develops budget and manages League funds

    • Has authority to write checks and access all financial accounts

    • Oversees dues payment and renewals

    • Maintains membership roster for LWVUS

Voter Service Team: Chrystal Schivell, Jeanne Nitzberg, and Sandy Smith

    • Coordinates activities related to voter service, including forums (Chrystal), voter registration (Sandy), and preparation of Voters' Guides on Vote411.org (Chrystal)

    • Coordinates activities for Get Out the Vote, GOTV (Jeanne)

    • Guides and supports Voter Service volunteers

    • Coordinates Speakers' Bureau (Sandy)

Webmaster: Sandy Shapiro

    • Maintains an up-to-date website

    • Coordinates website content to include meeting reports and announcements

    • Formats reports into Vertical Response email communication