Co-Presidents: Clarissa Bruner & Barbara Davis
Vice President: Janet Chambers
Secretary: Jane Rankin
Treasurer: Emogene Fox
Director: Linda Ahmann
Director: Vicki Briggs
Director: Christal Bruner
Director: Winnie Runge-Stribling
Director: Alice Leonatti
Nominating Committee: Linda Ahmann and Anna Mayson
Action on Planning & Zoning in Audrain County:
Linda Ahmann, Laura Worstell, Emogene Fox
Bulletin: Linda Ahmann
E-mail: Alice Leonatti
Finance Drive & Budget: Emogene Fox
Legislative Action: Clarissa Bruner
Energy & Global Warming: Vicki Briggs
Membership: Winnie Runge-Stribling
Local Study-Health: Jaye Jackson & Barbara Davis
Public Relations: Jane Rankin
Voter Service: Alice Leonatti
Webmaster & Vote411: Christal Bruner
Local positions are arrived at after study and membership agreement, they are utilized to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues.
The following are positions supported by the Mexico-Audrain LWV:
City manager form of government: improvements based on sound city planning; the city-county health unit.
Monitoring county use of revenue sharing monies; consolidation of special and common road districts; inter-governmental cooperation between city and county.
Ambulance service provided by Audrain Medical Center (SSM Audrain) or a county-wide hospital ambulance service if services are changed or discontinued
Adequately financed public schools.
Comprehensive Plan as the City of Mexico's primary planning tool for sustaining the community.
The LWV of Mexico-Audrain County believes that comprehensive planning and zoning are essential tools in maintaining our county government's responsibility in making wise decisions regarding the protection and management of public resources, and in preserving reasonable and sound balance between public and private interests in issues affecting property, public health, safety, education and environmental protect. (2002)
Recognizes the need to provide voter education on the issues of planning and zoning in Audrain County.
Believes that comprehensive planning should be established and maintained for Audrain County and that zoning is both desirable and necessary. Planning and zoning should be used as effective enforcement tools supporting all planning elements.
Supports the appointment of a temporary County Zoning Commission and/or temporary County Planning Commission, and following voter approval of county zoning and/or planning in Audrain County the establishment of a permanent County Zoning and/or Planning Commission.
Believes that the following are essential to the preparation of a county Master Comprehensive Plan: Agriculture District: LWV supports the protection of farmland from development activities; Conservation Easement; Conservation Reserve; Environmental Impact Assessment: Land Trust; Zoning; Fees and costs for review and approval of proposed developments; Impact fees to provide for the expansion and/or improvement of county owned infrastructure and the expansion of county services such as roads, schools, sewer, transportation and fire and police.