Are you interested in local government?

Join the LWVRRV Observer Corps


Did you know that there are over 20 boards & commissions under the umbrella of Fargo city government? There are 12 separate boards in Moorhead and others in West Fargo, Dilworth and Cass and Clay Counties. There are the Planning Commission, School Board, Parking Commission, Liquor Control Board and many others.

If you have a special interest in any of these facets of local government, you can be involved by being a League Observer. These agencies make decisions that concern all of us. And since many of the meetings are televised on a local cable channel, observing can often be done by watching the meeting in your home at a time that is convenient to you. By attending public meetings of various local governmental agencies, the Observer Corps keeps our elected officials aware of the league’s interest in local government. By reporting on these meetings in the LWVRRV Voter, the corps helps all league members be informed citizens.

Each observer regularly attends the public meetings of an elected or appointed government entity. An observer is a listener, not a participant, and interprets and summarizes the debates and decisions. The observer also identifies problems, proposals and actions that bear upon league program items or that might be significant in future program development and alert the league’s board. If so instructed by the president or a vice president, an observer may present a prepared, official statement on behalf of the league before the government board.

If you would like more information, please contact Carol at or follow these links to the next meetings dates!

Observer Corp form with directions (PDF File)


The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley
PO Box 295, Fargo, ND 58107

Informing the voters of West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead, & Dilworth


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