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Mt. Washington Valley

LWVNH Mt Washington Valley unit: news, publications, observer corps reports

Contact Your Elected Officials

Brand new for 2019-2020. Download the "Contact Your Elected Officials" brochure for the Mt. Washington Valley. Includes state representatives and senator, Governor, Congress, and President. Also lists town websites, town clerk phone numbers and hours. click here for the pdf.

Upcoming meetings/programs

"Iron Jawed Angels" film, free and open to the public, October 8 at noon at the North Conway Library. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish. Hosted by LWVNH-Mt Washington Valley unit. This film tells the story of the later stages of the women's suffrage movement, including scenes of violence against some of the suffragists. Not for children.

Suffrage and the Origins of the League of Women Voters. Presentation using historic photos about the long road to woman suffrage, including the key role played by the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the precursor of the League of Women Voters. Free and open to the public as a kick-off event to the centennial of the 19th Amendment and the LWV.

Conway Library, Hamm Room, October 29, 2019, 7 pm Free and open to the public.

Annual meeting April 30, 2019. The Gibson Center, North Conway.

Discussion topic will be The NH State Plan on Aging. This is in conjunction with the Gibson Center's event, which will include public input.

See the Spring 2019 newsletter on the MWV webpage for more details. http://lwvnh.org/MWV.html

The Gibson Center has been chosen as one of four locations in the state to host a Public Comment forum for the draft State Plan on Aging. This is our opportunity to again influence the direction of the 4-year plan that will help to guide the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services in our state's efforts to understand, serve, support and celebrate older adults across the State. Outreach summaries, goals and objectives, as well as priority sections of the State Plan will be posted by April 2nd on the BEAS website https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/ .

Here is the draft of the state plan on aging: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/documents/spoa-prelim-draft-nar.pdf

Here is the appendix to above draft: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/documents/spoa-prelim-draft-app.pdf

In the plan, the detailed strategies are listed on pages 23-30.

Here are the minutes of the April 30 2019 meeting.

Report of the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. The Honorable Karen Umberger, former state representative from Carroll county district 2, longtime member of the House Finance Committee and chair of the Education Funding and Adequacy Study Committee for the past two years, talked about school funding. Click here for the meeting report.

Register and Vote in NH

Visit our Elections page for fliers and information about registering to vote and voting in NH. Election law changes from time to time. We try to keep our information current. Your town or city clerk will be able to answer any questions you have.

Click here for a 2-page pdf flier explaining voter registration and voting in 2019 and the 2020 Presidential Primary.

High school and college students: here is a brochure just for you.

When you vote, you will be asked for a photo ID. If you don't have one, you will still be allowed to vote. This explains your options to prove your identity.

Absentee ballot applications are available several weeks before an election, at your town clerk's office for local elections and for state/federal elections on the Secretary of State's website: http://sos.nh.gov/ElecForms2.aspx

Newsletters & Publications

Spring 2019

Winter (January) 2019

Brochure, How to Contact Your Local Elected Officials for the Mt. Washington Valley towns. Click here for the pdf.

Observer Corps - Bartlett NH

Selectboard meeting report Jan. 14, 2019. Click here for the pdf.

Selectboard mtg report for Sept. 24, 2018 meeting. Click here for the pdf.

Selectboard mtg report Oct. 1, 2018 Click here for the pdf.

Selectboard mtg report Oct. 15, 2018 Click here for the pdf.

Selectboard mtg report Oct. 22, 2018 Click here for the pdf.

Selectboard mtg report Nov. 5, 2018 (text indicates 11/15, but that is likely a typo and correct date should be 11/5/18) Click here for the pdf.

Selectboard mtg report Nov. 19, 2018 Click here for the pdf.

Selectboard mtg report Nov. 26, 2018 Click here for the pdf.