Making Democracy Work

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Annual Meeting
Place: Ramada Inn, Hancock Date: Saturday April 27 Starting Time: 11:15 sign in and order from menu.

Program 11:30 Houghton County Commissioners Roy Britz and Gretchen Janssen present "Perspectives on Public Service" Lunch and the Business meeting follow the Question and Answer period of this presentation.

Roy Britz was elected to be the County Commissioner for District 5 in the November 2018 election. He was born in Houghton County, graduated from Houghton High School and from Michigan Tech. He served for 35 years as a police officer in Houghton County, retired as Undersheriff/911 Coordinator. At present he is the Deputy Chief of Police/Emergency Management with Michigan Tech Public Safety. He is married, has four children and ten grandchildren.

Gretchen Janssen was appointed County Commissioner for District 4 when that position was vacated in June 2018. She subsequently was elected to the position in the November 2018 election. She grew up in Houghton, graduated from Houghton High School, earned a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State and a Master's Degree in Education from Boston University. She lived abroad for seven years, before returning to Houghton. She worked for the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home and Michigan Tech before becoming a Realtor in 2000. She is able to continue her career in real estate sales while serving the people of Houghton County as a Commissioner.

====================================================================== May 7, 2019 - Upcoming Elections - Millage Issues

Baraga County

Arvon Township
Houghton County

Adams Township
Elm River Township
Hancock Public Schools Millage for
Quincy Township
Here is more information on the millages.


Here is the presention that Valorie Troesch gave on the Open Meetings Act (OMA) on March 12th. OMA presentation.

Here are some short videos about the League
We are the League of Women Voters
2018 LWV Convention: Creating a More Perfect Democracy
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.