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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of individuals in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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Coming Soon!!

LWVSLO Moderates Discussion about Homeless Center in SLO

Can citizens of San Luis Obispo County agree about a Homeless Center?

  • Who will it serve?
  • Where will it be?
  • What will it look like?
  • How will it be paid for?
  • What services will be provided?

On Friday, May 9, 2014 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the SLO Public Library, 995 Palm Street in SLO, a panel of experts will answer all of these questions and more. Laurel Weir of County Social Services, Dee Torres of CAPSLO, John Spatafore of the Homeless Foundation, and Bill Thoma, local business leader, will be there to present the latest information on the center and answer questions from the public.

What Have We Done Lately?

LWVSLO Hears Social Media Specialist

Whitney Diaz, currently the Digital Brand Strategist at Verdin, was the featured speaker at the League of Women Voters Salon Series presentation on Saturday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room of Union Bank. Ms. Diaz discussed how to harness the power of social media for yourself, your family, your favorite organization, or your business to build an engaging online community and maintain personal security and privacy.

The Tribune selected Ms. Diaz last month as one of the Top 20 Under 40 in San Luis Obispo County. She met The Tribune's criteria: ". . . young women and men under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence in their professions and commitment to community service." Discussing her approach to social media, Ms. Diaz explains, "Digital media can often be a scary prospect for some people, but it's my job to help clients overcome those fears, and make sure they or their brand is well-represented in the digital space."

The Salon Series is a service of the League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County providing learning opportunities for League members and the public. The presentation was FREE and open to the public.