About Us

A league of women voters to finish the fight and aid in the reconstruction of the nation.

Carrie Chapman Catt - Founder, League of Women Voters

Who We Are

League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago on February 14, 1920, six months before the 19th amendment to the Constitution was ratified. The League of Women Voters of Naperville was founded in 1956.Any person 16 years or older, male or female, may join the League. The League of Women Voters is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. 

We Are Proud to Be Nonpartisan AND Political.

The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government. The League works to influence public policy through citizen education and advocacy. The League participates in League of Women Voters of Illinois and League of Women Voters of the US policy positions.

What We Do

We register voters, conduct candidate forums and debates, publish an online voter guide, hold mock elections in the high schools, and so much more! See our full list below. League members choose which public policy issues will be targeted for action by their local League.

Current Naperville program concerns include:

  • Organize and implement responses to support our democracy on local, state, and national levels through local response as appropriate 
    • Responses include, but are not limited to:
      • Letters to the editor
      • Speaking to city council
      • Witness slips 
      • Rallies
      • Lobby Day, lobbying legislators
  • Advocate for issues that are important to Naperville, DuPage County, and Will County
    • Support improved Naperville Municipal Boards and Commissions nomination and appointment process
    • Organize and implement responses to local city and county circumstances as appropriate
    • Advocate for refreshing the DuPage County Heritage Gallery
  • Advocate for Naperville energy concerns and other environmental issues
    • Educate voters about the source of their electricity
    • Support greater transparency and accountability for IMEA (Illinois Municipal Electric Agency) and IMUA (Illinois Municipal Utility Agency)
    • Monitor other environmental concerns as needed
  • Support election integrity and ballot access in Will and DuPage Counties 
    • Continue to observe and support DuPage County and Will County election processes to ensure free and fair elections
    • Observe the procurement of the new election equipment in Will County
  • Support the introduction of local 708 mental health boards.
    • Observe the roll-out of the 708 mental health boards in Lisle Township, Naperville Township, and Will County
    • Continue to advocate for effective mental health delivery systems

How You Can Get Involved

JOIN the Naperville League! Your volunteer work helps support all of our activities: voter registration, candidate forums, stroll to the polls, Birthday Boxes, and more.

Volunteer for an activity that interests you.

Contact our Membership Chair for current opportunities at lwvnaperville.membership@gmail.com or any of our board members listed below with questions. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Check out our calendar for upcoming events and meetings! website posts and event listings for information.

Become a Proud Volunteer

When you join the League of Women Voters of Naperville, you add your voice to the group of women and men in your community who empower voters and defend democracy.

meet Our Board

Susan Craighead

Susan Craighead

Julie Niles

Julie Niles

Vice President

Bill Vernon

Linda Mabee

Linda Mabee

Allison Casey

Allison Casey

Social Media
Anne Mathews

Anne Mathews

Voter Service Chair
Marcia Patterson

Marcia Patterson

Voter Service
Donna Cheesebrough

Donna Cheesebrough


Maureen Mulville


Karen Snodgrass

Nominating Chair

Open Position

Issues and Advocacy

Open Position

At Large