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Charlotte Nycklemoe Appointed to the League of Women Voters of Florida Board

Past President Charlotte Nycklemoe has been appointed to the League of Women Voters Florida Board. She will be a dynamic contributor to the mission of the Board and will represent the concerns of Southwest Florida. She also serves as Chair of the LWVFL Juvenile Justice Committee (Juvenile Delinquency Action Committee), working “to improve outcomes for at-risk youth in Florida by supporting and influencing best practice policies through education and advocacy.” The group is focusing on increasing the use of Civil Citations and decreasing the use of Direct File for juveniles.

Congratulations to League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida past-President Charlotte Nycklemoe on her recent…

Posted by League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida on Thursday, July 5, 2018

League Members Tour PACE

Members for the League’s Justice Committee toured PACE Center for Girls on April 11.

The photo album is available via the League’s Facebook page.

Posted by League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida on Monday, April 16, 2018

League Members Attend March For Our Lives

League Members distributed Voter Registration materials at this recent Naples event.

Register. Educate. Vote. On March 24, local members attended March For Our Lives in Cambier Park to register voters and…

Posted by League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida on Saturday, 24 March 2018

Government Committee Members Attend FL CRC Meeting

On March 5th, local League Members attended and spoke at the Florida Constitution Revision Commission Meeting. Attendees who completed a speaking card were given 2 minutes to speak.

The photo album is available via the League’s Facebook page.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas waiting to speak

Posted by League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida on Saturday, March 10, 2018

League Members Attend Legislative Summit

League members recently attend the LWVFL’s Legislative Summit in Tallahassee. Collier County League Co-President Charlotte Nycklemoe introduced Representative Byron Donalds (District 80) to LWV attendees.

Posted by League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Posted by League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Members of Environmental Affairs Committee Tour Local Water Processing Facilities

League members toured two facilities that process water on February 8th. South FL Water Tour: Lisa Koehler, chief administrator of the Big Cypress Basin (part of the South Florida Water Management District) explained the responsibilities of the organization, which includes flood control operations as well as water supply and water quality protection. North Water Tour: Later that day, League members toured the North County Water Reclamation Facility in Collier County, Florida. They learned how wastewater is treated so it can be reused as irrigation water, thus minimizing the use of potable water for irrigation.

The photo album is available via the League’s Facebook page.

Posted by League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Suzanne Low Joins LWVCC Board

The League of Women Voters Collier Countty is proud to announce the appointment of Suzanne Low to its Board of Directors.

Suzanne joined Lassus Wherley in 1997 as a certified Financial Planner and professional and general counsel and served as the firm’s Director, Florida Operations, retiring in 2016. Suzanne enriches her work with generous amounts of community service to the business, professional and non-profit communities. She began her career by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin in 1970. She earned a Masters Degree from Indiana University in 1973 and her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law in 1981. Among her many accomplishments, Suzanne chaired the New Jersey Supreme Court District X Ethics Committee in 1992, serving a four-year term. She later served as Special Master of the committee and sat on the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Financial Committee. Suzanne has been a contributing writer for the Naples Daily News. Her articles appear in Business Edge, Garden State Woman, The Bottom Line and Gulf Coast Woman magazine. Suzanne has appeared on television and radio programs in Newsey and Florida to discuss finances and the economy.

Social Policy Members Tour ECHO

The League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida and League of Women Voters of Lee County, Florida jointly toured the work being done at ECHO Global Farm on 1/31/2018.

The photo album is available via the League’s Facebook page.

Posted by League of Women Voters of Collier County, Florida on Saturday, February 3, 2018

Naples City Council Candidate Forum

Be informed! Learn more about the individuals running for Naples City Council and their positions on important issues in the city of Naples. The League of Women Voters (LWV) invites you to attend a candidate forum on Monday, January 29, 2018 at City Hall, 735 8th Street South from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that sponsors numerous candidate debates. The LWV does not endorse, oppose, or support candidates or political parties.

Several local organizations are co-sponsoring the forum: Collier Citizens Council, Great Naples Chamber of Commerce, Greater Naples Leadership, Collier County Presidents Council, Greater Naples Better Government Committee and the Naples Press Club.

Candidates for City Council: Terry Hutchison, Mitchell Norgart, Linda Penniman, Gary Price

Date of Candidate Forum: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time of the Forum: 5:30 – 7:00 P.M.
Location: City Hall, 735 8th Street South, Naples
Broadcast: Channel 98

Election Day: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Who may vote? You must be a City of Naples registered voter.

Where to Vote: At your assigned polling place on Election Day or Vote-by-mail.

Ballots must be submitted by January 31, 2018. Go to www.colliervotes.com for more information from the Supervisor of Elections Office. For more information: www.lwvcolliercounty.com.

Michelle Arnold Joins LWVCC Board

Michelle Edwards Arnold, Director, Collier County Public Transit & Neighborhood Enhancement Division, has joined the LWVCC Board.

Employed with Collier County since 1989, she started with the County as a Planner in the Comprehensive Planning Department with responsibilities over the Future Land Use Element for the County. She was also a manager in the County’s Housing Department administering various grant programs before becoming an Assistant to the County Manager for Neil Dorrill and Robert Fernandez. After working in the County Manager’s o+ce Mrs. Arnold was promoted to Director of Code Enforcement and ran a successful Department for 10 years.

Mrs. Arnold is currently the Department Director of Public Transit and Neighborhood Enhancement (PTNE) for the County with the responsibility of operating the Transit System, constructing and managing 10 Municipal Service Taxing Units (MSTU) with projects consisting of roadway improvement to electric utility burial. During her tenure with Public Transit, Mrs. Arnold has improved e+ciencies within the system; oversaw the construction of the system 4rst Intermodal Transfer Station and lead the systems to its highest ridership. Recently, Mrs. Arnold’s duties were temporarily expanded to include Director of the County’s Community Redevelopment Areas (Immokalee and Bayshore).

Outside of the office Mrs. Arnold is very community minded and has served on several community Boards including the League of Women’s Voters;Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; the Naples High School StudentAdvisory Council (SAC); St. Matthew’s House Board; David Lawrence Center Board; and the local Hospice. Mrs. Arnold also coached soccer for the Naples Youth Soccer League, Naples Pro-Youth Soccer, and Gulf View Middle School.

Michelle is most proud of her family; husband Wayne Arnold, Vice President of Q. Grady Minor Engineering Firm (Chairman for Collier County Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Program) and sons Morgan who is a senior at Georgia Tech and Parker, a Junior at the University of Florida.