Making Democracy Work

Annual State of the Community Luncheon

The 25th Annual State of the Community Luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Woodland, located at the corner of Second and North Streets. The Hon. Daniel Maguire, Yolo County judge, will speak on the topic of "The Past, Present and Future of the Grand Jury". Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon and talk completed by 1 p.m. Tickets $15, best reserved ahead of time by emailing league@woodland.ca.lwvnet.org.

The State of the Community Luncheon has featured keynote speakers in leadership positions from throughout the county and region. City, school, county, or state representatives annually present a status report on government or issues the League is studying. The soup, salad, cornbread and dessert luncheon is the League's annual fundraiser.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Ardith Allread, Pat Butler, Butler Consulting, Glenn Cole & Carol Souza Cole, Skip Davies, Ed & Audrey Doehne, Evelia Genera, KLJ Photography Studio, Laura & Eric Kofoid, Pat Murray, Out A Sight!, Beverly Peppers, Roberto & Mari Perla, Dotty Pritchard, Jeff Reisig, District Attorney, Matt Rexroad, County Supervisor, Jesse Salinas, Yolo County Assessor/Clerk Recorder/ Voter Registrar, Bob & Virginia Salley, Simas Family Vineyard, Tom & Meg Stallard, Ramon & Karen Urbano, Woodland Joint Unified School District, Wraith Scarlett & Randolph Insurance, Yolo County Sheriff's Office

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors

  • Blu Goose Consulting
  • Butler Consulting
  • Glenn Cole & Carol Souza Cole
  • Ed & Audrey Doehne
  • Ray & Evelia Genera
  • Kathy Harryman
  • Eric & Laura Kofoid
  • Kelly Lynn Jordan Photography
  • Bill Marble, Woodland Mayor Pro Tem
  • Pat Murray
  • OutaSight! Group
  • Roberto & Mari Perla
  • Beverly Peppers
  • Stephen & Janet Ruggiero
  • Bob Salley
  • Simas Family Vineyard
  • Tom & Meg Stallard
  • Cass Sylvia, Yolo County Public Guardian/Administrator
  • Twyla Thompson
  • Ramon & Karen Urbano
  • Gilbert Walker
  • Dan Wolk, Davis Mayor

Past speakers:
  • 2016 - Dr. Maria Armstrong, Superintendent, Woodland Joint Unified School District
  • 2015 - Bill Dodd, CA Assemblymember District 4
  • 2014 - Dr. Jeff Loux, UCD Director, Land Use & Natural Resource Program
  • 2013 - Paul Navazio, Woodland City Manager
  • 2012 - Dr. Jay Lund, UCD Director, Center for Watershed Sciences
  • 2011 - Dr. Dan Sperling, UCD, Dept. Transportation Studies
  • 2010 - Dr. Deb Niemeier, UCD
  • 2009 - Hon. David Rosenberg
  • 2008 - Mark Deven, Woodland City Manager
  • 2007 - Lois Wolk, Assemblymember 8th District
  • 2006 - Sharon Jensen, CAO, Yolo County
  • 2005 - Dr. Jacki Cottingim, Superintendent, Woodland Joint Unified School District
  • 2004 - Susan Frazier, CEO, Valley Vision and Bob Dunning, Davis Enterprise columnist
  • 2003 - Francisco Rodriguez, Dean, Woodland Community College
  • 2002 - Steve Mayberg, Director, Calif. Dept. of Mental Health
  • 2001 - Assemblyman Dick Dickerson
  • 2000 - Rick Kirkwood, Woodland City Manager
  • 1999 - Vic Singh, CAO Yolo County
  • 1998 - Assemblywoman Helen Thomson
  • 1997 - Meg Sheldon, Director Yolo County Social Services
  • 1996 - Gary Sandy, Woodland Mayor
  • 1995 - Tom Stallard, Yolo County Supervisor 3rd District

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