Observer Corps

The League of Women Voters of Pullman has an invaluable tool in its mission of working for good government when there is a vigorous and lively Observer Corps in place. This group forms the eyes and ears of the LWVP Board as members attend and observe the workings of governmental bodies. “The League’s reputation as a civic monitor has been earned by the Observer Corps of the local Leagues.”

What is the Observer Corps and what is its function within the League?

Observer Corps members attend council, board, commission, and advisory committees to listen, learn, observe, and report back to the League with factual information about the proceedings and any information about which the Board may be interested. In particular, the Observer calls the League Board’s attention to community and public policy issues that the League may wish to act/testify on based on League Position Statements. Observers also identify trends or problems for possible future study and action by the League.

The League is currently observing 8 City and 2 County entities with 13 observers!

Observer Team Leader - Roger Crawford

Pullman City Council – Kelly McGee, Karyn Hardy (backup)

Pullman’s Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee - Tricia Grantham

Pullman Neill Public Library Board – OBSERVER NEEDED

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Board – Krista Gross

Pullman Planning Commission – Jessica Cassleman, Stephanie MacCullough (backup)

Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners – Lennis Boyer

Pullman School District Board of Directors – Carol Ndambuki

Whitman County Board of Commissioners – OBSERVER NEEDED

Whitman County Planning Commission – Shelley Chambers Fox

Whitman County Solid Waste Advisory Committee – Deb Olson

Port of Whitman County Commissioners – OBSERVER NEEDED

Pullman Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee - Tricia Grantham (Meets 4:00 pm 3rd Thursday of each month)

Pullman Historic Preservation Committee - Aly Welch and Roger Crawford (Meets 7:30 pm 2nd Monday of each month)

Becoming an Observer

If you are looking for a way to become involved in your League by observing the business conducted by a local governmental entity, please check out the Observer Corp Guidelines. Email:

Observer Corps Calendar

Observer Report Form

Observers use this form to complete their reports.

Observer Report Form

Abbreviated LWV Positions

Observers can use these abbreviated positions to help with topics in the report that the League may be interested in and may want to take action on.

Abbreviated League Positions

Observer Corps Reports

Click below to go to the list of observer reports.

Observer Corps Reports

Observer Corps Guidelines and FAQs

Click below for a PDF of the Observer Corps Guidelines and FAQs.

Observer Corps Guidelines and FAQs PDF - Revised Oct 2022

Short LWVP Power Point Presentation

“What You Need to Know”