LWVJC Annual Meeting
Meeting, salad and dessert
potluck lunch, program and tour of the Joint Emergency
Communications Center (JECC) by Tom Jones, Director will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 11:30-1:30
The event will be held at the Joint Emergency Communications Center (JECC) 4529 Melrose Ave., Iowa City.
RESERVATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 7. Phone or Email to
Carol Spaziani, 338-6140 or email@example.com.
Please indicate if you are bringing a salad or a dessert for the potluck and if you will be bringing a guest.
No fee for this event (but we need to know what you are bringing and names of guests)
As flooding threatens us again, and news pours in from around the country of many natural, accidental or criminal disasters, emergency services is a very timely topic for Johnson County.
Our county fortunately has a state of the art response mechanism due to the foresight of our local governments in joining together in 2010 to open our Joint
Emergency Communications Center (JECC).
Discussions began in 2003, first by our League and then by the J.C. Regional Planning Commission. The stand-alone agency merged emergency dispatching formerly operated separately by the Iowa City Police Dept. and J.C. Sheriff.
Five local governmental entities formed the JECC by signing a 28-E agreement (Johnson County, Iowa City,
Coralville, North Liberty, and the J.C. Emergency Management.)
The League’s Regional Government Study had supported joint services wherever possible, and in 2003 committee members began visiting local city council and Supervisor meetings to propose the idea.
While no brand new agency is without some problems to work out, the League is proud of its role in the creation of the JECC. Tom Jones, on staff from the beginning and recently appointed Director, will guide us on a tour of the facility and discuss the organizational, financial, operational and political factors involved with this essential, cooperative public service.
11:00 to 11:20 – Members are asked to arrive during this time so we will be seated and ready to begin the business meeting at 11:30.
11:30-12 noon: Annual Business Meeting. (See agenda and details elsewhere in this VOTER.)
12 noon-12:30 PM: Salad and dessert potluck lunch. (Please bring a dish to share that does not require cooling or heating; the League will provide beverages and utensils.)
12:30-1:30: Tom Jones will speak on “History and Operation of the JECC” and conduct tours of the building. We should be away for a lovely spring afternoon by 1:30.
League Treasurer Katherine Valde will be on hand to accept dues for the coming year. If you missed contributing to the Finance Drive, this is your chance to support a successful League year in 2013-2014.
LWVIA Annual Convention
League of Women Voters of Iowa 73rd Annual State Convention
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Iowa State University Memorial Union Sun Room
Mary Kramer-Civility in our Political World: How Did We Get So Rude? Maria Rundquist-Voter Intimidation in Iowa Tim O’Brien LWVUS-Voter Suppression Nationwide
Janis McMillan-State of LWVUS.
This is your opportunity to meet members across the state. Registration is $30.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, League and email (bring a check to convention). Registration covers coffee, rolls and lunch.