Upcoming/Recent Past Events
Four Freedoms Coalition March and Rally, January 7, 2017
Close to 2,000 Berkshire County residents marched and attended the rally to promote the Four Freedoms: Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Senator Ed Markey was one of the featured speakers.
Annual Holiday Walk Saturday, December 3, 2016
Williamstown 4th of July Parade 2016
Annual Meeting 2016
May 18, 2016 Voter Registration Drive at Mount Greylock Regional High School
May 17, 2016 Town Meeting in Williamstown
Anne Skinner with the recipient of the 2016 Town Employee Award, Debra Turnbull, Administrative Assistant to the Town Manager. Photo taken by Harry Montgomery.
Money in Politics Consensus Meeting, Williamstown Public Library, Wednesday, Jan 13th
Voter Registration Drive at Berkshire Community College
The Williamstown League hosted its first Voter Registration Drive at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA, on September 17, 2015. New Voters were registered from 4 cities/towns by Williamstown volunteers and our MassPIRG partners.
Annual Meeting 2015
June 13th in the Harper’s Center in Williamstown
Voter Registration at Mt. Greylock Regional School in Williamstown
LWV Williamstown helped register over 30 new voters at Mt. Greylock Regional School.
Forum for the Town Selectman position, moderated by Rep. Gail Cariddi, Thursday, April 16
Forum for Williamstown Elementary School (WES) Committee Race, Tuesday, April 14
Annual Susan B. Anthony Dinner, Tuesday, February 24
LWV Williamstown “Economics of Education” January 28, 2015
Williams College economics professor Steve Sheppard (left) gave a presentation and led a discussion on the topic. Margo Bowden (right) hosted.
Election Day November 4, 2014
Candidates Forum October 21, 2014
Forum for open seats on the Mount Greylock Regional High School committee.
Fall Meeting and Potluck
Tuesday, September 30
LWV Williamstown kicked off the year with a potluck featuring discussion of the state ballot questions and other local issues.
National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 23
Tuesday, September 30
Members, friends, and anyone curious about the League of Women Voters — all are invited to a potluck dinner at Margo Bowden’s house, 6 p.m. on September 30th. Please let Jean Donati know if you can come and what you might bring: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be talking about ballot questions: the ones that will be up for a vote in November and the ones that didn’t make it.
Annual Meeting 2014
June 4th in the Harper’s Center in Williamstown
High School Voter Registration at Mount Greylock Regional High School
May 23, 2014
29 new voters were registered.
Candidates’ Night for Williamstown Board of Selectmen
Wednesday, April 16th at Town Hall.
The forum began with the candidates introducing themselves, followed by a Q&A of previously submitted and audience questions. In the photo below Anne Skinner, LWV Williamstown President, moderates the forum with the four candidates running for two seats.
Annual Susan B. Anthony Dinner
Celebrating the work of this pioneer in getting votes for women
Wednesday, February 19, at 6 PM at the Williams Inn in Williamstown
Guest speaker Lt. Governor of Rhode Island Elizabeth Roberts spoke about the
“The Affordable Care Act: What we have, and have not, learned from Massachusetts.”
Lt. Gov. Roberts, now in her second term in office, is the first woman to serve in that position in RI. She holds an MBA in health care management from Boston University, and she has made health care the center of her political work, starting with her time in the RI Senate. She is concerned both with affordability and accountability and was proactive in preparing her state for the Affordable Care Act. She currently chairs a state committee of both purveyors and stakeholders, so she has insights into every aspect of this hot topic.
Reception for Congressman Richard Neal
April 8, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
New Location: The Clark Art Institute, South Street, Williamstown
Rep. Neal will spoke about the challenges and opportunities he foresees for the 113th Congress.
The LWV recognizes that both open space and affordable housing are important aspects of community life. The Williamstown LWV feels, however, that given the devastation of Hurricane Irene and the immediate human crisis for former residents of the Spruces, our town would be best served by development of a portion of the Lowry property – originally intended for a new high school — for housing.
The Spruces current location would replace the open space of the Lowry property with land accessible to the entire town for open space recreation. We look forward to hosting one or more discussions on this issue in the coming months.
LWV Williamstown Contacts
P. O. Box 392
Williamstown, MA 02167
Anne Skinner, President
Jane Nicholls, Secretary
Phyllis Riley, Treasurer
Maria Greig Williams, Voter Service
Margo Bowden, At-Large
Isabel Jacobs, At Large