2023-2024 LWVGO Leadership

What is the LWVGO Board? 

A volunteer Board of Directors governs the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha. There are 12-15 members of the Board serving various positions. The Board is a working board meaning that the board carries out a great majority of the administrative functions of the organization, and the programmatic functions, including our events, clubs, and voter services. 

Time Commitment

The League has a working board with monthly board meetings,  committee meetings and other work to be completed outside of the meetings. Time commitment varies

depending on the role. On average, board members spend 10-15 hours per month on LWVGO board activities.

Terms and Policies

LWVGO Bylaws state board terms last two years.

LWV Impact on Issues 

Open Positions

  • Fundraising
  • Membership
  • Communications Co-Directors
  • Community Engagement Director

While positions may not be open, feel free to nominate yourself for your desired role(s). We will work with you to align your interest and our needs, even training you for a future position. 


  • Interested in civic action, leadership, and the work of the LWVGO.
  • Preferred: Experience as an LWVGO member and in the field of your position of interest.


We will conduct informational interviews with all candidates to gauge fit and role interests annually in mid-June. The new slate will be presented at the LWVGO Annual Board Meeting  in September.


Executive Committee

Co-President: Cat Henning

Co-President: Sarah Smolen

Secretary: Carol Ebdon

Treasurer: Jan McKenzie

Immediate Past President: Cynde Glismann


Public Policy Directors:
Cindy Maxwell-Ostdiek, James Henrichs

Voter Services Directors:
Kristin Burson, Jackie Prados, Jennifer Rancine

Directors At Large:
Karina Hernandez

Taylor Sterba

Administrative Staff

Director of Operations: Candide V. Santiago

For general inquiries: Contact us