Learn how local elections affect daily life
COLUMBIA - Local elections are around the corner and one group is doing it's part to prepare voters.
A Lunch & Learn: How Local Elections Affect Daily Life event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County. It will take place at the Daniel Boone Regional Library Tuesday at noon.
The public is invited to learn about how local elections can impact their lives firsthand.
Former Columbia City Council member, Barbara Hoppe, and current Boone County Comissioner, Janet Thompson will be attending the event.
They'll begin with a brief presentation and then turn it over for a discussion with the public.
Hoppe said she hopes to talk about climate change, renewable energy, and Airbnb issues.
"Everything that's close to you and your everyday life is affected by city government and county government," Hoppe said. "And if you care about your life and what happens to you you should care about who's running city government."
Hoppe said she encourages the public to come and learn how to have their voices heard through local elections.