Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Our Local League

The League of Women Voters Jacksonville First Coast spans Duval, Nassau, Clay, and St. Johns Counties.

Speakers Series Features Feeding Northeast Florida!

Please join us for lunch to hear Luke Layow, from Feeding Northeast Florida.

Luke became President and Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Northeast Florida in January 2016. Feeding Northeast Florida secures food and other grocery items from hundreds of local and national food manufacturers, retailers, distribution facilities, warehouses, reclamation centers and farmers and distributes to food pantries, churches and community partners in an eight-county area. Layow, 42, who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, said he is excited to lead an organization with "such a broad-reaching, positive impact" on the community.

"I've worked with agencies that are national in scope, so it's an honor to have the chance to serve an agency that meets such a fundamental human need in my own backyard," he said. "My immediate goal is to continue building on the great work the board and staff have done to bring us to where we are today, and to create a sustainable organization that can fully meet the needs of our eight Northeast Florida counties in the future."

Layow, who has about 15 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, had been director of philanthropy at The First Tee, the World Golf Foundation's nonprofit youth development organization since 2011. At The First Tee, Layow raised six- and seven-figure gifts each of the last five years and helped exceed a $100 million fundraising campaign goal. Earlier in his career, Layow was director of advancement for Prison Fellowship Ministries' northeast region, director of institutional advancement for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, president of an outsource business-development company and a manager for Parsons Diamond Products. Additionally, he worked as a sports marketing executive for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

AND, Pick up your LWVF Voter Guide!

Where: Season's 52 at the St. Johns Town Center, 5096 Big Island Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32246. When: Wednesday, November 2, 11:30-1:00pm

RSVP: Nora Manahan email: or 904-476-6443

Cost: $20 includes a selected menu

Reserve your seat today!!

St. Johns Unit Meetings

Please join us Thursday, November 10 for the St. Johns County Unit Meeting

Meeting Time 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Where: St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, Florida

No RSVP Required

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