Clean water, fracking to be discussed at Westlake meeting

An update on current clean water and fracking issues in Ohio will be presented on Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m., at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. The public is invited to attend the free event, sponsored by the Westlake/North Olmsted and Fairview Park Chapters of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.

The speaker, Dr. Kristin Vessey, is the land use specialist for the Ohio League of Women Voters. In that role, she monitors legislative actions and prepares and presents testimony on behalf of the League. Dr. Vessey holds a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a master's degree and Ph.D. in biology from Bowling Green State University. She has taught at Bowling Green and has been employed at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Vessey has served in a variety of positions in the League of Women Voters, including president of the Bowling Green League and state treasurer.

For additional information about this event, please contact chapter co-chair Jean Seasholtz at 440-892-9171. Now in its 95th year, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to men and women of all ages.

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