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Membership is open to both men and women who subscribe to the purpose and policies of the League. Voting members shall be citizens at least 16 years of age.

Our Local Program Positions
Mental Health (updated 2016)

In order to maintain and enhance the quality of life in Bowling Green and Wood County, our League supports the continuing availability of mental health and substance abuse/addiction services for all. We also support sufficient funding of mental health services, acknowledging the increasing influence of substance abuse/addictions on an individual’s mental health.

To achieve the above our League supports:

  • providing a wide range of effective services across the life span that employs practices informed by research, with flexibility to address changing needs;

  • continuing the involvement of persons with mental illness and their family members in shaping services and policies;

  • continuing collaboration among agencies including programming and funding;

  • increasing public understanding of the impact of mental illness and substance abuse/addictions on the individual and the community.

Education (updated 2013)

League supports...

  • high standards of education at all levels, including adequate and appropriate programs for the gifted and for students with special needs.

  • adequate and appropriate use of technology within all content areas at all levels.

  • the provision of vocational and technical education without duplicating programming at Penta Career Center.

  • sufficient funding and accountability of programs and facilities at all levels.

Needs of the Elderly, Senior Concerns (updated 2005-2006)
  • League supports efforts to maintain or improve the quality of life of the elderly population in Wood County.

  • The needs of the elderly population in Wood County steadily increase due to longevity and the problems of health, finance and other difficulties that accompany longevity. On the other hand, financial support for services to the elderly by federal and state governments is not keeping up with inflation.

Land Use (updated 2005-2006)
  • Top priority for the acquisition and maintenance of open space for public use.

  • Cooperation between governmental agents of the city of Bowling Green and the Trustees of adjacent townships.

  • Public accessibility of the most recent version of the Comprehensive Plan, with any revisions dated and made evident.

  • Support of a precautionary moratorium on all new Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) that produce untreated animal waste. Support of improved and similar waste water transportation and treatment systems on each CAFO site within Wood County as required by the State of Ohio of municipalities producing the same volume of waste, with safe nutrient management practices and disposal of sludge, in order to maintain adequate water quality standards in our aquifers, ground and surface waters.