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. LWVNC initiatives helped to change the structure of Town government from a town meeting to a town council. We advocated strongly for periodic charter review. We raised community support for the building of the New Canaan High School and the more recent renovation project. We advocated for accessory housing regulations for our elderly and improved recreational facilities. We have conducted town wide surveys on Town Recreation Facilities, Open Space Conservation, and Adolescent Sleep Needs and School Start Times. We have held town forums on energy, technology in education and sponsor candidates' debates.