LIMA — The League of Women Voters of the Lima Area will hold its annual meeting at the Meeting Place on Market Street on Wednesday, May 21. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 with keynote speaker, Kevin Martin, Lima City Chief of Police, sharing the ways local government agencies share services to help stretch the local tax dollars. A business meeting for election of the board and approval of the 2014-2015 program will follow. The meeting will conclude at 7:30 p.m.

Last year Chief Martin participated in a panel discussion on this topic for a LWV meeting with Sheriff Crish, Allen County Sheriff, Jed Metzger, Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce, Rosann Christian, Director of Allen County Regional Transit Authority, and Dr. William Angel, The Ohio State University, Lima. Following that meeting, Chief Martin did additional research on the cooperative efforts in the area and will be sharing his findings at this meeting.

The League of Women Voters of the Lima Area is part of a national non-partisan organization founded in 1920 that encourages citizens to take an active and informed role in government. Providing programs on important topics is part of the organization’s mission.