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League of Women Voters of Boulder County
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Our New Website Team

Jennifer L Bales | Published on 1/31/2021

Shelby Bates

Shelby Bates is our contact person on the website team.  Please send questions and report issues to

Shelby first got connected to LWV while in graduate school in St. Louis. At the time, she was interning with Jobs with Justice and working on a Medicaid expansion campaign. Having moved back to Colorado a few years ago, she is excited to have officially joined her local chapter. In her day job, Shelby is a social worker with Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education, a non-profit advocating for college access for students with intellectual disabilities (she also happens to manage their website). In her free time, Shelby likes to knit, play board games, read books, and spend time outdoors. During non-COVID times, Shelby enjoys visiting her family in Aurora, where she grew up. 

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Lydia Linke

Lydia Linke is the other member of our website team. Lydia just recently joined LWV in October 2020. She had first discovered the league back in 2017 while living in Minnesota, but had her hands full at the time with an infant and a preschooler. Lydia was born and raised in Alaska, but has lived in Seattle WA, Portland OR, suburbs of Minneapolis Minnesota, and for the last two years the Boulder area, where she and her family plan to put down long term roots. She earned her B.S in Biological Health Sciences from Washington State University, and has held a variety of jobs including Flight Attendant, Nursing Assistant, Barista, Receptionist, and Medical Scribe. In her free time, Lydia enjoys hiking, running, skiing, reading, and going on both big and small family adventures.

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