The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus' Fall Election Season Kickoff will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St., Columbus.

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus' Fall Election Season Kickoff will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 N. High St., Columbus.

Dinner will be followed by a program about the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute by 2014 Democracy In Action honoree and former Ohio attorney general, Betty D. Montgomery. Founded in 2000, the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute is an eight-month program created to encourage and train women in business and civic leadership to assume more prominent roles, either elected or appointed.

The program portion of the meeting is free and open to the public beginning at 7:15 p.m.

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.