The League of Women Voters celebrates 90 years of service to Connecticut voters at a celebratory dinner Jan. 27 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenwich. The league invites the public to attend this event which opens with a reception at 6 p.m.

The Hon. Christine Todd Whitman, EPA administrator during the Bush Administration and former Governor of New Jersey, will be the keynote speaker at the celebration.

Todd Whitman is the president of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues, which has been a leader in helping prominent companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges. She is the author of "It's My Party, Too" -- a 2005 New York Times best seller that examined the future of the GOP. Whitman's extensive public policy experience will shed light on how to engage an increasingly disaffected public, meet the challenges of working in a polarized political climate, and encourage a more civil discourse in our democracy.

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut will also present its 90th Anniversary Civic Engagement Award to James P. Torgerson, president and CEO of UIL Holdings Corporation that evening.

Torgerson will be honored for his leadership of The Connecticut Regional Institute for the 21st Century, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustained economic growth for Connecticut.

LWVCT President Cheryl Dunson invites all League members, their family, friends of the League, and the public to "join us in Greenwich on January 27th to honor the League's 90 years of trusted, nonpartisan citizen education and advocacy. We anticipate a bright future for our organization as we continue to build citizen participation in the democratic process. We make a difference in peoples' lives because of the energy and passion of thousands of members across the state and nation committed to representative, transparent and accountable government."

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, a nonpartisan organization of men and women, sponsors activities to help Connecticut voters become better informed on current issues and active participants in government.

For more information on the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, visit http://www.lwvct.org.