Greater Birmingham
Observer Corps

Strengthening and protecting citizens’ right to know


Our Mission

To monitor governmental bodies for information of importance to the community.

Our History and Purpose

The purpose of the Greater Birmingham Observer Corps (GBOC) is to follow and observe the actions of governmental and quasi-governmental entities in the Greater Birmingham area and objectively report on those activities to the community through print, broadcast, and social media. The Observer Corps has been a project of the League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham for many years and is needed now more than ever to supplement media coverage at many public meetings. The League of Women Voters has extensive experience in organizing and managing Observer Corps and has held a reputation for fairness, nonpartisanship, and trust for 97-years.