Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki has been recognized with the 2015 Elected Women of Excellence Award by the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Sawicki is one of 18 women from across the country receiving the award.
“My intent always is to represent Cape Coral in a positive light and be an advocate on behalf of the citizens,” said Mayor Sawicki in a prepared statement. “I am very humbled and honored to receive this recognition from such a prestigious national organization for elected women.”
The award was established in 2013 as part of the NFWL’s 75th Anniversary Celebration to honor the hard work and dedication of women leaders across the country. This year’s awards will be presented Sept. 14 at the 2015 Annual Conference in Oklahoma City.
“We are thrilled to acknowledge these women,” said NFWL Chair and New Jersey Sen. Diane Allen in the statement. “They showcase the strong leadership qualities, focused work ethic, and determination that we try to instill in young women across the nation, and deserve to be recognized for their tremendous efforts.”
The winners were nominated by their colleagues and constituents from their home states, and then chosen by a panel of NFWL members.
Through annual educational and networking events, the National Foundation for Women Legislators supports elected women from all levels of governance. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience. www.womenlegislators.org