December 21, 2016
ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Foundation of Women Legislators.
“Those that aspire to change the world are the same that are willing to change themselves for the betterment of their community and the future of our country,” Scott said in a press release.
Scott was elected by her peers at the 2016 NFWL Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., where over 115 elected women met to identify effective solutions to some of the nation’s most timely and pressing issues. Providing a non-partisan environment that encourages dialogue and the sharing of information and experiences, women leaders were able to build coalitions, share the concerns of their constituents, and identify out-of-the-box solutions to issues facing their communities today.
“We are so grateful for Rep. Scott’s service to this organization,” stated Delaware Representative Helene Keeley, NFWL’s 2016 Chair. “We look forward to working with her to make 2017 NFWL’s best year yet.”
Scott will begin serving in her new position on Jan. 1, and will hold the office through 2017. NFWL will host its 2017 Annual Conference next Nov. 14-18 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Scott has been an active member of the NFWL since 2011, and was named NFWL Legislator of the Year in the 2013.
NFWL’s purpose and mission is to provide strategic resources to elected women leaders for leadership development and effective governance through conferences, seminars, educational materials, professional and personal relationships and networking. The NFWL promotes a spirit of helpfulness among current and former women state legislators and elected women, encourages the election and appointment of women to public office, promotes interstate relations and provides an exchange of legislative ideas and legislation among members.
Scott represents the citizens of District 76, which includes portions of Clayton and Henry counties. She was first elected into the House Representatives in 2010, and currently serves on the Human Relations & Aging, Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment, Science and Technology, and Special Rules committees.