(Alexandria, VA) – The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is proud to announce Wisconsin State Representative Joan Ballweg as a 2016 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner.This award was created to identify women who have worked tirelessly, often breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles that once seemed insurmountable, to serve their communities. These pacesetters have engendered an environment where women can now serve in public office and fight for the issues they are passionate about.
The 2016 Women of Excellence winners were presented with an award at the Women of Excellence ceremony on Wednesday November 16th, during the 2016 Annual Conference.
“Part of the spirit of NFWL is that we take time to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of the women around us and we are delighted to recognize this year’s honorees,” remarks NFWL Chair Delaware Representative Helene Keeley.
Rep. Ballweg was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2005. She currently serves as the Assembly Co-Chair for the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules and the Joint Legislative Council. The winners were nominated by their colleagues and constituents from their home states and then chosen by a distinguished panel of NFWL members.
“We congratulate our winners from this year,” Representative Keeley concludes.
In the photo: Representative Ballweg with her nominator, Wisconsin State Representative Kathy Bernier.***
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