State Rep. Leslie Osborn has been selected to serve as the 2017 Oklahoma director of the National Foundation of Women Legislators, the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government.
“It’s truly an honor to be selected by the NWFL to serve as state director,” said Osborn, R-Mustang, and chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee. “Women offer a unique perspective and an important set of skills and experience to civic government that benefits constituents. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of women serving in our state Legislature, so I am excited that I can work with women through all levels of government here in Oklahoma to offer support, share ideas and encourage more women to seek elected office.”
The NWFL is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that supports elected women from all levels of governance. The organization serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience.
Osborn will begin serving in her new position immediately and will hold this office through the end of 2017.
“We are so proud Rep. Osborn has accepted a leadership position in our Foundation,” stated Minnesota state Sen. Carrie Ruud, NFWL’s 2017 Chair. “NFWL’s theme for 2017 is leadership, and Rep. Osborn exemplifies this theme. She will play a key role in aiding women legislators in Oklahoma as we continue grow as an organization.”
Elected women from across the country will gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota from November 14-18, for NFWL’s 2017 Annual Conference to identify effective solutions to some of the nation’s most timely and pressing issues. Fostering a non-partisan environment that encourages dialogue and the sharing of information and experiences, women leaders are able to build coalitions, share the concerns of their constituents, and identify out-of-the-box solutions to the most pressing issues facing their communities today.