Vice Mayor Deborah Cox Appointed California State Director For The National Foundation For Women’s Legislators

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

San Leandro Vice Mayor Deborah Cox has been selected to serve as a 2018 California State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL).

In her new role, Vice Mayor Cox will be responsible for collaborating with other elected women throughout California, to ensure all elected women have access to NFWL’s top-quality resources. NFWL State Directors also have exclusive access to leadership training resources so that they can better serve as state leaders.

‘I am honored to be offered this opportunity to collaborate with such a vast network of fellow elected women legislators in California and the entire United States,’ stated Vice Mayor Cox. ‘I look forward to working with them to advance the interests of women in public service and helping others achieve their full leadership potential.’

Elected women from across the country will gather in Washington D.C. November 13-17 for the NFWL’s 2018 Annual Conference. During the conference, elected women attendees will identify effective solutions to some of the nation’s most timely and pressuring issues. Fostering a non-partisan environment that encourages dialogue and the sharing of information and experiences, NFWL seeks to help women leaders build coalitions, share the concerns of their constituents, and identify out-of-the-box solutions to the most pertinent issues facing their communities today.

‘We are so proud that San Leandro Vice Mayor Deborah Cox has accepted a leadership position in our Foundation,’ added Jody Thomas, NFWL’s Executive Director. ‘NFWL’s emphasis for 2018 is leadership, and Vice Mayor Cox exemplifies this theme. She will play a key role in aiding elected women throughout California as we continue to grow as an organization.’

Vice Mayor Cox begins serving in her new position immediately and will hold this office through the end of 2018.

For additional information, please contact Eric Engelbart, Deputy City Manager at [email protected].

About San Leandro

One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 89,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (, a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited high-speed internet connectivity.

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