Sullivan named “State Director” for NFWL

Starting in 2018, local Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan will represent Vermont as a state director in the National Foundation for Women Legislators. The organization, which has provided resources and support to elected women since 1938, includes over 5,000 women working at the state, county and municipal levels. According to Sullivan, her leadership role in the […]

Read Full Post >>

Past and Prologue

And women — young ones, at that — were hastening to fill positions of public influence and distinguishing themselves in offices already gained. Prominent among the latter were two Memphis state representatives, Raumesh Akbari, named Legislator of the Year by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and Woman of the Year by the National […]

Read Full Post >>

Riverside mayor Lorraine Hatcher receives legislators’ excellence award

Lorraine Hatcher, Riverside’s new mayor, was among 34 women honored by the National Foundation for Women Legislators, based in Alexandria, Virginia, at its 2017 Elected Women of Excellence Awards ceremony on Nov. 14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award was established in 2013 as part of the foundation’s 75th anniversary celebration to honor the hard work […]

Read Full Post >>

Katrina’s Kids donation helps get Nichols library back on track after Hurricane Matthew

NICHOLS, S.C. (WPDE) — The Nichols Library got one step closer to reopening. Katrina’s Kids founder state Senator Katrina Shealy presented a Walmart community grant for $1,000 to the Marion County Library System Tuesday. The grant is to help refurbish the children’s section of the Nichols Library. The library has been closed since Hurricane Matthew. Officials […]

Read Full Post >>

Rep. Scott Named NFWL Parliamentarian

ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) was recently named the 2018-2020 Parliamentarian by the National Foundation of Women Legislators (NFWL). Rep. Scott was sworn in as the NFWL Parliamentarian on November 16, 2017, at NFWL’s annual conference in Minneapolis. [Attachment] ‘Thank you, NFWL, for appointing me to serve as Parliamentarian,’ said Rep. Scott. ‘I’ve […]

Read Full Post >>

150 North Country Kids Receive Donated Backpacks For School

State Rep. Linda Massimilla, D-Littleton, stands with youth enrolled in the Head Start Littleton program who recently received backpacks for school donated through a partnership between Office Depot and the National Foundation for Women Legislators. (Courtesy photo) For the second year, 150 students in Littleton, Bethlehem, and Lisbon received donated backpacks for school through a […]

Read Full Post >>

Sen. Ruud named Legislator of the Year by Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Environment and Natural Resource Policy and Legacy Finance Chair Senator Carrie Ruud (R- Breezy Point) was named Legislator of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts for her work in preserving Minnesota’s environment during the 2017 legislative session. Senator Ruud was a dedicated supporter of the Minnesota Association of Soil […]

Read Full Post >>

Tanya Seabrooks receives 2017 Women of Excellence award

National Foun­dation of Women Legislators named Radcliff Councilwoman Tanya Seabrooks as a 2017 Woman of Excellence. The Elected Women of Excel­lence Award was created to identify women who have worked to serve their communities. The pacesetters have engendered an environment where women can serve in public office and fight for the issues they are passionate […]

Read Full Post >>

National Family Caregiver Month

I just returned from the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ annual conference, where I joined other elected officials from across the country to discuss the most pressing issues facing our communities — including Alzheimer’s disease. Alarmingly, there are an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in 2016 more […]

Read Full Post >>

County unveils program to keep some veterans out of jail

Burlington County officials Friday announced the launch of a program that will enable some veterans charged with nonviolent offenses to be diverted into counseling or treatment programs instead of criminal prosecution. The Veterans Diversion Program, established in legislation signed into law in May by Gov. Chris Christie, aims to aid veterans and active-duty service members […]

Read Full Post >>