HOLDEN, Mass. — Holden's State Sen. Harriette L. Chandler (D-Worcester), will be sworn in as a 2013 state director with Women In Government at the 19th Annual State Directors’ and 10th Biennial First Term Legislators’ Conference in St. Pete Beach, Fla. in January.
The swearing-in ceremony follows her election to this position by her fellow state legislative colleagues this past year.
“I have been a big supporter of Women In Government for many years, and it’s an honor to be a state director,” said Chandler. “I am looking forward to this upcoming year, and hope to continue my public service through this opportunity.”
“Women In Government congratulates Senator Chandler in her position as a state director," said Marjorie Maginn, president and executive director of Women In Government. "State directors play a critical role in setting policy priorities for our organization. She is a recognized leader in her state, and we are excited that she will now share her leadership skills with other women policymakers throughout the country.”
At the 19th Annual State Directors’ Conference, women state legislators will hear from expert speakers on a variety of public policy topics and their impact on states. Topics include health-care reform, diabetes, emerging issues in energy policy, cervical cancer prevention, the current status of women in state legislatures, childhood obesity, public health, economic security and opportunities, and many others. The meeting will also provide those who attend an opportunity to network with colleagues across state borders and share best practices and experiences to advance successful public policies.
Women In Government Foundation, Inc. is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators providing leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources. Women In Government serves all 1,746 women who serve in state legislatures across the country. For more information, visit their website.