Rep. Heuer elected to leadership role with Women in Government (12/19/2013)

Thursday, December 19, 2013 7:00 pm

Start Date:  12/19/2013  Start Time:  12:00 AM
End Date:  12/19/2013    
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) was recently elected 2014 State Director with Women In Government by her fellow state legislative colleagues.  The State Director’s help ascertain important issues in their states so that Women in Government can tailor programming to these needs.

“I am honored to be elected by my colleagues to represent Indiana for the Women In Government Foundation,” said Rep. Heuer.  “I believe that women’s representation in government can be empowering and set an example for more women to have their voices heard in state and national government. I look forward to learning and sharing different approaches on issues to help find the best possible solution to issues affecting women.” 

Women In Government provides conferences that feature expert speakers on a variety of public policy topics and their impact on states.  Topics include healthcare 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.  These meetings also provides attendees with the opportunity to network with colleagues across state borders and share best practices and experiences to advance successful public policies.

“Women In Government congratulates Rep. Kathy Heuer in her position as a State Director.  State Directors play a critical role in setting policy priorities for our organization,” said Marjorie Maginn, President and Executive Director of Women in Government.  “Rep. Heuer 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.”

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 1,791 women who serve in state legislatures from across the country. For more information, visit www.womeningovernment.org.