Columbus – Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) has been selected to serve as the 2017 State Director of Ohio for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL). 

“NFWL encourages elected women to unite, empower one another, and exchange legislative initiatives that will benefit our nation’s communities and citizens,” said Senator Brown. “I am honored to serve in leadership and look forward to helping connect Ohio to the valuable resources this organization provides.”

Senator Brown joins 38 other elected women from across the country who will serve as state directors in 2017. 

“We are so proud that Senator Brown has accepted a leadership position in our foundation,” stated Minnesota State Senator Carrie Ruud, NFWL’s 2017 Chair. “NFWL’s theme for 2017 is leadership, and Senator Brown exemplifies this theme. She will play a key role in aiding women legislators in Ohio as we continue to grow as an organization.” 

Established in 1938, NFWL is the nation’s oldest non-partisan 501c3 organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government. The mission of the National Foundation for Women Legislators is to provide strategic resources to elected women for leadership development, exchange of diverse legislative ideas, and effective governance through conferences, state outreach, educational materials, and personal relationships and networking.

For more information about the National Foundation for Women Legislators, please contact Emily Horak, Communications Coordinator, at (703) 518-7931.

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