State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was elected a 2014 state director with Women In Government by her state legislative colleagues this past year. State directors help ascertain important issues in their states so that Women In Government can tailor programming to these needs.
“It’s an honor to be selected as state director for Women in Government. I look forward to helping determine the policy topics of future Women in Government conferences,” said Ruud.
“State directors play a critical role in setting policy priorities for our organization,” said Marjorie Maginn, president and executive director of Women In Government. “Sen. Ruud 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 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 provide those who attend the opportunity to network with colleagues across state borders and share best practices and experiences to advance successful public policies.