ATLANTA (January 7, 2013) – Senator Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) has been sworn in as a member of the 2013 Board of Directors with Women In Government, a national organization of women state legislators, at the 19th Annual State Directors’ and 10th Biennial First Term Legislators’ Conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
“The growing number of women in the ranks of policymakers holds great promise for positive change. I’m honored to continue to work with Women In Government as we connect elected women leaders from across the nation in policy discussions that address the needs of our respective states and communities,” said Orrock.
“Women In Government appreciates Senator Orrock’s leadership and longtime involvement with WIG. Board Members play a critical role in setting policy priorities for our organization,” said Marjorie Maginn, President and Executive Director of Women In Government. “Senator Orrock is a recognized leader in her state and nationally. She plays a valuable role in WIG as she shares her extensive legislative experience with 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 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 opportunity. This meeting also provides attendees with the opportunity to network with colleagues across state borders and share best practices and experiences to advance successful public policy.
About Women In Government
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 from across the country. For more information, visit www.womeningovernment.org.
For Immediate Release:
January 7, 2013
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Deputy Director
Kate Greer, Broadcast Specialist