Rep. Dan Kelley selected as 2012 Toll Fellow
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Rep. Dan Kelley of Newton is one of 40 emerging state leaders from across the nation who have been selected for the prestigious Toll Fellowship Program sponsored by The Council of State Governments.
Kelley was selected from many outstanding applicants by a committee of state elected and appointed officials as one of the most promising leaders of state government. Past Toll Fellowship graduates include governors, U.S. senators and members of Congress as well as leaders in state government.
“I am thrilled to be selected for the Toll Fellowship. This is a great opportunity to meet legislators from around the country and improve my leadership skills. I hope to bring those skills back to represent you in the Iowa Legislature,” Kelley said.
The annual week-long seminar, set for Sept. 7-12 and named in honor of Henry Toll, a Colorado senator who founded CSG in 1933, seeks to develop the next generation of leaders from all three branches of state government. This year’s program, which will be in Lexington, Ky., will focus on trends analysis, policy development, crisis management, leadership and institutional changes. The experience gives these leaders perspectives they would not ordinarily obtain during the course of their regular governmental service.
The Council of State Governments is the premier multi-branch organization forecasting policy trends for the community of states, commonwealths and territories on a national and regional basis. CSG alerts state elected and appointed officials to emerging social, economic, and political trends; offers innovative state policy responses to rapidly changing conditions; and advocates multistate problem-solving to maximize resources and competitiveness. CSG promotes excellence in decision-making and leadership skills and champions state sovereignty.
For more information about the Henry Toll Fellowship Program, contact Krista Rinehart at (859) 244-8249.
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