FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2014
Representative Geran Tarr was elected a 2014 State Director with Women In Government by her fellow 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.
“Women in Government has provided me with important information on timely policy decisions facing Alaska, including women’s health care, children’s health, energy, and transportation planning,” said Tarr. “This bi-partisan organization is recognized for establishing leaders on the critical issues of our time, and it is an honor to serve as state director.”
“Women In Government congratulates Rep. Geran Tarr 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. Tarr 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 provides attendees with the opportunity to network with colleagues across state borders and share best practices and experiences to advance successful public policies.
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 1,791 women who serve in state legislatures from across the country. For more information, visit www.womeningovernment.org.