REPRESENTATIVE ELAINE BOWERS TAPPED FOR LEADERSHIP POSITION

September 22, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas Representative Elaine Bowers was selected to serve in leadership for the nation’s oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government.

Bowers was elected to serve as State Director of Kansas for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) at the 2009 NFWL Annual Conference in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Representative Bowers was elected into the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006 and represents House District #107 in north central Kansas.

By accepting the State Director position, Representative Bowers is charged with encouraging support throughout Kansas. Representative Bowers also coordinates activities with the Regional Director of Region 5 which includes AR, KS, LA, MS, MO, OK.

“I am honored to have been selected for this position and eager to reach out to all of the elected women who serve in Kansas to build relationships and include them in the many important programs and initiatives that the National Foundation for Women Legislators offers,” stated Bowers. “I plan to increase opportunities for growth, prosperity, and wellness within the state.”

“Representative Bowers is an articulate and impassioned leader,” remarked NFWL President & CEO, Robin Read. “Her leadership will be an asset to the Foundation and I am confident that with her commitment this will be one of the most exciting and productive years that NFWL has seen,” continued Read.

Elected women from across the nation gathered at NFWL’s recent Annual Conference in New Mexico to identify effective solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing issues. Providing a non-partisan environment that encourages dialogue and information-sharing, legislators are able to build coalitions, share the concerns of their constituents, and highlight initiatives that have been successful within their own state at this annual event.

NFWL’s 2010 Annual Conference will take place November 18-22 at a location to be named shortly.

About the National Foundation For Women Legislators, Inc. (NFWL)
The mission of NFWL is to provide strategic resources to elected women from all levels of government for leadership development and effective governance through conferences, seminars, issue education materials, professional and personal relationships, and networking at the local, state, and federal levels. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFWL does not take ideological positions on public policy issues, but rather serves as a forum for women legislators to be empowered through information and experience.