Saturday, September 29, 2007

House Speaker Jody Richards-"Tilley a Rising Leader"

House Speaker Jody Richards announced that Rep. John Tilley of Hopkinsville was selected as only 1 of 30 leaders in the South to be chosen to attend the inaugural Leadership Program of the Southern Legislative Conference.

The Center for Advancement of Leadership Skills provides legislative, executive and judicial branch state leaders the opportunity to specific information on issues, trends and forecasts with their Southern State counterparts.

Tilley was nominated by House Speaker Jody Richards, and was awarded a scholarship from the SLC to cover the cost of the 4-day program. The session begins Oct. 6-10 at the University of Arkansas, and will provide sessions and workshops on policy, funding and leadership training from recognized professionals. Only 30 class members are accepted per year.

Pro"I am tremendously honored to have been selected to represent Kentucky in this prestigious program," Tilley said. "The Center for Advancement of Leaders is one of the most comprehensive leadership programs in the country, and many of the issues faced by our Western Kentucky region will be the basis for discussion by leaders across the South."

"Rep. Tilley is articulate and bright--a rising leader among his colleagues," Speaker Richards said. "As states continue to assume greater responsibility in the policy and funding arenas, it's imperative that we talk with colleagues in other states to collect the very best ideas.

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