Rep. Patterson Named Council Of State Governments Leadership Fellow
Non-partisan, Bowhay Institute program focuses on up-and-coming legislators with leadership qualities

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced his selection as a fellow to the 20th annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD). The program caters to Midwestern legislators and focuses on furthering policy goals of lawmakers with leadership qualities.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to participate in such an esteemed program,” said Rep. Patterson. “Many of my colleagues have participated in years past, and all have benefitted greatly from the skills gained as a result of the program. I look forward to furthering my expertise in the area of state government.”

This year’s selected fellows will gather in Madison, Wisconsin on August 8 for a five-day conference. Fellows will participate in a series of skill-building seminars, policy workshops and breakout sessions that focus on issues of leadership, communications, consensus building and negotiation.

The Council of State Governments—a non-partisan, non-profit organization that fosters the exchange of ideas to help officials shape public policy—is sponsoring the trip for all attending fellows.

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