COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) recently was selected to participate in the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

“I was honored to have been selected to participate in this program,” Gavarone said. “Having the opportunity to meet and communicate with legislators from around the country is beneficial because it will help me address the needs of Wood County and shed light on how other states respond to similar challenges.”

Gavarone will be among 50 legislators from 46 states to attend the program, which runs from July 10-13. The Emerging Leaders Program is a collaboration between the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. It is funded by grants from Advance America, Altria Client Services, Comcast, Entertainment Software Association and Walmart.

The Emerging Leaders Program is held every year on the campus of the University of Virginia. Since 2005, more than 500 legislators have participated in the challenging classroom discussions and other coursework that make up the program.

Gavarone is serving her first term in the Ohio House, after being appointed in August of last year. She serves all of Wood County.

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