Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) has been selected to participate in the Women in Government Leadership Program Class of 2019, which is hosted by Governing magazine.
Randall is the only board member from Virginia to join a cohort of 25 other women from across the country. The 2019 program includes women elected to a state or local office from twenty states.
“I am honored to have been recognized by Governing magazine but would be remiss not to acknowledge all the women who paved the way for me to be allowed to serve in Loudoun,” Randall said in a statement announcing the class. In 2015, she was elected to be the first black woman to serve as Chair At-Large in Virginia.
“Counties and communities are electing women across the nation to tackle today’s most pressing issues and I am looking forward to joining these forward-thinking women from across the country to identify real world solutions that can improve our government’s performance for future generations,” Randall said.
Participants for the program are typically nominated by their peers, program alumnae and government officials. Randall was nominated by leadership at Governing and selected by the Governing Institute based on criteria like career and educational accomplishments, personal recommendations and a commitment to actively participating in their community. The leadership programs is meant to broaden participants’ leadership through a network of women who mentor and inspire other women to run for office. It is designed to enhance the development of women leaders, promote problem solving through leadership, demonstrate how to continue to make a difference in the communities they serve and teach crucial skills for governing.
The Women in Leadership honorees will each be be profiled in the February 2019 issue of Governing, participate in monthly meetings as a cohort, and attend leadership development retreats with travel and accommodations provided by the Governing Institute.
Governing is a monthly national magazine publishing in Washington, DC and covering policy, politics and management in government. It reports circulation of about 85,000. More information on the Women in Government Leadership Program is online at www.governing.com/gov-institute/wig.