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Treasurer Fitch Selected for Women in Government Fellowship Program

 

JACKSON –

 

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch has been selected by Governing Magazine as one of 25 outstanding appointed and elected women officials in state and local government for a year-long fellowship program on Women in Government. The Governing Institute in Washington, DC created this program as an opportunity for leading women in government to guide, mentor and share best practices in their fields.

 

The Institute considered outstanding performance, demonstrated leadership, personal integrity and commitment to public service when choosing the honorees for the inaugural panel of Outstanding Women in Government.

 

“It is such an honor to be named to the inaugural Women in Government Leadership Program,” said Treasurer Fitch. “Women have made progress in Mississippi politics since Evelyn Gandy was Lt. Governor. She was my mentor so it has been both humbling and inspiring to follow in her footsteps as State Treasurer. I hope that I can similarly inspire other women to pursue opportunities to serve.”

 

Treasurer Fitch attended the first session of the year-long leadership program this month. As part of the leadership program, she will represent Mississippi during a series of conferences, roundtable discussions, and editorials in Governing Magazine.