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.
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.