Utah Senator Evan Vickers and Utah Board of Regents Vice Chair Nina Barnes are hosting an event at Southern Utah University geared to inform women in Cedar City and Iron county about opportunities to engage in community and public service. The event features local officials whose experience can help guide those looking to get involved in their community.
Panelists include Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson Edwards, Cedar City Councilmember Scott Phillips, Iron County School District Board member Michelle Lambert, Enoch City Councilmember Jolene Lee, and Cedar City Planning Commission member Jennie Hendricks.
Donna Law, executive director of development and government relations at Southern Utah University, believes that it is in the interest of all of us to have more women involved in all aspects of community and public service.
“This event is intended to help inform women about the local opportunities that are available and ways to get involved. Our panelists will share their experiences of getting engaged, running for office and in general, making a difference in our communities.”
Mary Weaver Bennett directs the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service, an interdisciplinary hub for leadership opportunities, experiential learning, citizenship education, humanitarian service, and public policy research on SUU’s campus.
“We are delighted to be able to highlight the service of impressive and capable women in the Iron County area. This is the first of multiple events we will sponsor to cultivate interest in public service, encourage civic action, and guide those who seek to serve in public office.”
This event is co-sponsored by the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service, SUU Alumni & Community Relations, Real Women Run at the YWCA, a collaborative nonpartisan initiative of YWCA Utah to empower women to participate fully in public life and civic leadership, and the Three Corners Women’s Giving Circle, a community of women who fund projects and programs to support women and girls in the “three corners” region: southern Utah, northwest Arizona, and Mesquite, Nevada.
The event will be held Thursday, September 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Southern Utah University Alumni House (300 West and University BLVD). Please RSVP at suu.edu/leavittcenter.
Donna Law Executive Director of Development and Government Relations
Specializing in legislative and regulatory policy, fund-raising in higher education, and student government relations
Mary Bennett Director of the Leavitt Center for Politics
Specializing in U.S. campaigns and elections, government relations, and public policy and advocacy